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Home ownership less affordable for middle-income Americans

Feb 19, 2014
Incomes aren’t going up—but the cost of homeownership is.
Posted In: affordable housing, middle class, Housing, home ownership

Is a future for a comfortable middle class just science fiction?

Sep 17, 2013
A practitioner of the dismal science and a writer of dystopian sci-fi have competing takes on the survival of the middle class.
Posted In: median income, middle class

What median income can buy depends on where you live

Sep 17, 2013
The Census releases U.S. median income data today. We visit two families to compare what it's like to live at the national median income and local median income.
Posted In: median income, Paducah, kentucky, middle class, poverty

Middle class asks: Should we buy our homes?

Aug 5, 2013
President Obama will give a speech in Phoenix on Tuesday about housing and the middle class.
Posted In: home ownership, real estate, housing bubble, middle class, Housing

Middle out: Obama's economy and the service sector

Jul 24, 2013
As the low-paid service sector grows and the old middle-class shrinks -- can the 'middle out' approach help service workers?
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class

The 2 simple words in Obama's speech

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.”
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class

Who is the 'middle class' anyway?

Jul 24, 2013
We took at a look at the workers who make the median wage, and it's not who you'd think.
Posted In: median income, BLS, President Obama, middle class

How much does the average American worker make?

Jul 24, 2013
Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Posted In: middle class, Obama, Economy, Illinois

President Obama, Congress and the middle class

Jul 23, 2013
President Obama says he is going to refocus his efforts on the economy. How much can he really do?
Posted In: Boehner, Republicans, Obama, middle class, federal budget

Obama's middle class: How have things changed?

Jul 22, 2013
President Obama returns to Knox College in Illinois to revive his push for economic growth.
Posted In: middle class, President Obama, manufacturing, Jobs

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