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Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Ralph Alswang, Brooking Institution)

Big impact on income gap is health law’s new angle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe the health care law was about wealth transfer, after all. New research shows that the Affordable Care Act will significantly boost the economic fortunes of those in the bottom one-fifth of […]

01/29/2014

AP graphic shows scores for PISA test for U.S. and other nations.

Asian nations dominate international assessment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test […]

12/03/2013

In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama health care woes become credibility fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – Throughout President Barack Obama’s first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril. But the political challenge […]

11/17/2013

AP graphic shows median household income by state and U.S. trend since 1970.

Census: No sign of economic rebound for many in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not […]

09/19/2013

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US poverty rate remains stuck at 15 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 46.5 million Americans — or […]

09/17/2013

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Millions more immigrants under the Senate bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America’s workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bring many more immigrants into the economy, from elite technology companies to restaurant […]

07/08/2013

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US whites falling to minority in under-5 age group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people. Due to an aging […]

06/13/2013

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Study shows that even for drop-outs, college pays

(AP) – It sounds like the worst of all worlds — borrowing money for college, then dropping out and facing the debt without a degree. But a new study argues that the investment in even […]

06/10/2013

China President Xi Jinping (AP Photo)

Xi, Obama look to strike up relationship at summit

BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping face weighty issues when they meet at a private estate in California next week, but their most important task may simply be establishing a […]

05/30/2013

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LA stoplights synchronized but road war endures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It seems the impossible has occurred: The nation’s most congested city has become a model for traffic control. Gridlock still prevails and drivers’ blood pressure still spikes as LA’s traffic arteries […]

05/25/2013

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