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As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest

Oct 21, 2013
In some markets, wealthy owners are buying smaller and less costly homes, but they aren't scaling back on luxe details inside their mansions.
Posted In: mansion, recession, Housing
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West Oakland: From Black families to tech geeks

Oct 16, 2013
The housing crisis hit many black families in West Oakland. One community activist thinks how the real-estate market is doing now doesn't match the neighborhood.
Posted In: housing prices, Oakland, Bay Area
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Does income inequality stifle creativity?

Oct 9, 2013
Musician David Byrne argues that wealth inequality in New York is favoring the rich over the creative.
Posted In: income inequality, wealth gap, New York City, art, creativity
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'70s rebellion and the roots of tech's reputation for meritocracy

Oct 4, 2013
Early Silicon Valley companies experimented with a new management style to reward talent and avoid corporate status and hierarchy.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, meritocracy, Intel
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Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Posted In: health care, Health, MacArthur Fellow, genius grant, camden, Wealth and Poverty
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Income, poverty and a new interactive from Marketplace

Sep 20, 2013
The U.S. Census released a report on the national median income and poverty rate this week. And Marketplace released a data tool on incomes to tell a bigger story about how we live at any income.
Posted In: census, poverty, median income
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Income Upshot: Homer Simpson edition

Sep 12, 2013
The Income Upshot tool can tell you how people at your income level live, work and play. But you can also find out a lot about other people in the public eye.
Posted In: Homer Simpson, census
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Behind the Data: Pet ownership by income bracket

Sep 12, 2013
We examine what a person's income says about what pets they own.
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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
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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

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