Poverty has become more concentrated in the first half of this decade, says a report.
Recent economic woes are raising new doubts about the benefits of globalization.
One reason: Wages aren't keeping up with price rises.
New studies echo a key call from landmark 1983 report: boost teacher training and pay.
Studies show that the rich are getting a lot richer, the poor a little poorer. The middle class is slipping.
Two keys: Stabilize home values while keeping Wall Street calm, analysts say.
Some reformers say a government-run system has become an 'economic necessity.'
As productivity abroad rises, US manufacturing is competing by trimming workers and wages.