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  • What the US economy would look like if racial inequality didn't exist

    What the US economy would look like if racial inequality didn't exist
    The moral case against racial inequality in the U.S. is pretty simple. When we don't give equal opportunity to minority kids, we deny them a full future. When better jobs are kept out of reach of qualified minority workers, we deny their families security, too. When society offers minorities lesser versions of opportunity in the labor market, in education, in housing it fails in some fundamental ways.
  • Factbox: Key U.S. governors races at stake in November

    (Reuters) - Governor's seats in 36 U.S. states are up for grabs on Nov. 4, and polls show more than a third of the contests remain competitive with just one week until the election. Republicans hold 29 governorships compared to the Democrats' 21....

    How the safety net cuts poverty rates

    WASHINGTON Without Social Security, the poverty rate among senior citizens in the U.S. would be more than 50 percent; instead, it's just 14.6 percent. For people of all ages, food stamps cut the poverty rate by about 10 percent, and they reduce poverty...

    Rousseff's win in Brazil raises questions about EM reforms

    LONDON (Reuters) - Pledges of reform in emerging markets have encouraged investors this year, but Brazil's vote against any change at the top of its government is raising questions over whether the reforms will be delivered in hyped-up markets like...

    Rousseff pledges changes after narrow re-election win, markets fall

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff promised on Monday to make changes to her economic policies as she sought to build bridges with business leaders after narrowly winning re-election at the end of an acrimonious campaign. Rousseff said in...