Long-term unemployment numbers are the highest they've been since the Great Depression. Unfortunately, it is still difficult to find a job in this economy, and experts are predicting that’s not going to change anytime soon.
In Alabama and Mississippi, immigration reform is at the forefront of political debates. Controversial laws that limit opportunities for immigrant students in several Southern states have prompted immigrant allies to develop a 21st century "underground railroad" of assistance for their undocumented neighbors.
In Greece, the economic downturn and debt crisis has forced an increasingly large number of people out on the street. The government shelters can't do enough, so it's left up to private groups. And they're struggling to meet the burden.
Despite recent tuition hikes, state colleges are struggling to fund popular programs because of cutbacks in government support. As a result, many of these programs are losing support or disappearing altogether, despite offering training for some of the most highly sought skills in the job market.
This article was edited to reflect new information about Mike Daisey, the critic who star in The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
As Super Tuesday elections approach, three battleground states that are home to large populations of America's blue collar workers will be in play. But blue collar workers are swing group, economically liberal, socially conservative. So just who will they support next week, as well as in November.
On paper, Kosovo's economy is growing faster than any other country in Europe. But that's due in large part to Kosovars living abroad and sending money to family back home. Take that out and the economy stumbles.
The impact of the subprime mortgage crisis and economic strain across the country has drastically increased the number of Americans living in poverty. According to the latest census data, 47 million Americans are now living below the poverty line.
Recent reporting by The New York Times has raised concern about the conditions faced by workers in Apple’s supply factories in China. Now Apple has hired an independent labor rights organization to inspect and publish a report on the labor environment in its suppliers’ factories. The first round of inspections began Monday.
As a low-level bureaucrat in 1985, Xi Jinping made a visit to Iowa on an agricultural mission. He's said to have fond memories of his trip. Now he's China's vice president and the most likely next leader for the country, he's heading back to Iowa on a more high-profile mission.