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Pa. Labor Force Experiences 2nd Largest Decline On Record

The state Department of Labor and Industry reported Friday that June’s labor force dropped by 28,000 to 6.4 million.

07/18/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Could Provide Economic Boost For Philadelphia

Eyewitness News reporter Steve Patterson shows us how Philadelphia could benefit in a big way from same-sex marriage.

05/23/2014

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Poll: Fewer Americans Identify As Middle Class

The number of Americans who say they’re middle class has dropped drastically in recent years.

01/29/2014

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Economist Peter Morici Speaks On Pres. Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Morici, a Professor of International Business at the University of Maryland, said he expects the President will be able to pass a raise in the minimum wage because “there is a lot of sentiment in the country that $7.25 an hour is too low.”

01/29/2014

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The Economic Effect On Diet

Could the recent economic downturn improve our health? Certainly not from a standpoint of stress, but it did cause Americans to eat less overall, at least according to the USDA.

01/21/2014

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NJ Business Lobby Warns Against Great Expectations Following Minimum Wage Increase

Voters in New Jersey last month approved a constitutional amendment that increases the state’s minimum wage by a dollar.

12/30/2013

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Study: Are Millennials A Lost Generation?

Comprehensive research out of Georgetown University claims that shifting “economic realities” and an increasingly non-linear relationship between work, education and retirement is behind the lag in transition to adulthood.

10/11/2013

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Expanding Companies, Record Profits Equal More Job Opportunities In Philadelphia

Despite the blows dealt from the last few decades of economic decline, Philadelphia is making a strong come back.

09/23/2013

Stigall Show Log 9.17.13

Chris reviews the details of the Washington Navy Yard shooting and President Obama’s response. He also discusses New Jersey using Hurricane Sandy relief money to clear debris following the Seaside Park fire and Governor Corbett’s Medicaid expansion plan. He talks to Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery and State Representative Daryl Metcalfe.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/17/2013

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Philadelphia Shows An Increase In Employment Over The Past Year

Philadelphia ranks fifth in total household income, and saw that rise slightly faster than the national average.

09/16/2013

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Jobless Claims Are At An All-Time Low Since November 2007

The unemployment rate was 7.5 percent as of July 2013 in Pennsylvania and eight percent in the Philadelphia area.

09/09/2013

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Website Releases Top 10 Disappearing Jobs

The recession has affected jobs in all sectors, but some fields have been harder hit than others.

09/03/2013

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College Enrollment Falls As Economy Recovers

The enrollment boom for American colleges is over, with a 2% drop in enrollment in 2012-13 and more expected except for for-profit and community colleges.

08/05/2013

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4 In 5 In US Face Near-Poverty, No Work

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

07/28/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.22.13

Chris discusses President Obama’s statement on Trayvon Martin and Race, the impending birth of the royal baby, and the bankruptcy of Detroit. He talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, John Hayward from Human Events, and Rob Levine from Holt’s Cigar Company.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/22/2013

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