A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.

By BEN CASSELMAN September 20, 2017 Unemployment has fallen, and the stock market has soared. So why has the economic expansion since the recession been so tame, with sluggish productivity and, at least until recently, anemic wage growth? Economists say the...

Median U.S. Household Income Up for 2nd Straight Year; Tops ’07 Level

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM September 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — American household incomes rose strongly for the second straight year in 2016, as the long-running economic recovery generated broad gains in prosperity. The median household income was $59,000 in...