Stories tagged: income
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Solid U.S. spending gain masks weak spot of stagnant incomes
Americans’ spending, the biggest part of the economy, jumped in September by the most since 2009. A look at how it came about tells a less rosy story. After-tax incomes …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
The Gig Economy is big and here to stay: How workers survive and thrive
Experts differ on exactly how large the Gig Economy is, but there is consensus that the Gig Economy is growing faster than traditional employment. And it is here to stay.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Fear of robots taking jobs spurs a bold idea: guaranteed pay
As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades. For many affected …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Key Tronic reports drop in 4Q income
Spokane Valley-based Key Tronic Corp. has reported net income of $1.3 million for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year ending in July, a decline company officials attributed to lower …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Rob Quist, Montana Democrat in U.S. House bid, underreports income
The Democratic candidate for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat, a cowboy poet and musician running for public office for the first time, underreported $57,000 in income when he filed federally …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 4:40 a.m.
U.S. home price gains lift household wealth to $90.2 trillion
A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier Americans.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016
For Labor Day, census numbers tell workers’ story
Labor Day was thought to have first been observed on Sept. 5, 1882, when about 10,000 workers gathered in New York for a parade. That resulted in similar events nationwide.
Tue., June 14, 2016
Obama fails to lead on Social Security
Obama perpetuates the popular but outdated myth that, by and large, the elderly are a poor, needy group. They deserve more financial help. The 65-and-over population exceeds 46 million. Some …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
Lower pay for poor is what’s widening U.S. income gap, study finds
WASHINGTON (AP) – The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom. …
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Census shows millennials are better educated, lower paid
Millennials! You’ve heard of them, right? Judging by the relentless media inquiry, you might suspect they are an alien race, landed from the future or outer space or Brooklyn, whom …
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013
Trickle-up economics drowns middle class
Ten years ago, Kaiser gave up on its Mead plant. The plant had been idled in 2000, but in 2003, the company formally stopped holding out hope for a reopening. …
Sun., Sept. 15, 1996
America: Who Stole The Dream? U.S. Policies Widen Gap Between Rich, Poor Laws Fatten The Wealthy At Expense Of American Workers
Let’s suppose, for a moment, that there was a country where the people in charge charted a course that eliminated millions of good jobs. Suppose they gave away several million …
Fri., April 14, 1995
Rich Americans Pay More In Taxes Clinton Revisions Bring In $31 Billion More From Wealthy
As the April 17 filing deadline looms, miserable taxpayers can find company among the affluent. Well-to-do Americans’ taxes surged 16 percent in 1993, the first year of revisions pressed into …
Sun., April 2, 1995
Playing Catchup Despite Some Gains, North Idaho Wages Continue To Trail State, National Averages
As the country’s blue collar manufacturing base has eroded, Kootenai County’s has swelled. That reflects the success of local economic development efforts and gives some hope to the thousands of …
Thu., Jan. 12, 1995
America’s Middle Class: Statistic Or State Of Mind?
To Newt Gingrich, the middle class is any family with kids that makes up to $200,000 a year. For Bill Clinton, the middle class ends somewhere around $100,000. But Phyllis …