Census Measure: Number Of Poor People In US 3 Million Higher Than Official Count Of 46.5 MillionThe number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.
Pew: Wealthy Getting Wealthier While Bottom 93 Percent Lose Net WorthA 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.
China's New Communist Leader Pledges Cleaner Government, Narrower Gap Between Wealthy And PoorChina's new leader Xi Jinping pledged a cleaner, more efficient government Sunday as the country's ceremonial legislature wrapped up a pivotal session that installed the latest generation of communist leaders in a once-a-decade transfer of power.
Bono Salutes US For Electing 'Extraordinary Man' Bono hailed Americans for re-electing President Barack Obama but reminded them of the dire consequences that lie ahead because of the economy.
US Poverty On Track To Rise To Highest Since 1960s The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.
Study: Little Hope For Families Aiming For Long-Term Financial ProsperityA new report suggests a large percentage of America's middle class not only balances dangerously on the precipice of poverty but also is increasingly falling off.

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