In Plain Sight: Poverty in America is a special editorial initiative of NBC News focused on covering poverty and inequality in the United States.
Charging state sales tax on groceries harms the poor, local economies and the state, according to a new report on Kansas’ highest-in-the-nation levy.
The income gap is widening in many major U.S. cities as poor households are left behind by the recovery from the Great Recession, a new study finds.
Increasing the minimum wage is an inefficient way to reduce poverty, a controversial new Federal Reserve research paper argues.
The report, released Tuesday from the child advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation, showed only some signs of slight improvement.
A movement for a $15 minimum wage that even some supporters considered a pipe dream is gaining momentum.
A federal judge in Alabama issued a temporary restraining order Thursday against Lear Corp. after the Labor Department accused the company of illegally harassing its workers.
A worker who was fired and slapped with a restraining order after leading a protest march is in court to demand she be allowed to continue her fight.
Alyssa Colton says she's underpaid as an adjunct professor of English, despite having a Ph.D. and 20 years' experience.
Outside many U.S. cities, long commutes can mean even lower income for poor Americans.