Oct 1, 2012 Commentator Michael Casey says the standard answers from the right and the left miss the point
Sep 21, 2012 What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.
Sep 18, 2012 Only if crop prices stay high, according to a recent economic study.
Sep 7, 2012 Both President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke about the middle class in their nomination speeches. But are they speaking about the same middle class?
Aug 31, 2012 A new study says that the most important ticket to the middle class is a secure job.
Aug 29, 2012 Despite, or perhaps because of, the Midwest drought, farmers are projected to make serious profits. But individual farmers will experience very different results.
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Aug 22, 2012 Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Aug 27, 2012 Catfish farmer Townsend Kyser discusses what the USDA's purchase of meat to help livestock producers hit by the drought will do for him and other farmers.
Aug 9, 2012 More upper-middle-class families are borrowing for college so their children can attend high-tuition prestige schools.