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Hundreds or protesters have gathered in San Francisco to demonstrate outside the annual meeting of Wells Fargo shareholders. Follow live coverage from @KQEDnews and #wf24

Hundreds or protesters have gathered in San Francisco to demonstrate outside the annual meeting of Wells Fargo shareholders. Follow live coverage from @KQEDnews and #wf24


"We’re interested in changing the political discourse that is bought and paid for by the corporate elite. And in Iowa, I think we did a pretty good job…"

Occupy Des Moines Steps Onto the Political Stage

"Study after study, it turns out, finds conservatives happier than liberals."
A report from Paul Solman on why that may be.

"Study after study, it turns out, finds conservatives happier than liberals."

A report from Paul Solman on why that may be.

Sam Jewler of Occupy DC stands with a copy of The Occupied Washington Times.
Follow along with a 'guided tour' of Occupy DC's 'Roving Kabaret', including photos of the day, historical tidbits, maps and recordings of those who took part.
(Photos and Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Shell)

Sam Jewler of Occupy DC stands with a copy of The Occupied Washington Times.

Follow along with a 'guided tour' of Occupy DC's 'Roving Kabaret', including photos of the day, historical tidbits, maps and recordings of those who took part.

(Photos and Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Shell)

Artist Kaya Mar puts the finishing touches on a painting of the Occupy  London Stock protest camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on  Monday.
(Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/AFP/Getty Images.)

Artist Kaya Mar puts the finishing touches on a painting of the Occupy London Stock protest camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Monday.

(Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/AFP/Getty Images.)

Our understanding of what poverty looks like in the United States is changing as distant suburbs and many rural areas saw much steeper jumps in poverty than big cities, Patchwork Nation writes.

Our understanding of what poverty looks like in the United States is changing as distant suburbs and many rural areas saw much steeper jumps in poverty than big cities, Patchwork Nation writes.

Census data: 1 in 15 Americans now lives in extreme poverty and earns less than half of the official poverty line.

As part of PBS Need to Know’s ongoing series on the hardships of unemployment, “Help Wanted,” they want to hear from you.

They’re soliciting stories of economic hardship for the “Help Wanted” series both on the web and on air.

Click through and check out their new Tumblr (WELCOME!) and email them at ntkonpbs (at) gmail (dot) com.

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It’s the new normal: Filling up half the tank, foregoing doctor’s appointments, skimping on groceries. Americans — who for well over a century have been the consumer engine of the world’s economy, accustomed to a high standard of living — are feeling the pain of the economic downturn in their…

These cities have the biggest gaps between the rich and poor, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Full list here