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What is the "American Promise"?

Oct 24, 2013
A new documentary film chronicles the journey of minority boys through a predominantly-white, private education system.
Posted In: documentary film, Dalton School

Obamacare day one in Camden, N.J.

Oct 3, 2013
It's Day One, and the healthcare exchanges have just opened across the country.
Posted In: Obamacare, health insurance exchanges

Cascade Platinum: Turning household goods into gold

Sep 6, 2013
Consumer products companies are offering customers upscale versions of everyday household goods -- things like embossed paper towels.
Posted In: consumer products, Procter & Gamble

Whole Foods will open in depressed Chicago neighborhood

Sep 4, 2013
Whole Foods is opening a new location in Englewood, a low-income neighborhood on Chicago's south side.

As labor dispute rolls along, BART workers keep working

Aug 27, 2013
BART employees and management are in the midst of a 60-day cooling-off period, but with little progress reported so far, another strike could be coming.
Posted In: BART, Labor Unions

You are what you drive (Infographic)

Aug 6, 2013
By looking at a person's car, you can guess how much money they make a year.

Are summer reading lists a matter of class?

Jun 10, 2013
School's almost out for summer, and that means teachers are handing out summer reading lists. Are students in wealthy school districts are reading different books than their counterparts in less affluent and poor areas?
Posted In: summer reading, book

Protecting troops from a different kind of harm — predatory loans

May 16, 2013
Military brass, consumer advocates and lawmakers are trying to close loopholes in the Military Lending Act.
Posted In: installment loans, military

The battle against high-cost lending to military families

May 15, 2013
Five years ago, the U.S. military banned payday and title-loans to military families, but small-dollar, high-interest lenders are getting around the Military Lending Act.
Posted In: military, installment loans

Behind the photo: The unexpected job duties of a commanding officer

May 14, 2013
Mitchell Hartman describes the story of one soldier and how he helped others with financial challenges.
Posted In: payday loans, installment loans

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