• 2012 poverty rate to show slight decline

    9/17/13 9:00 AM

    The Census Bureau is releasing statistics on the poor today that are expected to contain a glimmer of optimism. Analysts predict the 2012 numbers will show the ranks of America's poor have fallen slightly.

  • Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor

    12/15/11 2:17 PM Comment

    Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans - nearly 1 in 2 - have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.