Black and Hispanic mortgage applicants are denied more frequently than whites and Asians, and when they do obtain mortgages they tend to pay higher rates.
While the idea of raising the minimum wage is broadly popular, efforts to do so at the national level have stalled. We gathered key facts looking at the issue.
For the fifth time in U.S. history, and the second time this century, a presidential candidate has won the White House while losing the popular vote.
We're eating more chicken, cheese and yogurt, but less beef, margarine and ice cream.
Although the movement to limit congressional terms has been largely dormant for the past two decades, 15 states do limit how many terms their own legislators can serve.
No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.
The great majority of Americans who vote on Election Day will use one of two basic technologies: "fill-in-the-bubble" and other optical-scan ballots, or touch-screen computers and other direct recording electronic systems.
The firm that runs the presidential exit poll expects to interview about 100,000 voters across the country by the time the polls close on election night.
Though many Americans say they're concerned about possible election fraud, the U.S. electoral system generally ranks high in cross-national comparisons.
More than 4 million early, absentee and mail-in votes already have been cast, and if recent trends continue the number of Americans voting in such nontraditional ways could approach 50 million this year.