Middle class

In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo, a canine guest helps himself from the table at a birthday for one-year-old bulldog Cornelio, at the Pet Central spa in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. When the […]


FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012, file photo, delegates watch as former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

More Americans see middle class status slipping

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity. Yet nearly five […]


White House warns impending 'cliff' could hurt holiday spending

White House warns impending ‘cliff’ could hurt holiday spending

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Washington gets back to work on avoiding the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that would take effect in January, White House economists are warning that the uncertainty facing U.S. taxpayers […]


Latin American middle class grows by 50 percent

NEW YORK (AP) – The middle class in Latin America and the Caribbean region grew by 50 the over the past decade. Higher levels of education, more women and urban dwellers entering the work force […]


Middle class share of America's income shrinking

WASHINGTON (AP) – The share of the nation’s income earned by the middle class has fallen to its lowest level in recent decades. It’s been surpassed by affluent earners as median wages stagnate and wealth […]



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