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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

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

Checking in with the newly unemployed: Part 2

Jun 1, 2012
Newly unemployed, a newcomer to the search for work talks about his next steps.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report

50 million Americans living in poverty

Jun 1, 2012
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population lives at or below the poverty line. Author Peter Edelman thinks that's unacceptable.
Posted In: peter edelman, poverty, Wealth and Poverty, upward mobility

Obama to visit 'Black Beverly Hills'

Jun 1, 2012
Black upper middle class View Park in L.A. feels connected to nearby poor neighborhoods.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 campaign, los angeles, South L.A., View Park

Picture This: The Middle Class

May 31, 2012
What's a picture perfect way to define the middle class? Your photos of course! Explore how others picture the middle class and upload your own snapshot to our Middle Class Photo Project.
Posted In: middle class, photos

A kinder, gentler Carlyle Group?

May 30, 2012
The private equity firm reaches out, especially to Montana environmentalists.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, environmentalists, sustainability, montana, elections

A nun's take on the economic recovery

May 25, 2012
Sister Albertina Morales works with some of the most economically destitute people in Los Angeles. And according to her, the economic recovery isn't much of a recovery at all.
Posted In: los angeles, social services, poverty

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