middle class

File photo of a person counting money. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

IRS Analysis: Wealthy Giving Less to Charity

Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

10/06/2014

Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama is determined to move ahead on comprehensive immigration reforms "with or without" Congress. (Getty Images)

Biden: US Needs More Fairness, ‘Cut Middle Class Back Into The Deal’

Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation’s economic recovery.

09/06/2014

Attorney General Doug Gansler officially launched a 17-stop tour in his campaign for Maryland governor on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (Credit: Kevin Rincon/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Gansler Proposes Middle Class Tax Cut

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is proposing a middle class tax cut, as Maryland’s primary in the governor’s race is less than two weeks away.

06/12/2014

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.  (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Rising College Costs, Loans Have Trapped US Middle Class

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America’s middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

06/09/2014

The behavioral and academic gap between boys and girls has grown larger than divides between rich and poor, and even race, with experts saying the widening gender gap has created a “crisis” that is hurting the U.S. economy. (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Academic, Behavior Gap Leaves Boys Further Behind Girls In US Economy

The behavioral and academic gap between boys and girls has grown larger than divides between rich and poor, and even race, with experts saying the widening gender gap has created a “crisis” that is hurting the U.S. economy.

04/29/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Obama Proposes ‘Grand Bargain’ For Jobs

President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments.

07/30/2013

Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that quickly became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Set To Begin Middle-Class Jobs Tour Around The Country

Aiming to show he’s still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that quickly became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts.

05/09/2013

Screen capture of a chart indicating changes in net worth per household. (Credit: pewsocialtrends.org)

Pew: Wealthy Getting Wealthier While Bottom 93 Percent Lose Net Worth

A recent study conducted by Pew Research’s Social & Demographic Trends division has found that the nation’s economic recovery has largely benefited America’s wealthiest citizens.

04/25/2013

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Plans Book On Middle Class

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren already is the author or co-author of nine books, but she has a lot more to write about.

03/19/2013

President Obama delivers remarks on the economy at Linamar Corporation on Feb. 13, 2013 in Arden, N.C. (credit: John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)

Obama: Government Needs To Build ‘Ladders Of Opportunity’

President Barack Obama was wrapping up his post-State of the Union tour by talking about how government can build “ladders of opportunity” into the middle class.

02/15/2013

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