America’s bottom 50% are slowly recovering from the Great Recession

The total net worth of the bottom 50% of Americans fell to -$143 billion in the second quarter of 2010 — meaning the lowest 50% of earners had collective liabilities far outpaced their collective assets, largely underwater home and auto loans. Their net worth remained …

51% of Voters Support Planned ICE Raids

President Donald Trump’s publicized raids on immigrants illegally residing in the United States reportedly failed to materialize over the weekend, but new polling shows that a slim majority of voters — including nearly half of independents — were in favor of the proposed action, as …

Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll

The Quinnipiac University Poll survey of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters found that 23 percent support Harris while 21 percent support Biden. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are supported by 18 percent and 16 percent, respectively. More from TheHill

U.S. housing market stuck in a rut even as mortgage rates fall

The Commerce Department report on Wednesday also showed housing completions at a six-month low and a modest increase in the number of homes under construction, indications that an inventory squeeze that has haunted the market could persist for a while. Weak housing and manufacturing are …

Foreign purchases of American homes plunge 36% as Chinese buyers flee the market

The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreign buyers from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The decline was due to a drop in the number and average price of purchases. Foreigners bought …

DNC releases names of 20 qualifying candidates for second round of debates

The big picture: It’s only going get more challenging for candidates to meet qualifying debates requirements moving forward. In September, the requirements for candidates will double. The Democrats’ massive 2020 field has put pressure on the DNC to focus its primary on those who can …

recent drought in Zimbabwe has left more than 2 million people unable to access clean water

Last month, the country’s two major cities, Harare and Bulawayo, announced they had started a water rationing program which would see residents accessing tap water only once a week. The two cities combined have a population of more than two million people. More from CNN