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In Illinois, voters hope election results will boost economy

Mar 21, 2012
Workers in Rockford, Ill., are divided on how much the auto bailout helped the local economy. Many hope yesterday's primary election might be the first step in helping factory areas in the state fully recover.
Posted In: Illinois, Chrysler, election
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The economic lives of two blue-collar voters

Mar 20, 2012
They differ on politics, but both see college as a way to help their kids do better than they have.
Posted In: 2012 election, Illinois, blue-collar workers, Education
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Cutting savings to the bone

Mar 2, 2012
Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty reporters talked with people from all over the country, and many, regardless of their earning power, had very little in the way of savings.
Posted In: Savings, middle class, lower class, upper class, wealthy, poverty
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What is the wealth gap?

Mar 1, 2012
Those at the top have an increasingly bigger share, while middle and low incomes stagnate.
Posted In: wealth gap, income inequality
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Your neighborhood through your eyes

Mar 1, 2012
We asked you to send in photographs of where you live. Take a look, and contribute yours.
Posted In: community, photos, neighborhoods
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The middle class? Not what it used to be

Feb 29, 2012
It used to be that the middle class meant "doing well," and reaching the American Dream. What does "middle class" mean these days?
Posted In: middle class
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Voices of Wealth and Poverty: Better than Most

Feb 29, 2012
Jean Cotis and Rob Wininger both earn in the top 25 percent. They reflect on their economic choices and reasons for income disparity in the U.S.
Posted In: the wealthy, wealth gap, wealth
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What is poverty? Think beyond the official number

Feb 28, 2012
Many who are technically living above the poverty line in the United States actually can’t afford to pay for basic needs like clothing and food.
Posted In: poverty
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Voices of Wealth and Poverty: In the Middle

Feb 28, 2012
Courtney Kimsey and Jacqueline Byers, in their own words, on how their families manage on the median American income.
Posted In: middle class, wealth gap
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What is wealth? Hint: It’s not just for the rich

Feb 27, 2012
Wealth is more than a big paycheck. Assets provide security and a boost for your children’s future.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth

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