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Unemployment for Hispanics, African Americans remains high

Jul 3, 2012
A new study shows that the jobless rate for African Americans and Hispanics isn't budging despite a modest recovery in other parts of the economy.
Posted In: unemployement, African American, Hispanics

America's wealth gap -- in 1776

Jul 3, 2012
Why one founding father thought a narrow wealth divide was good for the new country.
Posted In: Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers, 1776, Declaration of Independence, wealth gap

Just who are the white working class?

Jun 27, 2012
And why they do, or don’t, really matter in this year’s elections.
Posted In: 2012 election, working class

Happily ever after in a cross-class marriage

Jun 22, 2012
Fewer people are marrying across class lines. But those who are making the leap are finding that how they grew up influences how they grow together as a couple.
Posted In: marriage, cross-class, class

The cost of raising kids

Jun 15, 2012
Top earners are able to spend more, boosting their children's odds for future success.
Posted In: baby, children, family, family finances

Dad's income a predictor of his kids'

Jun 15, 2012
Americans have less economic mobility across generations than those in most other rich developed countries.
Posted In: income, family, low-income families

Fed says downturn hit middle class hardest

Jun 12, 2012
Low-income earners lost less ground in recession than college-educated middle class.
Posted In: middle class

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

Rising use makes food stamps a target

Jun 6, 2012
The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, food stamps, Economy, recession

Trade certificates help men more than women

Jun 6, 2012
A study says women earn certificates in lower-paid fields and are less likely to add a college degree.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Education, college degree, unequal pay

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