Aug 5, 2013 President Obama will give a speech in Phoenix on Tuesday about housing and the middle class.
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 14, 2013 Is spending to give your kids a leg-up worth it? How much would you be willing to sacrifice?
Mar 15, 2013 A new HBO documentary takes a look at how millions of families have been left out in the cold in the richest country on Earth.