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Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of ‘Economic Chaos’

By Imara Jones Half of all families in the United States are poor, near poor or face economic insecurity where “one major setback in income could push them into poverty.” That’s the shocking conclusion of a report released today by … Continue reading

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RIP, American Dream? Why It’s So Hard For the Poor to Get Ahead Today

By Matthew O’Brien The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a … Continue reading

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Black Voter Turnout Rate Passes Whites In 2012 Election

By Hope Yen America’s blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack … Continue reading

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Jobs keep creeping out of downtowns

By Haya El Nasser The recession put the brakes on job growth but did nothing to reverse a decades-long trend: job sprawl. Despite the economic slump, the share of metropolitan areas’ jobs farther from downtowns increased from 2000 to 2010, … Continue reading

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