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Doing the numbers on the super rich

Jan 22, 2015
The 80 wealthiest people on earth are worth as much as the bottom 50 percent.
Posted In: bill gates, richest Americans, inequality, Wealth and Poverty

Poor children, a new majority in public schools

Jan 16, 2015
More than half of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, report says.
Posted In: Education, child poverty, poverty

Global gaps: income and wealth inequality

Jan 16, 2015
Branko Milanovic discusses income and wealth gaps in the global economy
Posted In: wealth, income, inequality, global economics

Not all taxes are created equal

Jan 14, 2015
A new study says local taxes are hitting low-wage earners much harder than others.
Posted In: Taxes, low income, income tax
An interior  of a model condominium at the Platinum luxury condominiums in New York City.

New York developers are mad for super-lux apartments

Jan 5, 2015
High demand and prices drive a New York City trend: Pricey apartments.
Posted In: luxury investments, luxury houses, real estate

Wealth gap in U.S. widens among races

Dec 16, 2014
One big reason for the growing divide: The disparity in asset wealth.
Posted In: recession, race, wealth, pew research center, The Fed, Housing
Protesters in New York City take to the streets in response to a grand jury's decision last week not to indict the officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

More diverse police forces are only the first step

Dec 8, 2014
Adding minority patrol officers isn't a quick fix. Experts say better leadership, policy changes are also needed.
Posted In: police, protests

Changing neighborhoods: York & Fig

Dec 5, 2014
Krissy Clark talks with Marketplace Weekend about her reporting in Highland Park
Posted In: gentrification
A Chanel bag on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

Think of it as an exclusivity tax

Dec 5, 2014
For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.
Posted In: chanel, inflation, luxury
Police attempt to control demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

A diverse group will address inequity in Ferguson

Dec 1, 2014
Commission is given a big task: Make the region a “fairer place for everyone to live.”
Posted In: Ferguson, socioeconomic factors, unrest, commission

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