Economy


FILE - Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Sept. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. The Biden administration is saying the U.S. economy would face a severe economic shock if senators don't pass legislation this week to avert a rail worker strike. The administration is delivering that message personally to Democratic senators in a closed-door session Thursday, Dec. 1.  (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
Biden Signs Bill to Block Rail Strike to Protect Economy; Senate Voted Down Effort to Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Days

Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.

Union - Workers - Orlando
Orange County Convention Center Workers Ready to Go on Strike Over Low Wages

The employees' decision is historical because the region’s tourism industry hasn’t seen a strike in over 20 years. Tourism workers are some of the lowest paid in the region.

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7 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Holiday Shopping

Is your budget a little tight? Here's the good news: You can still enjoy gift-giving without overspending or going into debt! 

Disney - Affordable - Housing
Walt Disney World to Invest in Affordable Housing in Orlando

The units will be available to qualified applicants who are Disney employees or members of the public.

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What You Need to Know About Republican Plans to Cut Social Security, Medicare

A spokesperson for the Economy Policy Institute broke it down for Floricua. "I think these fears shouldn't be taken lightly."

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at campaign event for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $13 Billion to Help Cut Winter Energy Costs for Struggling Families

With many American families facing record-high energy costs this coming winter, the Biden-Harris administration has announced several steps to help lessen the burden. 

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have said they want to extend the Trump tax cuts, which mostly benefited billionaires and corporations; cut spending on Social Security and Medicare; and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowered the cost of prescription drugs and raised taxes on corporations.