| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
An alternative way of measuring poverty shows that nearly 2.8 million more people are struggling across the country than officially calculated, the U.S. Census Bureau reports – and California has by far the biggest share of people in poverty,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military.
Led by President Obama,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When local police started quizzing people about their immigration status, some immigrants relocated – but they usually did not leave the United States, a new study finds.
A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Baltimore officials hope prospective homebuyers can be enticed with three words: Cold, hard cash.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to increase incentives for people who buy homes in Baltimore. Municipal employees will be eligible for a $5,000 loan,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The number of people who received letters from health insurers this fall saying their coverage won't be offered next year because of the Affordable Care Act is a "tiny fraction" of the people who will benefit from the law, the nonprofit consumer group...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:26 AM
A panel discussion on a late-night TV program happened to catch my eye a few nights ago.
A 30-year-old journalist, who still lived at home, and her TV counterpart, who was much older and had left home at 18, were arguing about the merits — or lack...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:52 AM
U.S. construction spending rose 0.8% in October from the month before, the fastest pace in more than four years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday.
Overall construction spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:21 PM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move a lot: About 45 million did in 2010. That's as if nearly everyone in Spain moved in one year.
Of the people who moved, 6.7 million had lived in a different state the year before, the Census Bureau...
| Dec 11, 2013
Opportunity has always brought new communities to Chicago, from the growth of railroads and stockyards in the 19th century to the recent emergence of technology startups; the city has consistently welcomed people from different corners of the world. In...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Young women seem tantalizingly close to achieving gender equality in the workplace, at least when it comes to wages, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests. But it remains to be seen whether motherhood will slow their strides, as it did for...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The makeup of the workforce has changed over the past few decades. The impact of recessions, along with technological advancements, offshoring and other factors, have caused some industries and job types to strengthen while others have declined. In fact,...