Still reeling from the financial crisis, black-owned banks are struggling to serve low-income, minority communities. But they're getting new and unexpected attention from black Millennials, who are wealthier than their parents.
Wal-Mart's plan to pay higher wages and invest more in training suggest a major shift in its business model. But to succeed, America's largest private employer may need to overcome steep mistrust from labor unions.
Only 12 percent of private-sector workers in the United States have access to paid parental leave through their employers. The scope of IKEA's plan, and its availability to lower-wage hourly workers, is especially rare.
On the heels of news that medical bills are becoming less of a financial burden for Americans, a November Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that the vast majority of Americans do not want to repeal Obamacare. Some do want to see it scaled back, however.
Donald Trump has a plan that’s not aligned with those of his party and no history of government service to reference, so the future economic picture of his presidency is a cloudy one. But there are some clues.