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Median Household Income

Infographic: U.S. Median Household Income By State

MoneyTips | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business

>In some states, you only need to earn six figures to rank in the top 1%; in many, you need seven.

How Much Does It Cost To Live The American Dream?

MoneyTips | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business

What does the "American Dream" mean to you? Is it a nuclear family with a home and a comfortable job? Is it having your basic needs met, or having the...

Here Are The Richest And Poorest Big Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

Washington, D.C., rules everything, apparently: Median income of largest metros was highest in DC ($90,149) & San Francisco ($79,624) #ACSdata http...

45 Million Americans Still Stuck Below Poverty Line

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America. More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans...

American Postsecondary Education: A Prada Handbag or an Irish Potato?

Charles Kolb | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

The promise of the American Dream has begun to fade, as college costs have now risen to such a level that for many they have become like unaffordable luxury goods. US postsecondary education costs have risen at a rate more than twice the cost increases in health care -- a figure which everyone knows is unsustainable.

In These States, Weddings Cost More Than Half Of The Average Resident's Yearly Income

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 04.25.2014 | Weddings

According to the Wedding Report, a compilation of statistics and market research for the wedding industry, couples spent an average of $25,200 on thei...

Median Incomes Fall For 5th Straight Year, With Inequality At Record High

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business

No wonder so few Americans seem to think their economy is in recovery: They keep getting poorer. Unless they are rich, in which case they keep getting...

Report: We're Worse Off Than At The End Of The Recession

AP/HuffPost | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The average American household is earning less than when the Great Recession ended four years ago, according to a report released Wedne...

A Majority in Poverty

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

A generation from now, will good grades be enough to get you a good life? Is that already a fiction? Will you merely re-live the struggles of your working or lower or middle-class family, and never, ever get ahead?

Help From the Boss: The Role of Business in the Degree Completion Agenda

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Dr. John Ebersole

As President of Excelsior College, it should come as no surprise that I am an unabashed advocate for degree completion -- and have written as much on the subject in this space.

2012 Presidential Elections by an American From Afar

Amy Wu | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Amy Wu

How will the next four years be different than the last four years? Will we see The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Part II? Without any specifics and action plan, President Obama stands to be a NATO leader, that is No Action Talk Only, and as everyone knows, talk is cheap.

Study: U.S. Incomes Fell More During Recovery Than In Recession

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy may technically be in a recovery, but it likely doesn’t feel that way for many Americans when grabbing for their wallets. Median...

American Earnings Now Same As During Nixon Era

The New Yorker | John Cassidy | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

The latest poverty and income figures came out this week, and boy are they disturbing. It’s not so much the headline figures, which have been well c...

Cost of Health Insurance Leaves Working Folks Further and Further Behind

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

If you don't have to worry about premium increases and higher deductibles, you can easily believe the employer-based system is just as solid as ever and is meeting everyone's needs just fine. News flash: it isn't.

Top 11 States To Find A Job

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gallup has published its latest Job Creation Index, providing a state-by-state comparison of which states predominately hired, fired, and stood pat in...