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Why homeless kids are harder to count

Jul 30, 2013
The Urban Institute looks to make counting homeless youth more effective.
Posted In: homeless, youth, public policy

Is a job at Amazon a 'good job'?

Jul 29, 2013
Amazon is hiring 5,000 new full-time workers at its fulfillment centers.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs, Unemployment, Amazon, Amazon.com

One family rebuilds in northern Michigan

Jul 26, 2013
One Michigan mother describes the year she went "from broke to badass" on her northern Michigan farm.
Posted In: Michigan, foreclosure

Two recoveries from the tornado: Finding a job

Jul 25, 2013
Coming from different financial situations can affect everything about picking up the pieces after a natural disaster -- even getting, and holding on to a job.
Posted In: Moore, oklahoma, tornado, recovery, income inequality

Middle out: Obama's economy and the service sector

Jul 24, 2013
As the low-paid service sector grows and the old middle-class shrinks -- can the 'middle out' approach help service workers?
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class

The 2 simple words in Obama's speech

Jul 24, 2013
Though explicitly mentioned only once, the philosophy of "middle-out" economics informed his entire speech, where he promised to “reverse the forces that have conspired against the middle class for decades.”
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class

Who is the 'middle class' anyway?

Jul 24, 2013
We took at a look at the workers who make the median wage, and it's not who you'd think.
Posted In: median income, BLS, President Obama, middle class

How much does the average American worker make?

Jul 24, 2013
Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Posted In: middle class, Obama, Economy, Illinois

President Obama, Congress and the middle class

Jul 23, 2013
President Obama says he is going to refocus his efforts on the economy. How much can he really do?
Posted In: Boehner, Republicans, Obama, middle class, federal budget

When it comes to economic mobility, place matters

Jul 22, 2013
A new study is being heralded as the first, most complete study of mobility and how it relates to where a child lives.
Posted In: economic mobility

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