WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. The unanimous vote came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far or not […]

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BACKGROUND: The unemployment rate for all Americans is near historic lows at 3.7% and the unemployment rate for African-Americans is currently at 5.5%, the lowest level ever recorded in our country’s history. With so many people working, the advantage should be with the worker in the current job market. Yet, wages are up only 3% in the […]

Money Mondays

Today we are talking about the August jobs report. Why did it catch your eye? What really piqued my interest was what it told us about the economy, Tom. In the Labor Department’s report released Friday, we can really see a tension between the positive and negative factors that are at work in our economy. […]

WHAT’S THE NEWS ON MINIMUM WAGE? Put simply, we are seeing progress around the country when it comes to raising the minimum wage. Since 2016, five states and the District of Columbia have raised their wage floor to $15 per hour. My home state of Illinois was the latest state to get on the bandwagon, […]


Over a dozen women claim they received rejection letters from St. Louis’ Mantality Health center noting their “ghetto names” as the reason the candidates did not get the job. Dornisha Zachary and Militina Burnett are speaking out after the company sent them an offensive email that read, in part, “Thank you for your interest in careers […]


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s one of President Donald Trump’s favorite talking points in promoting his administration’s success: the record low rate of black unemployment. But on a recent sunny afternoon in Vernon Park in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, that victory seemed hollow. As children laughed on the playground, several black men — some out of work, […]

  This morning we are discussing the labor market. Why is the labor market making news right now? Right now, the labor market is making news because it is on a tear, Last week, we learned the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits is closing in on a 44-year low, signaling that the job […]

There is good news as it relates to the job market. How can listeners can take advantage of it? Mellody: In the last Money Monday segment, we covered the strong housing sector, which is a key component of the U.S. economy. On Friday, we received some great news from the Labor Department. According to the […]

National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low 5 percent, roughly where it has been since fall. Last month’s hiring gain marked a drop from the average increase of 200,000 […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge granted class-action status Tuesday to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in the case. The ruling increases the number of potential California plaintiffs in the suit that claims Uber drivers are incorrectly classified as independent […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s said Wednesday it is raising pay for workers at restaurants that the company owns. Here’s a look at all the big companies that recently have announced they are boosting hourly wages for their employees: In February Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private employer in the U.S., said it will boost […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said. He’ll also ask Congress for more than $2 […]