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The crisis of the American middle class has been decades in the making, and despite heated rhetoric on the campaign trail, transcends parties and politics. Here’s what’s going on and what it means for the US and the global economy.
After being laid off twice, Dean Stoddard went back to school and earned a degree in computer network administration but he still couldn't find work.
Windsor, in one of North Carolina's poorest counties, hasn't recovered from the loss of its Wrangler factory nearly a decade ago.
Larry Brown worked for the fifth-largest bridge builder in America. Then China came to town.
Once the West Coast hub for bridge building, the Portland metropolitan area has suffered as major projects moved overseas.
The Tar Heel State has been the hardest hit by factory outsourcing
Once the bridge-building capital of the West Coast, the Portland area has suffered as major projects go overseas.
Glenda Bell has struggled to make ends meet since she lost her job at a Wrangler plant nearly ten years ago.
Tired of Industrial Ruin Porn featuring the gutted city of Detroit? Try crossing it with a golf club.
The loss of manufacturing jobs has left one-time industrial powerhouses on par with California wine country.
A video snippet from a 10-month GlobalPost investigation into the decline of America's middle class.
Shocking video of protest that reportedly occurred Nov. 3 in western China.
Demonstrators in major world cities march in concert with New York City's Occupy Wall Street protests.
The first gay kiss in a soap opera delayed to increase viewers
Some public registries not yet abiding by Supreme Court decision
Just 8 percent of the country’s approximately 50,000 homicides end in arrest
Dilma Rousseff ranks among Time magazine's 100 most influential people
Eight people injured when a containing wall bursts at sewage treatment plant
Study reveals Brazil’s changing habits and it’s almost all bad news
Gunman kills at least eight, wounds 22 in Rio de Janeiro school