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Gini: the measure of inequality

Jul 10, 2014
The Gini Index is the most common measure of wealth distribution within nations
Posted In: income inequality, statistics

Truckers strike at key port for trade with Asia

Jul 8, 2014
Escalation of the strike at this major port could have a nationwide impact.
Posted In: trucks, labor rights

How a hotel earns five stars: the checklist

Jul 2, 2014
A look at how hotels like Hyatt's newest in Manhattan earn a top tier rating.

How rising rents, falling incomes crush communities

Jun 30, 2014
The long tail of the recession still wreaks havoc on renters' real estate market.
Posted In: rental market, apartments, New York City, affordable housing

Financial planning for political donors

Jun 30, 2014
A "donor-side consultant" helps the wealthy figure out which candidates to back.
Posted In: campaign finance, campaign contributions
New Study Names San Francisco As Most Expensive To Buy A Home

Defining the new middle class

Jun 27, 2014
A recent poll shows that fewer Americans call themselves middle class.
Posted In: middle class
Hungry and Homeless, a photo by James Jordan

Giving homes to the homeless without preconditions

Jun 27, 2014
Research shows that offering aid without preconditions has better results.
Posted In: homeless, Great Recession

Why won't millenials just buy houses already?

Jun 26, 2014
A new report stresses the problems millenials face in joining the housing market.
Posted In: Millenials, affordable housing, housing market

Bad transactions can lead to losing your bank account

Jun 23, 2014
How does a man with a six-figure income have no bank account?
Posted In: Banks, debit cards

Hollywood's influence on politics

Jun 23, 2014
Sure, Hollywood is sometimes called "Washington's ATM," but there's more than just money involved.
Posted In: hollywood, political donors

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