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Fed says downturn hit middle class hardest

Jun 12, 2012
Low-income earners lost less ground in recession than college-educated middle class.
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What does the middle class look like?

Jun 11, 2012
As part of our ongoing middle class photo project, we followed up with a listener who told us being middle class means setting a goal and getting there. Tell us what you think it means to be middle class.
Posted In: middle class, listener mail, farming

Letters: What the middle class means to you

Jun 6, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to our recent Wealth & Poverty stories on the 'black Beverly Hills' and the middle class.
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The role of unions in building a strong middle class

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.
Posted In: unions, middle class, Wisconsin, recall

Picture This: The Middle Class

May 31, 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.
Posted In: middle class, photos

From middle class to working poor

Mar 5, 2012
Steve and Suellen Daniels never imagined that in their mid-50s they would struggle this much.
Posted In: Georgia, working poor, middle class

Cutting savings to the bone

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.
Posted In: Savings, middle class, lower class, upper class, wealthy, poverty

Where does the middle class begin and end?

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.
Posted In: wealth gap, middle class

The middle class? Not what it used to be

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?
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Voices of Wealth and Poverty: In the Middle

Feb 28, 2012
Courtney Kimsey and Jacqueline Byers, in their own words, on how their families manage on the median American income.
Posted In: middle class, wealth gap

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