President Obama promotes “middle class economics” in La Crosse
President Barack Obama was in Wisconsin Thursday afternoon to officially launch his plan to allow overtime pay for millions of Americans. Right now, any salaried employee making more than $455 a week becomes ineligible for overtime pay. Under the new ...
What if the middle-class kept up with the top 1 percent?
In America, the middle class has failed to enjoy the same growth in income as the country's top 1 percent of earners. But what would have happened if every household on Main Street had enjoyed the same income growth as the country's top 1 percent?
Dylann Roof's eerie tour of American slavery at its beginning, middle and end
The beginning, middle and end of American slavery. Before making his final trip, to 110 Calhoun St. in Charleston — where he is accused of fatally shooting nine black people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic place whose ...
Why isn't the middle class earning $156000 a year?
What if the middle class were doing as well as the richest Americans? What would their annual income be? CNNMoney asked the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning research group, to crunch the numbers. The answer: $156,318. Instead, the average ...