Story of the Week: Record Number of Job Openings, but Hiring Slower Than Expected

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 9.3 million job openings this week, the highest amount since it began tracking the number in 2000 and a good sign for the economy's COVID-19 recovery. Despite this, hiring is lagging behind; the economy added 559,000 jobs in May , more than double...
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Surveys Show Majority of Republicans Believe Government Must Tackle Student Loan Debt

Many Americans see the benefits of a college degree, such as opportunities for well-paying jobs. Yet over the years, college costs have become extremely high, both from private and public colleges . This increase has led to more and more debt -- a total of about $1.6 trillion , with the...
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Surveys Show Republican Voters Actually Support Increasing the Minimum Wage, Just Not to $15/Hour

U.S. Congress will consider a $15 minimum wage for the second time soon. Joe Biden and most congressional Democrats want to more than double the minimum hourly wage from its current level of $7.25. Although Democrats have this policy goal, survey data (see below) show that the majority of...
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Media Bias Alert: Left and Right Coverage on Minimum Wage Bump Differs

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” -Mark Twain On Tuesday, Democrats in Congress reintroduced a bill to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Slanted coverage soon followed. View this post on Instagram A post shared by AllSides (@...
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Story of the Week: Congress Passes $900B Coronavirus Relief Bill; Trump Threatens Veto

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Lawmakers agreed on a long-debated stimulus bill worth nearly $900 billion this past weekend, attempting to relieve economic fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The proposal includes $600 direct...
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Trump vs. Biden on Tax Policy, Explained in 2 Minutes

Here's a brief overview of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden 's stances on tax policy, plus quick links to articles covering the topic from across the political spectrum as determined by AllSides Media Bias Ratings . Trump: President Donald Trump's second term agenda pledges to cut taxes to...
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Story of the Week: Next Coronavirus Stimulus Uncertain as Lawmakers Debate Details

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The nation awaits more COVID-19 coronavirus financial relief, as lawmakers from both parties diligently debate the details. Coverage from many right-rated outlets has focused on the purported ineffectiveness of...
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Story of the Week: Congress, Trump Unite to Pass $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Updated 3/27/2020 at 4:54 p.m. ET: President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill into law Friday afternoon, aimed at stabilizing the economy and American life amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak...
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Story of the Week: Coronavirus Response Poised To Cost Trillions

President Donald Trump's administration and Congress have been working to pass a series of stimulus packages and response measures to combat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus . The packages — which are likely to cost over $1 trillion in total — would account for hundreds of billions...
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Story of the Week: Spread of Coronavirus Grips US, Stuns Stock Market

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has sent shockwaves through the U.S., closing schools, suspending entire sporting seasons and contributing to a brutal week for the stock market. President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday, announcing a 30-day ban on...
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Left and Right Media Bias On Display in Economic Report

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its quarterly report on gross domestic product Thursday morning, and media bias was apparent in the reports. All media outlets agreed the U.S. economy grew by 2.9 percent in 2018, yet reporters from the Left and Right painted the numbers...
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