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Census: Most- and Least-Educated Workers More Likely to Walk or Bike

The most- and least-educated workers in the United States are the ones most likely to commute by bicycle or foot, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

U.S. Job Openings Dip After Strong Gain

Although U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs and slowed hiring a bit in March, the declines came after healthy gains the previous month.

House Votes to Make R&D Tax Credit Permanent

The House voted Friday to make permanent a tax credit that rewards investment in research and development, adding $156 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

U.S. Wholesale Inventories Rose at Fast Clip in March

U.S. wholesale businesses increased their inventories in March by 1.1 percent, the largest amount in five months, while sales increased at the fastest rate in 10 months.

2014 Top Nonprofit Organizations by Expenditures

An index of the Top 25 Hispanic Nonprofit Organizations by how much money they take in and distribute.

Organizational Profiles: SER-Jobs for Progress National Inc.

SER-Jobs for Progress is an example of an organization that is based in one location but provides services nationwide.

Organizational Profiles: Southwest Key

Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1987 by Dr. Juan Sanchez, Southwest Key has expanded to six states, providing services for nearly 226,000 clients in 2013.

Social Enterprises: A Beacon in Tough Times

The social enterprise landscape is booming, despite economic indicators that should suggest otherwise.

Yellen Says Low Borrowing Rates Still Needed

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday the U.S. economy is improving but that the job market and inflation rate remain unsatisfactory, making low borrowing rates necessary for a "considerable time."

Putin Calls on Separatists to Postpone Referendum

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone plans for a referendum on whether to declare greater independence from Ukraine.

Why Are Job Openings Still Going Unfilled?

Small-business owners say the job applicant pool is full of unskilled slackers, but would-be workers say they're tired of condescending interviewers who expect the world but don't want to pay for it.

U.S. Productivity Dropped, Labor Costs Rose in Q1

U.S. productivity fell in the first quarter while labor costs rose, reflecting the drag the harsh winter put on the economy at the start of the year.

Exports Rebound to 2nd Highest Level on Record

The U.S. trade gap narrowed by 3.6 percent in March as exports rebounded to the second highest level on record, led by strong gains in sales of aircraft, autos and farm goods.

U.S. Home Price Gains Slowed in March

U.S. home prices cooled off in the 12 months that ended in March, a sign that weak sales have begun to curb the housing market's sharp price gains, CoreLogic reported.

Stocks Fall in Early Trading Before Yellen Talk

U.S. stocks are falling in early trading on Tuesday as corporate earnings wind down and investors wait for testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the economy.

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