While the U.S. economic picture remains quite rosy, things change quickly when you zoom to the local level. This map shows the country's distressed communities.
This interactive graphic shows the poverty rate of every state, and also how poverty levels have changed over time according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
We look at the latest data from the World Bank, which reveals a drop in extreme poverty of 1 billion people globally since the year 1990.
Long-term trends really allow you to see human progress on the most important indicators, like poverty reduction, education, democracy, literacy, and health.
Eight men have the same wealth as the poorest 50% - we use the Oxfam report as a springboard to dive into a discussion on inequality,...