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Who are the 8 Richest People? All Men, Mostly Americans

Jan 16
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity.

An American Fault Line: High School-Only Grads Left Behind

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Jan 15
Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.

Microsoft Workers Say Reviewing Graphic Content Caused PTSD

Jan 15
Two former Microsoft workers are claiming their work reviewing abuse, child pornography and other graphic material flagged for removal caused them post-traumatic stress disorder.

Millennials Are Falling Behind Their Boomer Parents

By Josh Boak and Carrie Antfinger | Jan 14
With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data.

Liberty Depicted as Black Woman on $100 Gold Coin

Jan 14
The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman.

Chao Says Private Investors Can Help Boost Transportation

By Joan Lowy | Jan 13
The incoming Trump administration is looking to "unleash the potential" of private investors to boost the national transportation networks that underpin the U.S. economy, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers Wednesday.

6 Things We Learned at the Detroit Auto Show

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 13
This year's North American International Auto Show reflects an industry that's flush with cash but uncertain about the future.

World Economic Forum Says Capitalism Needs Urgent Change

By Pan Pylas | Jan 12
Reforming the very nature of capitalism will be needed to combat the growing appeal of populist political movements around the world, the World Economic Forum said Wednesday.

McConnell Outlines Environmental Wish-List for Trump Action

By Matthew Daly | Jan 12
The top Republican in the Senate outlined a series of actions he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will take to overturn environmental regulations imposed by President Barack Obama.

State GOP Wary As Republicans Push Repeal of Health Law

By Bill Barrow and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 11
Congressional Republicans' drive to repeal the 2010 health care law has financial and political repercussions for GOP leaders in the states and gives Democrats potential openings as they struggle to reclaim power.

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