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Macroeconomics

Robert J. Samuelson: Expanded EITC would do more for poor than minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON — The great virtue of the Congressional Budget Office's recent report on the minimum wage is that it injects a much-needed dose of reality into the debate over job creation. The Obama administration and its congressional allies have taken the position that raising the minimum wage…

February 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming's job market soft in last quarter 2012

CASPER — Officials with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services say the state's job market grew marginally in the third quarter of last year.

May 16, 2013 3:57 pmLoading…
Why world markets focus on tiny Jackson Hole

Why world markets focus on tiny Jackson Hole

JACKSON HOLE — Every August, the world's financial markets shift their attention from the centers of global commerce — New York, London, Tokyo — to a mountain valley in northwest Wyoming. On Friday, they will hear a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

August 30, 2012 5:34 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Raise minimum wage to raise American economy

Time flies when you’re moving backward. With the federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009, workers now have less buying power than they did in 1997 at the start of the longest period in history without a raise.

August 09, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Oil boom, slow overall recovery ahead in 2012

The year 2011 didn’t turn out as well as University of Montana economists predicted a year ago.

February 01, 2012 12:30 amLoading…

Policy center will track social, economic issues

Downstairs at the Petroleum Club on Saturday, Republicans savoring their general election victories chose their leaders and committee members for the 2011-2012 Legislature.

November 16, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Europe’s forced austerity threatens economic growth

WASHINGTON — We have entered the Age of Austerity. It’s already arrived in Europe and is destined for the United States. Governments throughout Europe are cutting social spending and raising taxes — or contemplating doing so. The welfare state and the bond market have collided, and the welfa…

October 15, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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