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49 Million Americans in Poverty, Census Study Finds

A new Census study has determined that 49 million Americans now live in poverty, based on new methods of calculation. The report, which concludes that poverty is far more prevalent among older Americans than had been previously estimated, coincides with a drive by the Obama administration and the Republicans to slash government programs that have kept millions of seniors out of poverty.

Africa's Middle Class Triples to More Than 310m Over Past 30...

The number of middle class Africans has tripled over the last 30 years to 313 million people, or more than 34% of the continent's...