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LinkedIn software designer Aniruddh Chaturvedi in 2011.

A Silicon Valley engineer who moved to the US from India 7 years ago reveals the most surprising things about class in America

A software designer who moved to the US from India in 2011 listed what he found to be the most surprising things about class in the US. He was surprised by how rich people don't flaunt their wealth, how serious the homeless problem is, and how brick houses are a status symbol in the US.

Poor Americans are being left behind in the post-recession comeback, and it is creating a huge problem for fast-food chains like McDonald’s and ...

While Americans are spending more and consumer confidence is on the rise, not everyone is experiencing the same degree of prosperity and growth. And, it's creating a conundrum for fast-food chains.

The death of the American middle class has brought department stores down with it

Experts say that the recent closing of Bon-Ton and struggles of department stores are linked to the death of the American middle class. Increasingly, the most successful retailers have become more distinctly split into two sections: luxury and budget stores.
The richest Americans are the most likely to wake up bright and early in the morning.

The dramatically different morning routines of Americans at every income level

Rich, middle-class, and low-income Americans don't have the same morning routines. The super-rich are most likely to wake up before 6.a.m., get in a full workout each morning, and plan their daily schedules the night before.
Texas is getting more expensive.

20 American cities where life is quickly getting more expensive for the middle class

The cost of living has quickly gone up in these 20 American cities over the past year making it harder for the middle class to live comfortably. The Southwest is becoming more expensive — one major factor in rising expenses is higher gas prices.

Whole Foods’ new discounts for Amazon Prime members are more evidence of the death of the middle class

Whole Foods has rolled out discounts for Amazon Prime members, and it's more proof of the changes grocers must make as the middle class shrinks.

America’s ‘permanent underclass’ isn’t going anywhere — and that’s great news for stores like Dollar General and D...

Dollar stores are thriving in 2018 because poorer Americans still can't afford shopping at other retailers, according to Morgan Stanley analysts.

People are poaching succulents in Northern California to sell to housewives in Korea and China for $50 a pop

Succulent poachers are a growing problem in Northern California seaside communities, where thieves collect and ship them in bulk overseas, where the plant is seen as a luxury. In South Korea and China, one plant will sell for up to $50 on the black market.

Here’s the salary you need to be in the top 50% of earners in 50 major US cities

We've highlighted the annual household income required to be in the top 50% in 50 major US metro areas, from lowest to highest income needed.
Starcity caters to workers who earn less than $90,000 a year.

San Francisco housing is so expensive that middle-class workers are moving into dorms with shared bathrooms

The "middle-class backbone" in San Francisco includes teachers and retail workers who make between $40,000 and $90,000 a year.