FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Russell Girsh motions to his driller to turn the equipment on at an oil rig near Watford City, N.D. Oil and gas workers earned an average 11 percent more an hour in April than they did a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more than five times the average gain across all industries. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Jerry Burnes, File)

Pay raises go mainly to those in select industries

NEW YORK (AP) — If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry. Pay for all kinds of workers should be rising by this […]


Huge tax increase looms at year-end 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study is detailing how taxpayers across the income spectrum would face whopping tax hikes next year if Washington fails to renew a lengthy roster of tax cuts set to expire […]


Middle class share of America's income shrinking

WASHINGTON (AP) – The share of the nation’s income earned by the middle class has fallen to its lowest level in recent decades. It’s been surpassed by affluent earners as median wages stagnate and wealth […]



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