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Economic Snapshot: August 2015

kid bike homeless man article icon Issue Brief America’s middle class deserves a shot at real economic security, and it is about time that policymakers make it happen.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, August 31, 2015

New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

Working MillennialThe U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 13.5 million workers, including 4.7 Millennials.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

The Fiduciary Rule Would Put Savers’ and Retirees’ Best Interests First

Joe ValentiJoe Valenti, Director of Consumer Finance, testifies before the U.S. Department of Labor.

by Joe Valenti | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Rewarding Tax-Time Savings Through Existing Law

tax fillerThe Internal Revenue Service can make administrative changes to help taxpayers qualify for the Saver’s Credit and boost their retirement savings.

by Harry Stein and Joe Valenti | Thursday, August 6, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2015 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, August 6, 2015

Yes, We Need to Raise Middle-Class (Market) Incomes

struggling homeownersHarvard professor Martin Feldstein’s recent argument that middle-class incomes have risen significantly just misses the point.

by Brendan Duke and Andrew Schwartz | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Economic Snapshot: July 2015

A woman learns about employment opportunities article icon Issue Brief Middle-class economic stability for all is the key to stronger economic growth and should be front and center on policymakers’ agendas.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, July 31, 2015

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Iowa Families

Iowa family article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Iowa women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fixing Sequestration and Improving the Budget Process

Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the House Budget Committee for its hearing on the first principles of congressional budgeting.

by Carmel Martin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Capitalism for Everyone

wheels book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers can help workers, businesses, and investors do better by encouraging companies to adopt broad-based profit-sharing programs.

by Karla Walter, David Madland, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Progress Continues One Year After the White House Summit on Working Families

cursor icon Interactive It has been one year since the White House Summit on Working Families. This interactive shows some of the progress that has been made for working families during that time.

by the Women's Initiative | Friday, July 17, 2015

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Ohio Families

Ohio career fair article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Ohio women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Real Family Values: Planning for a Future that Ensures Dignity for an Aging Population

Nun and elder care article icon Issue Brief As America’s aging population increases, implementing policies steeped in real family values—dignity, fairness, and respect—must be a priority to meet the needs of the elderly and their caregivers.

by Emily Baxter | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lending for Success

Homeowner mortgage lending relief book_alt2 icon Report Aligning lending incentives creates better outcomes for banks and borrowers alike.

by Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman, Julia Gordon | Monday, July 13, 2015

Do Not Gut Financial Reform in the Name of Helping Small Banks

community bank teller article icon Issue Brief The banking industry’s claims that policymakers must roll back financial reform to help small banks do not stand up to scrutiny.

by David Sanchez, Sarah Edelman, Julia Gordon | Tuesday, July 7, 2015