President Obama's executive action to protect millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation is an act that both follows and departs from precedents set by his predecessors.
The restaurant and food service industry is the single biggest employer of near-minimum workers, employing 3.75 million near-minimum workers, about 18% of the total.
More than 92 million Americans last month were considered outside the labor force entirely. While most of them are older, the biggest increase has been among teens and young adults.
Last year an estimated 20.6 million people -- 30% of all hourly, non-self-employed workers aged 18 and older in the U.S. -- earned above the applicable minimum wage in their state but less than the proposed $10.10/hour minimum.
If history is any guide, well under half of eligible voters will come out to vote in Tuesday's midterms.
Most eligible voters -- typically 8-in-ten or more -- live in House districts with little or no real competition between candidates and parties.
Despite somewhat better feelings about the economy, Americans' collective mood is much the same as it was ahead of the last two general elections.
Consumer confidence is rising in the U.S., reflecting its continued modest growth. But confidence has taken a tumble in Europe, which is still struggling to achieve significant, sustainable growth.
Five key takeaways from our new report on political polarization and media habits.
We asked Amy Mitchell, our Director of Journalism Research, to discuss how the new report on media polarization was put together.