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Occupy protester: We're not going awayupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 12:10:00

Sara Shaw with Occupy DC talks about a noon deadline for protesters to vacate two parks on Monday.

CNNMoney: White House predicts 2 million more jobs in 2012updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 16:41:00

The United States economy is on the road to recovery, the White House said Friday, with stronger job growth expected this year.

Study: Segregation in U.S. on decline, but disparities persistupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 19:21:00

Segregation of African-Americans in cities and towns across the United States has dropped to its lowest level in more than a century, according to a recent study.

CNNMoney: Obama focuses State of the Union on income inequalityupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 22:37:00

President Obama delivered a State of the Union address Tuesday that was deeply saturated with the message of income inequality, a populist idea that the White House hopes will resonate on the campaign trail.

CNNMoney: State of the Union: 4 things to look forupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 18:52:00

When President Obama delivers his third, and possibly final, State of the Union address Tuesday, will the economy be issue no. 1?

Is the union movement making a comeback?updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 10:47:00

In a stunning achievement for unionists and Democrats, critics of the Wisconsin governor Scott Walker marshaled over a million signatures for a petition that has made it possible for Walker to lose his office in a recall election this spring. If so, that would be the first successful gubernatorial recall in Wisconsin history and only the third in that of the United States.

State of the Union to offer a 'blueprint' for the economyupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 17:29:00

President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to frame the message of his re-election campaign.

CNNMoney: Romney: Income inequality is just 'envy'updated: Thu Jan 12 2012 17:13:00

According to Mitt Romney, the nation's growing focus on income inequality is all about envy.

CNNMoney: Democrats step up income inequality battleupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 15:34:00

In yet another push to define the Democrats as defenders of the middle class, a top economic adviser for the Obama administration outlined Thursday the massive growth in income inequality and its ramifications on the nation. Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, said that inequality is now causing an unhealthy division in opportunities and is posing a threat to economic growth. Economic mobility has decreased and the middle class has shrunk.

Class conflict very strong, majority of Americans say in pollupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 21:16:00

Kevin Smith used to think he led a comfortable middle-class existence that included a car and a home in a subdivision in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Poor, but feeding the richupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 09:11:00

Andono Bryant shuffles across an old shuffleboard court to pick up groceries at the food co-op.

CNNMoney: Bush tax cuts, stock market widen income gapupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 12:43:00

The rich have gotten richer, thanks to the stock market and the Bush tax cuts, a recent report has found.

To save middle class, create good jobsupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 17:14:00

Every politician in America declares concern for the economic crisis of the middle class. But to truly help the middle class, we must take on our nation's exploding economic inequality.

CNNMoney: Obama: New income inequality rhetoric, old policiesupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 10:49:00

President Obama traveled to the heart of Republican Kansas on Tuesday, where he presented Americans with a choice: a "fair shot" with him, or a return to "you're on your own economics."

Survey: Did churches do enough during economic downturn?updated: Thu Nov 17 2011 08:22:00

Americans are divided over whether churches and clergy have provided enough moral leadership on the country's economic problems, according to a recent survey.

CNNMoney: Global income inequality: Where the U.S. ranksupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 16:18:00

It's no surprise that top earners in America make a heck of a lot more than middle- and lower-income Joes.

Richard Wilkinson on economic inequalityupdated: Sun Nov 06 2011 07:03:00

Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows the real effects on health and lifespan.

CNNMoney: Who are the 1 percent?updated: Sat Oct 29 2011 08:40:00

Think it takes a million bucks to make it into the Top 1% of American taxpayers?

CNNMoney: Top 1% are getting even richerupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 10:51:00

From 1979 to 2007, average household income for the nation's top 1% more than tripled, while middle-class incomes grew by less than 40%, according to a new report from a research arm of Congress.

Widening wealth gap between whites, minorities has deep rootsupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 09:51:00

No one who is remotely familiar with American demographics should be surprised to hear that Anglo families, on average, are wealthier than black or Latino families. Nonetheless, the magnitude of the disparity revealed by a new study is staggering.

Anticipation builds for Royal Weddingupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 07:20:00

CNN's Zain Verjee talks with tourists outside Westminster Abbey as preparations for the Royal Wedding continue.

Are we heading for royal weddings in U.S.?updated: Mon Apr 25 2011 07:20:00

On a recent trip to England, I found that it was impossible to avoid seeing coasters, posters, books and other paraphernalia being sold to mark the royal wedding on April 29.

CNNMoney: Huge gap between rich and poor must close: IMFupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 12:44:00

The chief of the International Monetary Fund is encouraging governments to focus on job creation and narrowing the gap between rich and poor.

Fortune: Income inequality: How to fix itupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 05:39:00

The hot topic of income equality gets especially emotional now, at tax time, and will get even more so this year, with the latest IRS data showing what happened in the recession.

CNNMoney: How the rich became the über richupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 12:37:00

There's a growing income gap in America, but it's not necessarily between the rich and the poor.

CNNMoney: IMF: Global rebound 'not the recovery we wanted'updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 13:27:00

Growing economic imbalances on a global scale and greater income inequality could fuel the next crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Cashing in on a China betupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:30:00

President Hu Jintao's visit may be over, but the hype around China is not going away. As the country's economic boom continues, investors want to know how they can cash-in on this rapid growth.

Money Magazine: The real problem: Income inequalityupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 11:58:00

Raghuram Rajan wasn't the only economist who warned of the financial crisis before it struck. He was, however, the sole one brave enough to make this prediction in front of Alan Greenspan at a 2005 Jackson Hole Conference devoted to celebrating the legacy of the once-seemingly infallible Fed chief.

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