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Economy

New Jobs Data Underscore Stable Recovery Although Wages Have Yet to Budge

Despite positive job numbers, the U.S. labor market still faces long-term quality and quantity problems.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, August 1, 2014

National Security

Indispensable Partners: Reenergizing U.S.-India Ties

Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.

By Vikram Singh | Friday, August 1, 2014

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Energy and Environment

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy—If You’re Big Oil

The big five oil companies continue earning huge profits—more than $25 billion in the second quarter—yet they receive billions of dollars in unnecessary and unwarranted tax breaks.

By Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, and Bineh Ndefru | Friday, August 1, 2014

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Economy

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

By Michael Madowitz and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Economy

Rebounding Growth Allays Fears, But Shadows Still Loom Over the Economy

The U.S. economy’s continued failure to grow inclusively along with unnecessary public spending cuts are weighing on the recovery.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Military

Out of Range

book_alt2 icon Report Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.

By Jessica Arons, Lindsay Rosenthal, and Donna Barry | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Economy

Offshoring Work Is Taking a Toll on the U.S. Economy

bars icon Charts Reshoring tax incentives can ease the wage and employment pressures across the country.

By Adam Hersh and Ethan Gurwitz | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Poverty

3 Reasons Subsidized Jobs Should Be Part of an Economic Mobility Agenda

As Congress explores strategies for boosting economic security and mobility, subsidized jobs are an effective tool for employing those left behind by the labor market.

By Rachel West | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Religion and Values

Working and Still Poor

When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Energy and Environment

Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin

article icon Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.

By Nidhi Thakar and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan.
Economy

July 2014

article icon Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Poverty

Improving Economic Opportunity

article icon Issue Brief Successful anti-poverty solutions should be coordinated in a way that meets the needs of families and should build upon lessons learned from successful programs across the country. Efforts to improve the safety net should also be paired with broader reforms and investments to tackle the root causes of poverty.

By Melissa Boteach and Megan Martin | Thursday, July 24, 2014