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Celebrity Culture: Are Americans too focused on celebrities?; Future of Marriage: Is traditional matrimony going out of style?; Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Can individual actions reduce global warming?

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Middle-Class Squeeze: Is More Government Aid Needed?

Middle-Class Squeeze: Is More Government Aid Needed?

Middle-class squeeze: Is more government aid needed?
Thomas J.Billitteri
Affordable health care for all Americans is a key element of the budget recently announced by President Barack Obama, along with other policies aimed squarely at helping the middle class. Nearly half of home foreclosures in 2006 were caused, at least partly, by financial issues stemming from a medical problem, according to the advocacy group Families USA. Above, emergency room physician Jason Greenspan cares for a patient in Panorama City, Calif.

Cindy Dreeszen, 41, and her husband may have seemed like unlikely visitors to the Interfaith food pantry last month in affluent Morris County, N.J., 25 miles from New York City. Both have steady jobs and a combined income of about $55,000 ...

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