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Santa Fe Festival boosts international craftspeople

Jul 16, 2012
Cheap imports undermine local craftspeople in some countries but this weekend, a market in Santa Fe gave them a showcase to sell their wares globally.
Posted In: craft, globalization, folk art

Mike Huckabee on how Mitt Romney can help the middle class

Jul 16, 2012
The former governor talks about the importance of the middle class in this year's presidential election, and what he thinks Mitt Romney needs to do to improve his standings.
Posted In: middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee

More overtime hours, less overtime pay?

Jul 12, 2012
Federal lawsuits over wage and hour violations are up since the start of the recession.
Posted In: overtime, employees

This election? James Carville says it's all about the middle class

Jul 12, 2012
Liberal pundit James Carville explains why class matters in this year's presidential election in his new book, ''It's the Middle Class, Stupid!''
Posted In: james carville, middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Democrats, Republicans

Two thirds of Americans aren't economically mobile

Jul 9, 2012
A new study from Pew's economic mobility project finds that only about one third of Americans have achieved a better economic position than their parents.
Posted In: income inequality

The downward spiral: Homeless in San Francisco

Jul 6, 2012
In the city by the bay, homeless citizens share how easy it is to lose the roof over your head.
Posted In: homeless, San Francisco, college grads, drugs, unemployed

Lender fills gap for Hispanic community

Jul 6, 2012
Progreso Financiero lends money to Latino borrowers who might otherwise not qualify for credit.
Posted In: undefined

The shape of the jobs economy

Jul 6, 2012
Economists call it "U-shaped" as jobs in the middle grow fewer.
Posted In: Jobs

Unemployment for Hispanics, African Americans remains high

Jul 3, 2012
A new study shows that the jobless rate for African Americans and Hispanics isn't budging despite a modest recovery in other parts of the economy.
Posted In: unemployement, African American, Hispanics

America's wealth gap -- in 1776

Jul 3, 2012
Why one founding father thought a narrow wealth divide was good for the new country.
Posted In: Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers, 1776, Declaration of Independence, wealth gap

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