August 29, 2012 Working, sleeping, cooking, watching TV. Here's what the average American does on a typical day, down to the second.
August 21, 2012 Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population as they did a century ago. But where they are coming from has changed dramatically.
August 17, 2012 A million kids worked, largely in factories and on farms. Here's a closer look at what the 1920 Census called "Children in Gainful Occupations."
August 1, 2012 The poor spend more of their money on essentials like groceries and utilities. The rich spend more on education.
July 27, 2012 Economic growth slowed in the second quarter. We look at just how the U.S. economy breaks down into goods and services.
July 16, 2012 Half of all Americans made less than $50,000, and half made more. Here's one way American income breaks down, including state-by-state results.
July 6, 2012 As unemployment comes down, the long-term unemployed aren't benefitting as much. Long-term unemployment in 3 graphics.
June 27, 2012 The U.S. is still a nation of immigrants: One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else. Here's where America's immigrants come from, and what they do for work.
The price of alcohol we buy at the store has gone down. The price of booze at bars has gone way up.
June 20, 2012 Alcohol is cheaper, but bars are more expensive. Also, we're spending more on wine and less on hard alcohol.
June 8, 2012 Food is much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. We're spending more of our grocery money on processed foods. And other insights.
May 30, 2012 The U.S. is the world's biggest economy, but it's not the richest country. China is a huge world power, but it's still quite poor.
May 14, 2012 Of each dollar the federal government spends, how much goes to health care? How much goes to defense? How much goes to other programs? And how has spending changed over time?
May 10, 2012 U.S. exports aren't limited to stuff. We also sell billions of dollars worth of ideas to people around the world.
May 3, 2012 Forty years ago, only 1 in 3 American workers was a woman. Today, it's 1 in 2. What jobs did all those women get? And how did gender breakdowns change by industry?
April 23, 2012 Total student debt has gone through the roof. But the average debt per college grad has gone up much more slowly.
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