June 25, 2008
WEDNESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Being well-off and well-educated may improve your chances of surviving a heart attack, according to new report. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, studying medical records of heart attack patients from its home base of Olmsted County, Minn., report that those with lower incomes and less education were more likely to die after the attack than their more affluent, educated counterparts. The study, published in the June issue ofMayo Clinic Proceedings, looked 705 people -- 155 of whom...
July 15, 2011
Fact Checker Glenn Kessler doth protest too much, methinks. He was flat wrong in criticizing President Obama for inferring that people making more than $200,000 ($250,000 for couples) were millionaires. When called on this by a number of Post readers, he sounded like a politician on whom he had bestowed his Pincocchios [The Fact Checker, July 10]. He altered the popular definition of a millionaire by citing some Wall Street apologists who say that people's homes (as well as their second homes, boats and other "lifestyle" assets)
September 10, 2012 |
Middle-income workers have endured a "lost decade" of stagnant wages and are teetering on the brink of another, the consequence of both the recent recession and a long series of policy choices that have eroded their leverage in the job market, according to a report. In its 12th edition of the "State of Working America," the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal research organization, points out that inflation-adjusted pay has slipped for most workers — including college graduates — over the past decade.
April 12, 2013 |
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama reported paying $112,214 in taxes last year on $608,611 in adjusted gross income, for an effective federal income tax rate of 18.4 percent, the White House announced Friday. The Obamas reported donating about one-quarter of their income — $150,034 — to 33 different charities, including the Fisher House Foundation, which provides temporary housing for the families of wounded veterans. The White House also released the tax returns of Vice...
August 5, 2008 |
As many as 100 families living in a Fairfax County-owned housing complex for low-income residents could be evicted this fall for failing to prove that they are eligible to live there. County officials said the residents of Wedgewood West, Wedgewood East and Wedgewood Manor, a cluster of brick apartments and townhouses in Annandale, have been asked repeatedly to provide pay stubs and tax returns to show that they do not exceed the income limit of $99,000 for a family of four. Most of the 672...
October 26, 2011 |
As Occupy Wall Street and related protests inject themselves into the 2012 presidential campaigns, a new government report shows that over the past three decades the incomes of the nation's top earners have grown far more rapidly than those of everyone else. The nation's economic gains have been increasingly concentrated in the households of the top 1 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office, echoing previous studies cited by Occupy Wall Street...