Highlights and News

Aug 4, 2015

Anti-discrimination laws do not harm small business growth

A new study from the Bell finds that states with stronger anti-discrimination laws have better small business numbers than states with weaker laws.

The Bell explored the issue after a group of legislators tried this year to repeal a law that expanded the anti-discrimination remedies available to workers. That law, the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act, made these remedies available to workers at businesses of all sizes if discrimination is proven in court.

Jul 22, 2015

Proposal aims to provide savers with better advice

Working- and middle-class families lose as much as $17 billion annually because of excessive fees and differing advice from financial advisors, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers. To address this issue, the Department of Labor has released a new proposal that would require brokers and o

Jul 20, 2015

Economist offers two-part solution to retirement crisis

A two-part retirement security proposal could increase the percentage of private-sector workers with retirement savings from 41 percent to at least 65 percent, according to economist John Friedman of Brown University.

Jul 8, 2015

Analysis: Many households have low retirement savings

A majority of studies examined by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that most Americans will have insufficient retirement income to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. However, several other studies reviewed by the GAO determined that most Americans will be able to accrue enough retirement income.

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