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Latest Data Show Incomes Continue Downward as Inequality Rises Article
Job seekers wait in line at a job fair expo in Anaheim, California. (AP/Jae C. Hong)

Latest Data Show Incomes Continue Downward as Inequality Rises

New U.S. Census Bureau data demonstrate that the income inequality gap is widening, which should prompt Congress to move on job-creating legislation.

Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell

2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care Act Article
Dr. Michael Lenoir, right, examines Dante Jones, 2, being held by his mother Daaiyah Shabazz in Lenoir's offices in Oakland, California. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care Act

The number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.

Maura Calsyn, Lindsay Rosenthal

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2011 Poverty Data Article
Laura Fritz, 27, holds her daughter and fills out a form at the Jefferson Action Center, an assistance center in the Denver suburb of Lakewood. (AP/Kristen Wyatt)

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2011 Poverty Data

Today’s new data on poverty reveal that the share of people living in poverty stabilized and that government programs to alleviate hardship are working.

Melissa Boteach