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Is a Detroit-style default coming to a city near you?

Jul 22, 2013
Economic diversity is key to staving off municipal bankruptcy.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit mayor, Jobs

Obama's middle class: How have things changed?

Jul 22, 2013
President Obama returns to Knox College in Illinois to revive his push for economic growth.
Posted In: middle class, President Obama, manufacturing, Jobs

Do non-white Americans pay a 'respectability tax'?

Jul 19, 2013
Much was made of the way Trayvon Martin was dressed as a factor in his being perceived as dangerous. Many African Americans and other people of color say they are very careful about how they are viewed by others because it can impact their ability to get a job, or a raise or to even be safe.
Posted In: race, African-American, Trayvon Martin

Detroit fire sale: The best way to get out of debt?

Jul 19, 2013
How will Detroit pay back its debt?
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy

Breaking the cycle of public housing

Jul 17, 2013
Housing authorities across the country are searching for ways to transition people out of public housing.
Posted In: public housing, Wisconsin

A parking lot for the homeless in Phoenix

Jul 17, 2013
The city of Phoenix is increasingly enforcing a law that bans sleeping on the streets. A shelter has made room for displaced homeless people in a parking lot.
Posted In: homeless, arizona

McDonald's tries to help employees budget

Jul 16, 2013
McDonald's teamed up with Visa to create an online budget guide assisting employees with money management.
Posted In: McDonald's, family budget, minimum wage

More people need second jobs, fewer can find them

Jul 15, 2013
Trying to cobble together a livelihood from more than on job is tough because of the slow jobs recovery and the rise of 'on-call' scheduling in low-wage industries.
Posted In: Jobs, part-time jobs

North Carolina arrests highlight religious debate on poverty

Jul 8, 2013
Supporters of social service cuts and "Moral Monday" protesters both cite the Bible to explain their views on helping the poor.
Posted In: Moral Monday, North Carolina, religion, poverty

NCAA policy hits poor, minority neighborhoods hardest

Jul 8, 2013
An ongoing lawsuit between former and current collegiate athletes and the NCAA bring to light the inherent unfairness in the amateur system.
Posted In: NCAA, college sports, lawsuits, basketball

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