Economy Apr 18

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How Much Did President Obama Make in 2010?

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…

Economy Mar 24

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Income Inequality: Where Do You Fall?

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…

Today's unemployment data are a muddle. The two surveys - of individuals and of employers - seem to say very different things. Unemployment dropped - to 9 percent, according to the "household survey." Three cheers. But the "payroll survey" reports…

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