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By One Measure, Wages for Most U.S. Workers Peaked in 1972

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By one measure, wages for most U.S. workers peaked more than four decades ago.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/17/by-one-measure-wages-for-most-u-s-workers-peaked-in-1972/?mod=WSJBlog

Gender Wage Gap in Eight Charts

Actress Patricia Arquette tackled the wage gap issue in her Academy Awards acceptance speech in February, saying, “We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights, it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all.”

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/14/the-gender-wage-gap-in-eight-charts/?mod=marketbeat

Silicon Valley Jobs Surge as Major Metros See Rising Employment

Silicon Valley’s San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro saw the biggest surge in employment, with area payrolls growing 5.4%.


Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/08/silicon-valley-jobs-surge-as-major-metros-see-rising-employment/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Powell: Gradual Rate Increases Could Help Heal Lasting Damage From the Financial Crisis

The Federal Reserve remains on track to raise short-term interest rates this year, though the central bank should increase rates at a gradual pace to help the U.S. economy heal wounds left by the financial crisis, Fed governor Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/08/feds-powell-gradual-rate-increases-could-help-heal-lasting-damage-from-the-financial-crisis/?mod=blogmod
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