Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented


African-American hosts on Airbnb may make less on listings

Jan 23, 2014
Researchers say that African-Americans who rent out comparable apartments in similar neighborhoods charge less for their listings than white hosts do.
Posted In: airbnb, sharing economy

Crowdfunding for investors may soon get easier

Jan 21, 2014
The JOBS Act will promote equity investing through crowdfunding. A Washington, D.C. real estate firm has already been trying it out.
Posted In: JOBS Act, crowd-funding

African-American unemployment is double that of whites. Why?

Jan 20, 2014
In good times and bad, blacks suffer unemployment at much higher rates than whites. That's been true since the time of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted In: Unemployment, African American Unemployment

Banks aim for diversity at the top. Can they do more?

Jan 17, 2014
Plus a poll: Do you think your bank cares about diversity?
Posted In: banking, diversity

Can Phoenix un-suburbanize?

Jan 17, 2014
A Phoenix developer says new plans could bridge high-rise downtown and the Latino barrio of Grant Park.
Posted In: gentrification, urbanization

Meet the modern guidance counselor

Jan 16, 2014
President and First Lady Obama met with more than a hundred college and university presidents and leaders from business and nonprofits to talk about helping low-income students finish college. One solution starts well before college, with high school guidance counselors.
Posted In: Education, first-generation college students

Labor wins two rulings, Walmart vows to fight back

Jan 16, 2014
Walmart spokesman says the company looks forward to making its case before the NLRB and in federal court , and believes it will be vindicated.
Posted In: Walmart

Explainer: Why can't we cap CEO pay?

Jan 15, 2014
Switzerland recently toyed with the idea of capping CEO pay at 12 times the amount of the lowest-paid worker.
Posted In: ceo pay, wages, whiteboard

Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

Jan 14, 2014
For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress

Heroin's back - but prescription opiates are still a bigger problem

Jan 9, 2014
An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs