middle class

Gazan’s death abroad shines light on middle-class exodus
Middle East

Gazan’s death abroad shines light on middle-class exodus

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a family of five, a two-story home and a pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had…
Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency
Middle East

Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value…
US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector
Middle East

US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband,…
‘Feels terrible’: Iran a year after US sanctions reimposed
Middle East

‘Feels terrible’: Iran a year after US sanctions reimposed

Alireza says he used to dream of a better future in Iran and even saw himself getting a new car…
Macron responds to yellow vest protests by promising tax cuts, more reforms
World

Macron responds to yellow vest protests by promising tax cuts, more reforms

President Emmanuel Macron sought to put his 2017 election reform agenda back on track Thursday after months of sometimes violent “yellow…
The world’s middle class is shrinking
World

The world’s middle class is shrinking

New York (CNN Business)–America’s middle class families aren’t the only ones having a tough time these days. Middle-income households are…
Middle-class Egypt adapts to survive as austerity bites
Egypt

Middle-class Egypt adapts to survive as austerity bites

Swapping new cars for cheaper models, cutting back on pricy supermarket shopping and giving up holidays abroad, middle-class Egyptians are…
Following two waves of fuel hikes, Egypt’s middle-class succumb to austerity
Features/Interviews

Following two waves of fuel hikes, Egypt’s middle-class succumb to austerity

Omar Abdel Sattar has been navigating Cairo’s heavily jammed streets to attend business meetings ever since he started his job at a…
Save the middle class
Opinion

Save the middle class

After zuhr prayers on Friday, I went to buy my weekly needs from the grocery store, and I stopped at…
Brazil’s new middle class faces plunge back to poverty
Life & Style

Brazil’s new middle class faces plunge back to poverty

Brazilian Monica de Oliveira thought she'd forever left behind those days of worrying about getting her daughter new clothes. As part…
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