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How the one percent make their money today

Sep 11, 2013
The gap between rich and poor in America is at its widest ever. But the way the rich make their money has changed.
Posted In: 1 percent, the wealthy

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.

A football fantasy: Ranking the NFL with economics

Sep 3, 2013
As the pro football season kicks off, the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk is looking beyond passing yards and fumbles. Our W&P power rankings put the NFL team with the highest median income on top.
Posted In: NFL, football, median income, San Francisco, Detroit

Paying for college: We don't spend as much as we think

Aug 30, 2013
The cost of college is rising faster than inflation. But when you take financial aid into account, it’s gone up only modestly faster than inflation.
Posted In: college, education costs, student debt

Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

Aug 30, 2013
Data released this week by the Pew Center shows that 98 percent of Americans now live in an area with access to broadband internet. Despite that, 15 percent still don't use the internet at all.
Posted In: internet access, employment

Fast food strike: Of walk outs and drive-throughs

Aug 29, 2013
Fast food workers across the country are walking off the job today. Workers are demanding $15 an hour.
Posted In: fast food, McDonald's, minimum wage, labor, strike

Fast food workers of the world, unite!

Aug 29, 2013
Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages
Posted In: fast food, living wage, Labor Unions

What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

Aug 28, 2013
A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.
Posted In: BART, Transit

How much has changed since the 1963 March on Washington?

Aug 28, 2013
How far have we come in 50 years in terms of economic equality? It depends on how you look at the numbers.
Posted In: March on Washington, income inequality, wealth gap

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