President Obama announced two grant programs and pledged $600 million to train more Americans for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled.
Australia’s job market is bustling again with 88,000 jobs added so far in 2014, bringing unemployment down sharply. Gen George of OneShift tells the WSJ’s James Glynn how the turnaround is gathering pace in areas such as housing construction.
Within the tussle over whether to raise the national minimum wage is a less visible but no less divisive debate over what to do about the $2.13 minimum wage paid to tipped workers. Melanie Trottman reports on the News Hub.
American politics have become increasingly divided in recent years. One reason: Rural residents are having vastly different life experiences from their big-city counterparts.
Boston’s Logan Airport has attracted more new international flights than any other U.S. Airport, offering a big boost to the local economy. It’s a cutthroat business, unseen by travelers but one that impacts how we fly and what kind of fares we’ll pay. Photo: Getty
Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe is trying to revamp the country, focusing on new economic policies and moving away from apologizing for World War II. China’s World columnist Andrew Browne tells us why Mr. Abe’s renewed nationalism may harm Japan.
Macau, the world’s largest gambling hub, reported surprisingly slow revenue growth in January–the slowest since October 2012. Was it the result of the Lunar New Year falling during the month this year, or a further indication that China’s economy is slowing? Heard on the Street columnists Alex Frangos, Abheek Bhattacharya and Aaron Back weigh in.
Max Fisher explains the tension behind the escalating protests in Ukraine.
Austan Golsbee, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, joins Jerry Seib to discuss how President Obama will walk the political fine line when discussing income inequality during the State of the Union speech. Photo: AP.
Ever since Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) was elected to Congress in 1989, he has snagged one of the most coveted seats every year at the State of the Union. He explains what it takes to shake the president’s hand when he enters the House chamber.