According to a Census Bureau report, nearly 40 million Americans were still living in poverty in 2017.
Smashing another stereotype, a new study shows that Asians are the "most economically divided" group in the U.S.
Seattle: $72,092 Low costs of living make it easier for El Paso residents to make ends meet with the $42,037 median income
8. Illinois: 60043 City: New Orleans Median home value: $374,400 City: Sullivan's Island Median home value: $1,476,100 City
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This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country
The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.
According to the latest Demographia International Affordability Housing survey, which ranks the affordability of cities across the globe with major markets of populations over 1 million, New York does not place in the top ten most unaffordable cities in the world.
The lack of civic engagement and participation cedes the power to the few. The few can legislate and elect legislators whose positions are not necessarily consonant with the will or desires of the majority. In essence, it devolves the political system to one of minority rule.
Officially, the recession ended five years ago. But there's something the financial newscasters don't tell you: Unless you're rich, those numbers don't apply to you.
It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.
With so many business-hub communities surrounding Seattle (more than a dozen not counting bedroom communities), residents desiring low-cost local services do not have to drive far to find businesses not constrained by the new minimum wage.
In this regard, the typical American household has suffered from a lost decade, and then some, noted University of Michigan
If you're looking to improve your happiness, you might consider heading to the Midwest. According to new rankings based on
Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures
Having trouble seeing the graph? This chart is best viewed on Google Chrome. Couple this fact with federal Pell Grants already
According to the Wedding Report, a compilation of statistics and market research for the wedding industry, couples spent
The progressive tax versus flat tax debate is raging on -- if Illinois moves towards a progressive tax system, where taxes vary based on income, counties with higher median incomes will probably have a lot to say.
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.
Below is a chart from Sentier Research showing median household income (in red) and the monthly unemployment rate (in grey
The growing profits of some of the nation's largest corporations and wealthiest people in America result from the labor of people whose work is rewarded with poverty level wages. That makes no economic sense. And it's just plan wrong.