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New GDP Numbers Show an Economy Chugging Along but Still Lagging

The third quarter’s GDP numbers show that the economy is returning to normal growth, but we may never make up what we lost.

By Michael Madowitz | Friday, October 31, 2014

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Big Oil’s Not-So-Scary Halloween: Industry Leaders Treated to Another Quarter of High Profits

Perhaps the most frightening trick of all is Big Oil’s ability to hold onto its tax breaks.

By Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, and Ashley Olmeda | Friday, October 31, 2014

Health care

Reforms to Help Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care Services

article icon Issue Brief Targeted reforms will help more Americans afford the long-term care they are likely to need in the coming decades.

By Daniel Bahr, Topher Spiro, and Maura Calsyn | Friday, October 31, 2014

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Rising Waters, Rising Threat

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.

By Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, October 31, 2014

Gainful Employment and For-Profit Colleges

The effectiveness and approach of for-profit colleges is being questioned, explains author David A. Bergeron.

Friday, October 31, 2014

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Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Louisiana Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Louisiana.

By Jamal Hagler | Friday, October 31, 2014

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Examining Gainful Employment in Career Education

The effectiveness and approach of for-profit colleges has been questioned, resulting in efforts to define the legal requirement that the programs lead to gainful employment.

By David A. Bergeron | Friday, October 31, 2014

Colorado

10 Facts You Need to Know About Latinos and Immigration in Colorado

The economic, social, and political power of Latinos in Colorado is significant and growing. Immigration reform is a critical issue to Latinos, and it will play a critical role in the state’s Senate and House races.

By Jonathan Valdez | Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Growth of Women of Color in the Electorate

Women of color are a key voting bloc with the potential to affect elections and public policy, writes Maya Harris.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pope Francis

Health Care that Heals

Pope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.

By Claire Markham | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in North Carolina Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in North Carolina.

By Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Colorado Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Colorado.

By Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Voter

Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

article icon Issue Brief As the fastest-growing segment of the women’s vote—and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote—women of color are a key voting bloc with the potential to affect elections and public policy.

By Maya Harris | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Millions of Americans Are Outside the Financial System

article icon Fact Sheet New data from the FDIC reaffirm that many families lack bank accounts or are otherwise underserved by the financial system.

By Joe Valenti | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Georgia Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Georgia.

By Jamal Hagler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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