Economy

New Survey | Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future: Findings from PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

[09.23.2014]

Today, PRRI released our American Values Survey 2014: Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts about the Future. Although the economy has improved overall, findings show Americans have a bleak outlook on their personal financial situation and the economic future of the country.

The Morning Buzz | Do Independent Candidates Have a Chance to Win in November?

[09.05.2014]

In today’s Buzz, independent candidates run for state-level offices, many Americans still struggle to put food on the table, the Supreme Court gears up for another religious liberty case, the New York Times explores the race gap in America’s police departments, and the Mormon church puts its artifacts on display.

The Morning Buzz | Women Are Cracking the Stained-Glass Ceiling

[09.03.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the National Guard heads to the Texas-Mexico border with too little to do, U.S. employers are taking longer to fill empty positions, Texas’s voter ID law goes to trial, Oklahoma’s schools start in legal limbo, women crack the stained-glass ceiling, and more people choose to rent.

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

[08.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty.

The Morning Buzz | Did Immigration Officials Discourage Migrants from Seeking Asylum?

[08.26.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Mark Driscoll takes a six-week leave, civil rights groups sue immigration officials, voting rights cases begin, a “drafting error” could doom Obamacare, and no Democratic politician has given voice to the anger in Ferguson.

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Adjusts the Contraception Mandate Exemption

[08.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the Obama administration announced changes to the contraception mandate exemption, budget cuts threaten a unique Alabama prison education program, working mothers are penalized in hourly jobs, gun groups appeal to women, medical marijuana entrepreneurs try to expand, and a Jewish woman explains why she stopped going to synagogue.

The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work

[08.20.2014]

In today’s Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country’s least politically polarized state, and a Texas Democrat fights Ted Cruz and Obama on the immigration crisis.

The Morning Buzz | Summer Jobs Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

[08.15.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a reporter gets arrested in Ferguson, summer jobs might soon be a thing of the past, more gay people are leaving urban enclaves for the suburbs, evangelicals plan a solidarity trip to Israel, and David Gushee tries to turn down the temperature in evangelicals’ conversations about LGBT issues.

The Morning Buzz | Marijuana Sales Boom in Washington and Colorado

[08.12.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a debate over family leave policies, legal marijuana booms in Washington and Colorado, the federal government stands in the way of medical marijuana research, a tech entrepreneur wants to revive the house call, and a map shows that Americans on the coasts take on more debt.

The Morning Buzz | Target Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

[08.08.2014]

In today’s Buzz, why Target’s customers won’t object to the company’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency.