5 facts about the minimum wage
A one-day strike by fast-food workers in 100 cities set for Thursday, along with protests planned in 100 more, is refocusing attention on efforts to raise wages for the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Congressional Democrats are pushing a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum to $10.10/hour from $7.25 and index it to the Consumer Price Index. […]
5 facts about turkeys
Americans are producing fewer but bigger turkeys, and as domestic consumption falls more of the birds are heading overseas.
5 facts about the U.S. Supreme Court’s public prayer case
Today, for the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a constitutional challenge to the practice of legislative prayer. Here are five facts about the case.
5 facts about atheists
Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.
5 facts about Social Security
As Washington wrangles over the budget deadlock, a look at how Social Security works.
5 facts about the hajj
The annual Muslim hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca is underway, and more than a million pilgrims already have entered Saudi Arabia from abroad. These are five important facts about the hajj.
5 facts about the national debt: What you should know
Basic facts on the national debt: How big it is, who we owe it to, how much we pay in interest and more
5 facts about Hispanics for Hispanic Heritage Month
Facts and figures to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
5 facts about the Pledge of Allegiance
Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court – the state’s highest court – will hear arguments today in Doe v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, a case in which an anonymous atheist couple is challenging the use of the phrase “under God” in recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. The plaintiffs, represented by the American Humanist […]
5 reasons Americans have the economic blahs
Despite modestly positive macroeconomic trends, many Americans feel lukewarm or worse about the economy. Five less-common indicators may help explain why.