Tag: Economy

Dope Whisperer Trump's Executive Order on 'Welfare' Is Another Dog-Whistle to Racists

President Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to make changes to public assistance programs in the United States. Per the president’s outline, low-income Americans receiving assistance when it comes to food, housing and medical benefits must enter the workforce or potentially lose their benefits. The order,…

Why Ending DACA Will Hurt the U.S. Economy

President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have negative consequences on the United States economy, according to experts and leaders in the business community. U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III announced the president’s decision on Tuesday. According to the White House,…

Americans Don't Trust Trump: Poll

Americans do not trust President Donald Trump, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday. Notably, Americans across all age groups, political ideologies and party affiliations male and female are less likely to believe Trump keeps his promises. (The data does not break down results by race.) Women in particular…

Unemployment Rate for Blacks Increases During Trump Presidency

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report, in February, President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, the overall unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.7 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in January, and 235,000 jobs were added to the economy.The gains in employment have occurred in…

TD Economics: Slow, But Steady Progress

The American economy is doing better than the headlines suggest and should continue to add jobs at a steady pace, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank (No. 39 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list), America’s Most Convenient Bank. “Economic growth…

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

In a speech Wednesday Hillary Clinton focused on one group of Americans that has not received too much attention during this election year: people with disabilities. Clinton called the people with disabilities community “a group of Americans who are, too often, invisible, overlooked and undervalued — who have so much…