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Fed says downturn hit middle class hardest

Jun 12, 2012
Low-income earners lost less ground in recession than college-educated middle class.
Posted In: middle class

What does the middle class look like?

Jun 11, 2012
As part of our ongoing middle class photo project, we followed up with a listener who told us being middle class means setting a goal and getting there. Tell us what you think it means to be middle class.
Posted In: middle class, listener mail, farming

Trade certificates help men more than women

Jun 6, 2012
A study says women earn certificates in lower-paid fields and are less likely to add a college degree.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Education, college degree, unequal pay

Economist Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality in the U.S.

Jun 6, 2012
The Nobel Prize for Economics winner talks about how he thinks income inequality is harming our economy.
Posted In: joseph stiglitz, income inequality

Letters: What the middle class means to you

Jun 6, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to our recent Wealth & Poverty stories on the 'black Beverly Hills' and the middle class.
Posted In: middle class

Obama to visit upper-middle-class black L.A.

Jun 6, 2012
Neighbors say they are more economically vulnerable than white counterparts.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, elections, los angeles, View Park

Rising use makes food stamps a target

Jun 6, 2012
The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, food stamps, Economy, recession

The magic small political donation number

Jun 5, 2012
Why do the Obama and Romney campaigns both set $3 as the entry-level donation?
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, campaign contribution, 2012 election

Free pizza -- if you order en español

Jun 4, 2012
Beyond Pizza Patron’s marketing gimmicks, a plan to reach Hispanic customers.
Posted In: Latino community, Hispanics, Small Business

Checking in with the newly unemployed

Jun 1, 2012
Fresh out of work, a newcomer to the search for work talks about her next steps.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report

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