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Eric Morath
Works at Dow Jones & Company
Attended Michigan State University
Lived in Washington, DC
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Middle-class Americans are more likely to attend art exhibits and live performances than working-class folks—even when they earned the same amount of money.
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Falling prices at the pump will free up billions of dollars for consumers to spend next year—and the middle class will see most of the benefit.
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s chief executive said the retail giant plans to end minimum-wage pay for its workers in the future.
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A drive to raise Los Angeles's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, nearly twice the federal level, would turn the country's second-largest city into a prime test for whether high pay requirements help lift workers out of poverty or increase joblessness and blunt economic growth.
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Housekeepers, bellhops and other Los Angeles hotel workers are set to be paid more per hour than the majority of workers in 15 states, including Florida, South Dakota and Mississippi.
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Employers last year created the most jobs since 1999. They did not deliver wage gains like they did 15 years ago.
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The best housing markets in the country include Boston, Seattle…and Fresno, Calif.?
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Minimum-wage increases spread deeper into conservative areas of the U.S., with ballot measures winning in four states despite widespread losses for Democrats who attempted to make inequality a key campaign issue.
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Edward Quince was arguably the most powerful person in the world in the fall of 2008, with the fate of financial markets resting on his high-stakes decisions at the Federal Reserve. It turns out he didn't actually exist.
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Nearly a quarter of metropolitan areas had fewer jobs in August than five years earlier, showing that the national labor market recovery has missed broad swaths of the U.S.
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A sizable drop in airline fares the past two months have some economists questioning if that small category is skewing broader inflation readings.
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  • Dow Jones & Company
    Wall Street Journal Economy Reporter, 2011 - present
  • Dow Jones & Company
    Bankruptcy Reporter, 2008 - 2011
  • The Detroit News
    Automotive Reporter, 2006 - 2008
  • Booth Newspapers
    Oakland Business Review Reporter, 2004 - 2006
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Washington, DC - Royal Oak, Mich - Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich
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Dad, husband, WSJ economy reporter, Spartan fan
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  • Michigan State University
    Economics, Journalism, 1999 - 2004
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