One of the president’s closest friends, Southern California billionaire Thomas J. Barrack (pictured), bought up homes during the Great Recession, bumped up rents and allowed the properties to fall into disrepair.
The final statement of the summit in Germany underlines that every other meeting participant supports the Paris pact, rejected by President Trump on June 1.
Climate change, left unchecked, is expected to make the U.S. poorer and more unequal. (Pictured: A house in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.)
The U.S. attorney fired by President Trump has been acclaimed for tackling corruption. But his treatment of figures involved in the Great Recession was far less confrontational.
Paul Jay of The Real News asks Truthdig contributor Paul Street if President Obama is a true progressive and whether his policies "helped set the table for the emergence of a Trump."
The Census Bureau's latest report on incomes suggests that the vast majority of Americans have a great deal to lose if the Republican nominee wins the presidency.
The income, employment and real estate values measured in the richest parts of the country are pulling up the numbers that officials and lawmakers use to craft domestic economic policy.
The intense scrutiny of Bill Clinton’s economic record may not give her the boost she is expecting.
Even for blacks with six-figure incomes, housing values in predominantly black neighborhoods have not bounced back as in comparable white areas, a Washington Post analysis finds.