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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.
How much money it takes to be "rich" is highest in San Francisco.

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 27 major US cities

Rich people earn at least two times the US's median household income. But how much money that takes varies from city to city.
Here's what middle class really is in the largest US cities.

Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 think they’re middle-class — here’s what the middle class actually is i...

Middle-class incomes in the US were between about $39,000 and $118,000 in 2016, but the ranges shift at the state and city levels.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, lives in Palo Alto, California.

Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 a year think they are middle-class

Residents of Palo Alto, California, who take home more than six figures in annual income still identified as being in the middle class.

Dollar stores are dominating retail by betting on the death of the American middle class

Dollar General and other dollar stores are thriving — and their success is built on the death of the American middle class.

Republicans want Americans to believe that $1,182 is a big tax cut for middle-class families

Tax reform is moving forward, and Republicans keep claiming they're doing it for the middle class.