Not since at least 1960 has the US standard of living fallen so fast for so long. The average American has $1,315 less in annual disposable income now than at the onset of the Great Recession.
The Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York have weathered criticism and a bid to roust them from their Zuccotti Park home. Now, a 'nasty' Nor'easter is set to blow through Wednesday.
The fight over raising levies on the wealthy, a theme of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests, is about more than money. It's a clash over fundamental American values.
Zuccotti Park has been occupied by Wall Street protesters for the last four weeks, but in a sudden turn of events they will have to vacate the park tomorrow morning and will not be allowed to return with their sleeping bags, tarps, tables, or other gear.
The 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters aren't extremists on the fringe. They reflect the frustrations of large swaths of American society. By taking aim at corporate greed and corruption, they embody a venerable tradition of American populism with roots back to Jefferson.
Occupy Wall Street protester Chris Philips screams as he is arrested near Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, 2012, in New York. Multiple Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested during a march toward the New York Stock Exchange on the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.
Ground zero mosque: An Islamic cultural center near the site of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center held its first exhibit Wednesday evening without incident.
Wall Street protests involve several hundred activists calling attention to links between financial firms and Congress. Organizers of Wall Street protests are posting videos of arrests.
NY House race: In a special election that was too close to call Tuesday night, Republican Bob Turner took previous Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat in the NY House of Representatives.
President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former president George W. Bush, and Laura Bush salute the flag during 10th anniversary ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York on Sept. 11. The 9/11 attacks changed life in the US forever, but 10 years after the devastating hit, New Yorkers have learned to live in a more dangerous world and are ready to move on.