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Report: Americans Made Big Wage Gains Under Trump

Average wages rose sharply in 2019 in then-President Donald Trump’s go-go economy and also rose again in 2020 as China’s coronavirus pushed many lower-income people out of jobs, according to the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute.

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI - JUNE 01: Harley-Davidson motorcycle engines are assembled at the company's Powertrain Operations plant on June 1, 2018 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The European Union said it plans to increase duties on a range of U.S. imports, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles, in retaliation for the Trump administration's new …

Authors: College Grads Face ‘Deaths of Despair’ Epidemic

The rising rates of suicides, drug overdoses, and other “Deaths of Despair” are spreading from blue-collar white Americans to the broader group of Americans who hold lower-wage college degrees, says Angus Deaton, one of two professors who detected the post-2000 epidemic.

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011, AT 12:01 A.M. EDT - FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 file picture, students attend graduation ceremonies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, the latest indication that …

DHS to Accelerate Award of H-1B Visas amid Disease Shutdown

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to accelerate the delivery of H-1B foreign workers to U.S. and Indian companies — despite the crashing economy and abundant evidence that many American graduates are facing discrimination and exclusion from software jobs.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room at the White House, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)