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Obama makes first post-presidential public appearance in Chicago
Former President Obama today offered a preview of what his new role will be in his first public remarks since leaving office.
Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears
Global finance leaders have dropped any sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from their statement following meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
The Latest: Sanders urges party to go beyond comfort zone
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging Democrats to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters to promote a progressive agenda that includes guaranteed health care for all Americans
Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change
Independent Vermont U.S. senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is calling for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party
American Workers Struggling to Make Ends Meet in Today's Economy
From fast food workers to shuttle bus drivers, many Americans aren't able to afford housing or pay the bills on current wages.
Economic Realities in America: By The Numbers
In the Diane Sawyer report, "My Reality: A Hidden America," for a special edition of ABC News “20/20,” ABC News chronicles a reality of millions of Americans working harder than ever but struggling to stay in the middle class , or striving to get in. For so many, the American Dream’s opportunities
When Working 2 Fast Food Jobs, 16 Hours a Day Still Isn't Enough
Terrance Wise used to take eight buses every day to get to work at two different fast food franchises, a Burger King and a McDonald's in Kansas City. Sometimes the 37-year-old said he would get 8-hour shifts from both franchises on the same day and work back-to-back for 16 hours straight. Other
'Yes We Did,' Obama Says in Farewell Address, But Warns of Threats to Democracy
"Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we can." With these words, President Obama wrapped up the farewell remarks of the presidency with the same soaring rhetoric of hope that he rode into the White House eight years ago. The president took the opportunity of the speech to a crowd in his adopted hometown of
President Barack Obama's Farewell Address
At his farewell address in Chicago, President Obama shares reflections on the accomplishments of his administration and thoughts on the challenges ahead.
Why Men in Richest US Counties Can Expect to Live 10 Years Longer Than Poorest, Study Finds
Residents in the poorest counties in the U.S. face a life expectancy up to decade shorter than their counterparts in the wealthiest areas, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from East Tennessee State University wanted to better understand how