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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/10/13
Four years after the Great Recession of 2007-2009 officially ended, millions of working people are being left behind by the expansion of the economy.
BY staff | San Francisco, CA | 8/02/12
While millions of retired Americans are struggling to make ends meet and millions more working people who have been laid off don’t know how or if they can ever afford to retire, laid-off corporate executives are living in another world.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/14/11
San José, CA - On Sept. 13, the Census Bureau released their annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance in the United States. The report said that the number of people below the official poverty line rose from 14.3% in 2009 to 15.1% in 2010. This meant that 2.6 million more people fell into poverty last year, and the total of 46.2 million poor was the largest number in more than 50 years of records. Worst hit were African Americans (27.4% below the official poverty line), Latinos (26.6%), and children (22.0%).
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