Money does NOT buy happiness, according to a recent scientific study. Well, you could have fooled me.
Newly released data reveals that racially-based economic inequalities may be at their worst levels since the 1990s.
The days when Europeans believed that in America the streets are paved with gold are long over.
The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.
In 2005, I found myself homeless for three days. My single parent couldn't afford the rent, and we had 30 days notice to get out. Things went from bad to worse.
Accused of deliberately destroying unsold winter clothing, including gloves and overcoats, instead of using them to clothe the homeless and poor, two New York City retailers, H&M and Wal-Mart have beat hasty retreats in recent days.
On California's north coast, the sea used to provide many a worker and family a decent living - but no longer.