Economy

Morning Buzz | Accepting Language at Pope Francis’ Synod

[10.14.2014]

In today’s buzz, a group of clergy members in North Carolina help overturn a ban on same-sex marriage and Americans’ continue struggling with costly medical bills.

Morning Buzz | Roving Rabbis Take to the West

[09.30.2014]

In today’s buzz, Americans are spending again, Rabbis are roaming the West, and Microsoft is breaking into the polling world.

Morning Buzz | Food Insecurity Most Common Economic Hardship among Americans

[09.25.2014]

In today’s buzz, our Graphic of the Week shows economic hardships, Brookings reports the loss of the American Dream, and a new map flooding risks for each country.

Graphic of the Week | 4-in-10 Americans Experiencing Economic Insecurity

[09.24.2014]

Economic hardships continue to plague the American public, reports PRRI’s 2014 American Values Survey

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.