Oil and gas boom feeds greatest real wage growth in U.S., but will it last?
Most of the biggest inflation-adjusted wage gains have occurred in metro areas that have directly benefited from the boom in U.S. oil and gas production
In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents
Across much of the developed world, researchers have found that more young adults are living at their parents’ home for longer periods of time.
What kind of person runs for vice president?
Of the 72 people who’ve been nominated for vice president on a major-party (or significant third-party) ticket since 1868, most have served in one or both houses of Congress or been a state governor.
Who are the Democratic superdelegates?
The 700+ unpledged party leaders and elected officials are mostly white, mostly men and mostly Hillary Clinton supporters.
Candidates who don’t win on first convention ballot usually go on to lose
In 11 of the 18 conventions since the Civil War that went more than one ballot, the first-ballot leader ended up losing the nomination to someone else.
High-income Americans pay most income taxes, but enough to be ‘fair’?
By design, wealthier Americans pay most of the nation’s total individual income taxes.
Among developed nations, Americans’ tax bills are below average
Data from the OECD indicate that the U.S. has some of the lowest income taxes and social-insurance taxes among developed nations.
Cost-of-living disparities within states complicate minimum-wage debate
The cost of living can vary widely not just from state to state but within individual states, which can make setting an appropriate minimum wage more difficult.
The biggest U.S. tax breaks
The hundreds of exemptions, deductions and other breaks embedded in the tax code will cost the federal government more than $1.3 trillion this fiscal year.
5 facts about Twitter at age 10
Five facts about Twitter, as the microblogging platform marks its 10th anniversary.