With the employment report today beating expectations – at 165,000 new jobs, above the widely expected 140,000 gain – the U.S. economy continues to chug along at a steady, though unexciting pace. The unemployment rate ticked down by 0.1 percent...Read more »
A narrative is quickly developing in Washington that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate is a gift to President Obama. Ryan’s proposal to “end Medicare as we know it” seems...Read more »
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The minimum wage, backed by voters, in Washington state is the nation's highest.