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What The One Percent Majored In

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

College graduates earn almost one million and a half dollars over the course of a 40 year career on average, compared to about half that for those wit...

New York Not The Most Unequal County In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

In the United States, even even the inequality is unequal. Yes, the level of income inequality among American households rose 18 percent between 1...

Cities That Pay Women The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. First observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909, t...

What America's Manufacturing Sector and Labor Policies Can Learn From Germany

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The German manufacturing strategy is based on making existing products better again and again, or as a Mercedes ad put it: "We are inventing the car. Since 1886."

Who Else But the Fed Will Rescue Real Estate?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

It is time for the banks holding all those vacant homes to get them off their books and back into the real economy. And who else can put their feet to the fire?

Johnston: Fed's Near Record-Low Interest Rates A Loser For Taxpayers

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) By David Cay Johnston Jan 10 (Reuters) - The Fe...

Senior Population Hits 40-Million Plus: Census

ABC News | Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

Good news for seniors: It's getting easier to get a date. That's one takeaway from a U.S. Census Bureau number crunch on older Americans. The senior p...

Census Bureau Reports Significant Increase In Poverty For School-Aged Kids

U.S. Census Bureau | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices

A U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday showed a statistically significant increase of poverty in about 20 percent of counties within the country...

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

Sarah Burd-Sharps | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact
Sarah Burd-Sharps

The SPM takes a broader, far more illuminating view of poverty than the traditional poverty measure does. But at the end of the day, a broader definition of poverty is still needed.

The Best And Worst Ways Government Can Help Create Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Unemployment might be stuck at crisis levels, but a new government report suggests two commonly proposed Republican remedies would only have minimal e...

Empty Nesters, Be Warned: More Young Adults Are Moving Back Home

Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

In Italy, they're known as "mammone", a staple of adult men living with at home with their mothers. In the US, they're known as "losers", and they're ...

Michael McAuliff

Past Census Chiefs Warn Cuts Will Leave Nation Flying Blind | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six of the last seven directors of the U.S. Census Bureau fear proposed cuts to the bureau's budget will blind the nation's financial ex...

New Census Numbers Show Young Adults Are Flocking To D.C.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday, the Washington metropolitan area gained roughly 7,000 people between the ages...

The Least Impoverished Cities

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

A growing number of Americans entered into poverty last year. But certain cities survived the recession with especially low poverty rates. Across m...

The 10 Most Impoverished States

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

(Lisa Lambert) - The ranks of the poor rose in almost all U.S. states and cities in 2010, despite the end of the longest and deepest economic downturn...

D.C. Is Nation's Richest Metro Area, But Home To Staggering Inequality

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital and the metropolitan area that surrounds it is now the richest in the United States. According to Bloomberg, U.S. C...

Why 'There's No Place Like Home' For Boomerang Kids

SFGate | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Danny Guo came marching home two years ago as a corporal from the U.S. Marine Corps, thinking the country he served would be a land of instant job opp...

10 Major Cities Where Wages Are Rising Most

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

There are some major cities where pay appears to be growing, but not that quickly -- and when you take inflation into account it might not be growing ...

8 States With The Highest Minimum Wages

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The highest rate in almost 30 years, nearly one and six Americans lived in poverty last year, according to recently released data ...

Nearly Half Of Americans Live In Households With Government Aid

WSJ | Sara Murray | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

By Sara Murray of the Wall Street Journal Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5 percent, of...

New Census Data: 110,000 D.C. Residents Live Below Poverty Line

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this week, nation's capital was crowned the sixth-best city in the United States to live in by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The magaz...

Government Aid Keeps Millions Out Of Poverty [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Prevalent as poverty is in the United States, it'd be a lot worse without government aid. As seen in the below infographic by the Center For Ameri...

13 Devastating Numbers About Poverty In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

It's far from a secret that the U.S. economy is in trouble. A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau just puts numbers on what so many Americans already...

Law Preventing Census Bureau From Sharing Information Costs Government Billions

AOL Government | By Wyatt Kash | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

One the nation's most authoritative sources for residential address data, the U.S. Census Bureau, may soon have to confront a costly legal constraint ...

Living With Mom And Dad Can Have Negative Effects On Economy

WSJ | Phil Izzo | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

By Phil Izzo of the Wall Street Journal More people are living with family amid high unemployment rates and a slow economy, but while the phenomeno...