income

  • August 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by flickr user sciondriver. Update: Watch Land of the Free, Home of the Poor and Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble? to see the first two parts of Paul Solman’s ongoing series of reports on … Continue reading

  • April 18, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s Note: The First Family’s 2010 tax return was released today and we’ve pulled out some of the more interesting numbers in a graphic for you. Here’s the snapshot: the Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096, about $3.78 … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Paul Menzel Question: I understand that it is more profitable for hi-tech companies to have their devices manufactured overseas (primarily Asia) than to manufacture them domestically. Could these companies manufacture their products in the U.S. and still make a … Continue reading

  • March 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Updated March 25, 2011 at 1:33 p.m. with a fixed link to the Slate interactive. Income inequality has changed over time: today the richest 1 percent of Americans hold about 24 percent of U.S. wealth. But almost a century ago … Continue reading

  • March 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Updated March 25, 2011 at 1:33 p.m. with a fixed link to the Slate interactive. Income inequality has changed over time: today the richest one percent of Americans hold about 24 percent of U.S. wealth. But almost a century ago … Continue reading

  • March 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Join us live right here on Thursday, March 17 at 3p.m. ET for a chat between Paul Solman, Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation and Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. The discussion will be moderated by PBS NewsHour Correspondent … Continue reading

  • September 28, 2010  

    The U.S. now has the greatest disparity between the rich and the poor within Western industrialized countries, new Census data show. Timothy Noah of Slate magazine and Howard University professor Roderick Harrison looks at the growing income gap in America. Continue reading

  • April 14, 2010  

    In our continuing Spotlight City series about how people view the government, Judy Woodruff reports from Tampa on tracking Florida’s federal tax dollars and the debate about how they are spent. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2010   BY Jason M. Breslow  

    Since the start of the recession, more Americans have been thrust into part-time work either due to economic concerns or because they can’t pin down a full-time job. Continue reading

  • September 10, 2009   BY Talea Miller 

    The poverty rate increased in 2008 to its highest point since 1997 and median household income declined 3.6 percent as the effects of the recession set in, according to new census data released Thursday. Continue reading

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