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Many Americans Can No Longer Afford The Dollar Store

Quartz | Matt Phillips | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Quartz At first glance, the fortunes of American families have significantly improvement recently. Household net worth has rebounded back to roughl...

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...

Pay Gap Between 1 Percent And Everybody Else Reaches Widest Point Since 1920s

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it's been since the Roaring '20s. The very wealthiest A...

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 False Dawn for Mother Breadwinners

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Margaret Ryznar

This would be a different story if the numbers showed that 40 percent of married households had a female breadwinner.

The Truth About Money And Happiness

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

New research tells us what we already kind of knew about money and happiness, but may have chosen not to believe: More money will make you happier. ...

Troubling Sign For U.S. Economy

Reuters | Martinne Geller and Lisa Baertlein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average is at an all-time high, the jobless rate has fallen to a four-year low and the housing market is seeing a...

Catherine New

The Fiscal Cliff Redefines The 1 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Forget the 1 percent, the fiscal cliff deal is all about the .7 percent. That's the slice of Americans who will be affected by Congress' new definitio...

Americans' Net Worth Hit Lowest Level In 41 YEARS

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

Stunning new research from a New York University economics professor reveals just how wide the chasm between the rich and everyone else has grown over...

Americans Preparing For The Worst On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Americans are hoping for the best, but very much preparing for the worst come election day. Fearful of how the outcome of the presidential electio...

Jason Linkins

Here's To Shutting Up And Other Advice For The 'Era Of Backlash': The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 24

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Let's take a moment to consider what the world was like on Aug 8, 2012. That morning, Missouri Representative Todd Akin woke up and greeted the day as...

A Six-Figure Salary Isn't Going To Make You Rich

Bankrate | Craig Guillot | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

One hundred thousand dollars. Since the 1980s, the magical "six-figure" salary has been a benchmark for financial success. Not too long ago, that inco...

Economic Success Isn't a Zero-Sum Game, Just Ask Canada

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Carroll

If capitalism builds wealth, why are Canadians wealthier than we are?

... And the Poor Get Poorer

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

In the greatest economic crisis that the United States has faced since the Great Depression, the rich barely lost a nickel. But the poor definitely got poorer. And people in the middle were crushed.

A Good Sign?

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in more than four years in May as Americans stayed optimistic about t...

Loren Berlin

Mom Can't Get Credit Card, Starts Protest Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money

Holly McCall, a 34-year-old mother of two from Vienna, Va., grabbed headlines last week with her fight for the right of stay-at-home mothers to open t...

The Five Best And Worst Cities For Financial Well-Being (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Some towns are getting along in this economy better than others. A report issued this week from the credit counseling agency CredAbility offers som...

Money Buys Happiness, Up To A Certain Point

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.18.2012 | Money

A bigger paycheck could buy you a better quality of life, according to a Marist poll released on Tuesday. The study found that American households ...

Many Americans Aren't Earning Enough To Keep Out Of Poverty

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

In this post-recession economy you may be able to get a job, but that doesn't necessarily protect you from falling into poverty. In 2010, the numb...

And The Average Salary Is...

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

If you're feeling poor you're not alone. We're bringing home less money now than when the recession began. According to a newly released report fro...

Missed Opportunity

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Executive compensation has gone from having no noticeable effect on corporate profits to having a significant impact. Simply stated, the rich have gotten much richer.

Majority Of Americans Satisfied With Finances, But Economy Still Taking Toll

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

The majority of Americans say they're satisfied with their future prospects, but their feelings have dimmed since 1998, when the U.S. economy was stro...

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.