middle class


Working your way into the middle class

Aug 31, 2012
A new study says that the most important ticket to the middle class is a secure job.
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A tough decade for the middle class

Aug 22, 2012
Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Posted In: economic mobility, middle class

Affluent families take on more college debt

Aug 9, 2012
More upper-middle-class families are borrowing for college so their children can attend high-tuition prestige schools.
Posted In: college, student loan debt, middle class

Mike Huckabee on how Mitt Romney can help the middle class

Jul 16, 2012
The former governor talks about the importance of the middle class in this year's presidential election, and what he thinks Mitt Romney needs to do to improve his standings.
Posted In: middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee

Do Americans accumulate too much stuff?

Jul 13, 2012
There are some recent findings out that Americans have, well, just too much stuff -- and that a huge number of garages in America can't even fit cars because they are so filled with junk.
Posted In: consumer behavior, middle class, homes, mid-day extra

This election? James Carville says it's all about the middle class

Jul 12, 2012
Liberal pundit James Carville explains why class matters in this year's presidential election in his new book, ''It's the Middle Class, Stupid!''
Posted In: james carville, middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Democrats, Republicans

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