Jul 24, 2013 As the low-paid service sector grows and the old middle-class shrinks -- can the 'middle out' approach help service workers?
Jul 24, 2013 Though explicitly mentioned only once, the philosophy of "middle-out" economics informed his entire speech, where he promised to “reverse the forces that have conspired against the middle class for decades.”
Jul 24, 2013 We took at a look at the workers who make the median wage, and it's not who you'd think.
Jul 24, 2013 Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Jul 23, 2013 President Obama says he is going to refocus his efforts on the economy. How much can he really do?
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 22, 2013 President Obama returns to Knox College in Illinois to revive his push for economic growth.
Jul 12, 2013 Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Jun 26, 2013 Will the president's stop in Senegal signal new business relationships with West Africa?
Jun 14, 2013 Is spending to give your kids a leg-up worth it? How much would you be willing to sacrifice?
Jun 6, 2013 It'll be President Obama's first visit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping since he took power in March. China Correspondent Rob Schmitz breaks down what's working — and not working — between the world's two biggest economies.