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Despite Images Of Affluence, LGBT Poverty High

Movies and television shows frequently depict gay characters as rich, but a new study finds that families led by LGBT Americans have higher rates of poverty than those headed by heterosexuals. Host Michel Martin speaks with the study's lead author Lee Badgett about the findings.

S&P Upgrades U.S. Credit Outlook To 'Stable'

The credit rating agency had previously listed the United States' credit outlook as negative. They cited improved tax receipts and the attention being paid to the long-term budget as reasons for the upgrade.

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have the Last Word in business.

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

Rail Project At L.A. Port Draws Environmental Group Ire

In California, a high-profile lawsuit is seeking to halt construction of a new $500 million rail yard next to the Port of Los Angeles. Activists say the massive project would mean even more pollution for nearby neighborhoods that already have some of the worst air in the country.

Newspaper Reveals Source For NSA Surveillance Stories

The Guardian says a former technical adviser for the CIA who now works for a defense and technology consultancy is responsible for the leaks.

The Latest On The NSA Surveillance Story

The National Security Agency has reportedly asked for a criminal inquiry into leaks of classified information as Britain's Foreign Secretary defends cooperation with U.S. intelligence activities.