Jun 4, 2012 Many Americans agree that the country's economy needs a stronger middle-class. But American voters seem divided on the role that unions play in providing that.
Middle Class Photo Project
Jul 8, 2012 What's a picture perfect way to define the middle class? Your photos of course! Explore how others picture the middle class and upload your own snapshot to our Middle Class Photo Project.
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May 10, 2012 Moving up is more likely in some states; education levels may make a difference.
Mar 5, 2012 Steve and Suellen Daniels never imagined that in their mid-50s they would struggle this much.
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 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 28, 2012 Courtney Kimsey and Jacqueline Byers, in their own words, on how their families manage on the median American income.
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.