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By DJ Spiess | The slow destruction of the middle class in America.
DENVER - The cost to live in Denver is rising and pushing some renters into the house-buying market, but forcing others out of their homes.
Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight …College & University
Perhaps the biggest question in American political economy right now is why middle-class wages have been falling. There are three main hypotheses. Roughly, these are: Robots, unions and China.
The robots theory gets by far the most play in the news media, since it’s by far the scariest -- if …Asia
Canada has adopted aggressive tactics to attack, sabotage and infiltrate targeted computer systems.
Welcome to 1% Elections, the privatization of the …Democrats
In June of this year, we marked the fifth anniversary of the official end of the Great Recession as determined by the National Bureau of Economic …Great Recession
If you feel like you’re working harder for less money, it’s not your imagination.
Wisconsin ranks worst among the 50 states in terms of a shrinking …Middle Class
If the middle-class is the economic backbone of America, then the country is developing osteoporosis.
Each of the 50 states has seen its share of …Middle Class
One-percent elections. Congressional gridlock. An increasingly demobilized public. Our democracy is on life support
Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand …Liberal News
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, …The Future
If the first decade and a half is any guide, the 21st century will not be known as the era of the middle class in the U.S.
The middle class shrunk in …Middle Class
What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,608.
That's according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute, examining income inequality by state.
Connecticut -- the state with …Income
"My family's household income is $250,000 a year, but I promise you I am middle class."
That's from a recent article in a college newspaper by a student who grew up in Silicon Valley. And it's the kind of thing you hear pretty often from people who live in expensive parts of the country.
That got us …Middle Class
A hiring manager friend once said he'd never consider an applicant who asked about vacation policies during the interview process. Inquiring about …Vacations
MILWAUKEE, Wisc.—There was a feeling Tonya Adair had when she would return to her house after a day teaching math in a Milwaukee middle school. Her three kids would be upstairs, and she'd take a moment to herself. "I guess it was just a sense of being at ease with nobody watching, no landlord." …Mortgages
What frustrates Hanna Newberg about her life right now isn't just that she's working as a waitress at a chain restaurant or renting a small apartment in western Massachusetts. The problem, Newberg says, is that she did everything she was told she was supposed to do -- went to college, went to …Betrayal
The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it.The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. …Liberal News
Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800 employees last year, up 3 percent over 2013, according to new figures from the …Wall Street
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Here’s definitive proof that San Francisco’s real estate market is insane. HSH.com, a …Maps
The United States shed 8.7 million jobs from the official onset of the Great Recession in December 2007 until the economy began regaining jobs in …Middle Class
Despite the drumbeat of complaints about costs, employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ compensation insurance than at any time in the …North Dakota
Two weeks ago, the famous economist Larry Summers sat in a chair on a stage at the National Press Club, talked with several other smart people for an …Economics
Earlier this year, I visited a town where residents are cut a check just for being alive. It's not some Scandinavian utopia. It's not part of some holdout communist state. It's Cherokee, North Carolina, a town of 8,000 hidden away in the particularly misty stretch of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The average white family has accumulated seven times the wealth of the average black family
The average white family accumulated $677,656 in total assets in 2013, more than six times that of Latino families and seven times that of African-American families, according to a new study that shows ethnic …African Americans
Occupy Wall Street protesters stand on the steps of Federal Hall, across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, in New York on Sept. 17, …Economics
So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here's why that's just the way the investment class likes it
“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” – Honoré de Balzac.
The closest I ever came to acting like a rich person was two years ago when I short-sold my primary residence. I …
CEO pay grew an astounding 937% over the past 35 years. The explosion in executive compensation greatly outpaces growth in the stock market and …
Annie Lowrey writes in the Times Magazine this week about the troubles of Clay County, Ky., which by several measures is the hardest place in America to live.
The Upshot came to this conclusion by looking at six data points for each county in the United States: education (percentage of residents …Median Household Income
Finding it hard to get that student-debt monkey off your back? You're not the only one.
A study in the January edition of Social Science & Medicine …