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Why does it cost the poor so much to borrow?

Jun 27, 2013
Interest rates banks pay the Fed, and middle- and upper-income consumers pay the banks, are incredibly low. But that's not trickling down to borrowers at the bottom.
Posted In: interest rates

Farm worker selfies: Pics for immigration reform

Jun 25, 2013
The UFW's new campaign, “Photos From The Field,” encourages farm workers to take pictures of themselves with their cell phones.
Posted In: Immigration

Critics accuse Ralphs of creating 'food apartheid'

Jun 20, 2013
Critics say Ralphs fobs off lower-quality products on low-income neighborhoods, but Ralphs says it varies what's on sale based on what customers buy.
Posted In: Ralphs, food desert, food and drink, Food, grocery stores

Oklahoma tornado one month later: Possessions lost, gained

Jun 20, 2013
For the thousands of residents in Moore, Okla., left without homes by the May 20th tornado, it took less than a minute to lose everything. To replace everything will take much longer.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado

The new measure of America

Jun 19, 2013
'Measure of America' is an index that wraps GDP, general well-being and access to opportunity into one number.
Posted In: GDP, happiness

Are summer reading lists a matter of class?

Jun 10, 2013
School's almost out for summer, and that means teachers are handing out summer reading lists. Are students in wealthy school districts are reading different books than their counterparts in less affluent and poor areas?
Posted In: summer reading, book

Whole Foods CEO: Detroit is a long-term investment

Jun 5, 2013
Walter Robb, CEO of high-end grocer Whole Foods, talks to Marketplace about why his company is opening its latest store in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.
Posted In: Whole Foods, groceries, Food, Detroit, food deserts, poverty, Walter Robb

What people in Midtown think about Whole Foods-Detroit

Jun 5, 2013
Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.
Posted In: Whole Foods, Detroit, poverty, grocery stores, Food, food deserts

Detroit: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Jun 4, 2013
How do you know you're wealthy? Here's what people in a city that's $15 billion in debt had to say.
Posted In: Detroit, wealth, poverty, Personal Finance

Losing "everything" is relative in a tornado

Jun 3, 2013
Natural disasters are great equalizers, but recoveries can look different.
Posted In: disasters, oklahoma, tornado, FEMA

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