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April 2014

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

By David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy NYTimes APRIL 22, 2014 The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have […]

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

by NPR STAFF April 16, 2014 3:41 AM ET Paying for college presents a tremendous hurdle to many families, from wading through paperwork and navigating financial aid to understanding the long-term implications of college debt. But what if the city you lived in footed the bill for college? That’s what Kalamazoo, Mich., has been doing […]

Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

by NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE April 13, 2014 9:40 AM ET NPR A new report from the United Nations’ panel on climate change says major action is needed, and fast, if policymakers want to limit global warming to acceptable levels. There’s an international target to control climate change: keeping the global temperature rise to just 2 degrees […]

Rahm Emanuel Faces Public Pension Crisis

Posted: 04/07/2014 11:45 pm EDT Updated: 04/07/2014 11:59 pm EDT AP | by SARA BURNETT Huffington Post CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation’s third-largest […]

Ebola toll rises in ‘unprecedented’ outbreak

By Matt Smith and Joseph Netto, CNN updated 8:51 AM EDT, Tue April 1, 2014 (CNN) — An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa has spread to Guinea’s capital and beyond its borders in an “unprecedented epidemic,” a leading aid agency reported Monday. Ebola virus spreads to Guinea capital Man tested for Ebola […]