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.
Mar 2, 2012 Frank Newport, the editor-in-chief of Gallup, talks about Americans' attitude toward health care reform and the role it could play in this year's presidential election.
Mar 1, 2012 According to Gallup's latest data, about two-thirds of Americans who put themselves as the middle class, and most voters overall are not concerned about the wealth gap.
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?
Feb 29, 2012 When Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008, it was the first time a Democrat carried the traditionally GOP state in a presidential election since 1964. Thanks to an influx of new hip, young voters, the president could win Virginia again.
Feb 28, 2012 Courtney Kimsey and Jacqueline Byers, in their own words, on how their families manage on the median American income.
Feb 23, 2012 Rising prices at the gas pump could threaten the economic recovery and pose an election year problem for Obama. What can he do?
Feb 23, 2012 The president spoke to the crowd at the University of Miami about American energy.
Feb 23, 2012 This week we're finding out how department stores have been faring. Macy's and Saks are in good shape; today, Kohl's says its yearly sales rose. Department stores can tell us a lot about the health of the economy -- at least part of it.