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Giving to religion

Dec 8, 2013
Tithing, general contributions and other ways that Americans give to their church.

As fast food workers go on strike, Obama argues for increasing minimum wage

Dec 5, 2013
Fast food workers across America are striking today, asking for $15 an hour. Their employers may not be sympathetic to their cause, but they have a friend in the White House.
Posted In: fast food, minimum wage, living wage

Marketplace and KQED discuss the new era of philanthropy

Dec 4, 2013
Join Marketplace Morning Report's David Brancaccio and KQED's Scott Shafer for a special event at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

One student's path to an elite university

Dec 3, 2013
For George Alvarez, the decision to apply to Johns Hopkins was a "happy accident." Most low-income, high-achieving high school students don't apply to any selective colleges.
Posted In: Education, college admissions, college

"Tragedy as a generation" for U.S. youth

Dec 3, 2013
Young Americans, between the ages of 16 and 24, have been hit awfully hard by the financial crisis.
Posted In: youth unemployment, financial crisis

Detroit bankruptcy given the go-ahead

Dec 3, 2013
The judge ruled that Detroit will have the protection of bankruptcy court as it seeks to get out from under its debts.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy

Charities count on Thanksgiving dollars and volunteers

Nov 25, 2013
Donations of time and money during the holiday season can replenish the volunteer corps and the coffers of non-profits all year long.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, food banks, philanthropy

A tall tower threatens to darken New York's Central Park

Nov 22, 2013
A glut of new luxury towers going up in Midtown Manhattan has some residents worried their beloved Central Park will be overshadowed.
Posted In: New York City, luxury

First generation college students go viral

Nov 21, 2013
A new campaign on YouTube aims to encourage more students to be the first in their families to go to college.
Posted In: higher education, Michelle Obama, YouTube

McDonald's advice to the hungry

Nov 19, 2013
A bit of advice on the McDonald's website.
Posted In: wages, fast food

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