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U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes in Latest Census

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New U.S. census numbers show that the American poverty rate is at its highest since 1993, showing the fallout from years of high unemployment brought…read more

Economics

New Economic Numbers Give Mixed Signals

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Economists and government officials are poring over a new set of job numbers that give mixed signals but generally show that the U.S. economy and…read more

Economics

Higher Education Faces Economic Challenges

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For many colleges students across the U.S., the end of summer signals a time of change and new beginnings. Students face new classes, roommates, college…read more

Economics

Income Inequality Fuels Borrowing Cycle

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Just as many Americans had started to pay down debts racked up before and during the recession that began in 2008, a new wave of…read more

Economics

The Income Inequality Quiz

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While they were waiting in line for tickets to the David Letterman show, NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman asked a random sampling of people to…read more

Economics

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