Economy and Business

Income Inequality

Jun 14, 2011

The gap between the haves and have-nots in America is at an all-time high. Income inequality has been increasing over the past 30 years, and in 2010, the top 20% of Americans earned nearly 50% of the nation's income. Some suggest that income inequality leads to greater social problems, while others say that such inequality is needed to bolster growth in the economy.

Brain Drain

Jun 29, 2010

Migrant Labor in NY

Aug 25, 2009

Agriculture is big business in New York state, generating billions of dollars in revenue through different crop and dairy farms. But one fact that the average consumer may not be aware of is how much the agriculture industry relies on migrant workers to help harvest and process those crops. According to a factsheet from the BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center, approximately 47,000 migrant workers and their families come to New York state every year. What role do migrant workers play in the agricultural industry in New York? What issues do they, and the farmers who hire them, face? 

Women in Business

Jan 23, 2009