Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins

12/11/2014 - 4:08pm

    Three years after the Occupy movement first directed long-overdue attention to the scourge of inequality in America, the gulf between rich and poor has gotten too big for even the Federal Reserve to ignore.

    As Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...

09/04/2014 - 1:08pm

    What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.

    Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi...

08/14/2014 - 6:43pm

    With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall.

    Unlike some other denizens of the fossil-fueled set, this gang isn’t beating...

08/10/2014 - 7:27pm

    For the first time since 1997, the U.S. economy just added at least 200,000 jobs per month for six months running. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual clip between April and June. The percentage of Americans who describe the economy as “good” has climbed to the highest level of President Barack Obama...

08/07/2014 - 3:21pm

    Must formerly rich people shed all their status symbols? It’s a widely held presumption, Darlena Cunha explained.

    “I had so internalized the message of what poor people should or should not have that I felt ashamed to be there, with that car,” she...

07/10/2014 - 1:51am

    A wide majority of U.S. voters say black Americans who can’t get ahead should blame themselves for their troubles instead of racial discrimination.

    That’s one of the more startling findings from a recent Pew Research Center effort to bunch voters into...

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