Feb 2, 2012 More Americans are living in communities with poverty rates of at least 40 percent, especially in the the Midwest, the South and in the suburbs. A new report from Brookings says it's harder to escape such concentrated poverty.
Nov 4, 2011 According to a measure called the Human Development Index, America ranks lower than other developed countries -- especially when it comes to the wealth gap.
Nov 3, 2011 PIMCO's Bill Gross says it took us more than seven years to get into this mess, and it'll take just as long to get out of it.
Nov 4, 2011 The first U.S. casualty of the European debt crisis might be emerging, as questions remain about many details of the grand plan.
Feb 2, 2012 Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the Census Bureau's new nuanced measurement of poverty and how it gives us a better understanding of who's poor.
Oct 31, 2011 Consumers spent more than they made in September, cutting into their savings. If government spending drastically shrinks, can we count on consumers for steady spending?
Nov 29, 2011 Jill Schlesinger of CBS/MoneyWatch explains why the current economic numbers in the U.S. aren't sustainable.
Oct 31, 2011 The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the third quarter. That's the strongest growth in a year. Why is this happening and can it keep up?
Nov 3, 2011 Young Greeks say there aren't many work prospects at home. Some decide to emigrate to America, but they are in the grip of the biggest jobs turndown in decades.