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Ford worker Dan Fortune performs a door install on a Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line.

On the Ford assembly line, new workers make less

Nov 11, 2014
Ford and other auto makers have added thousands of jobs, but at lower wages.
Posted In: Ford, ford truck, auto industry, Jobs

Low-wage workers stuck with non-compete agreements

Nov 4, 2014
An increasing number of American workers are being asked to sign such deals.
Posted In: competition, low wage

Is inflation a problem? Look at income brackets

Oct 20, 2014
The bottom 40 percent of Americans make less now than they did 25 years ago.
Posted In: inflation, Wealth and Poverty, CPI
Walmart

Wal-Mart: From 'low prices' to fast banking

Sep 24, 2014
Wal-Mart will now provide checking accounts with no minimum balance or fees.
Posted In: Walmart, checking account, banking
Ricky Brum standing in an alley in Manteca, California

Double Charged: Does paying back victims cost kids their futures?

Sep 19, 2014
Why some argue that too-high restitution fees hurt both victims and defenders.
Posted In: Youth Radio, Double Charged, Juvenile, Department of Justice, restitution

How the tough economy changes young people's lives

Sep 16, 2014
Some scholars think postponing life-cycle decisions signals cultural shifts.
Posted In: millennials, unemployement, pew research center

Rising numbers of seniors are paying off student loans

Sep 16, 2014
Between 2004 and 2010, the number of seniors with student loan debt quadrupled.
Posted In: loan student debt, senior citizens, debt
Glenn Ragland jazz musician and poet

When the going gets rough, some sell poems

Sep 15, 2014
A story of an out-of-work jazz drummer who is trying to make it work.
Posted In: poetry, Economy, business, Music

Wal-Mart draws criticism for its new dress code

Sep 12, 2014
The retailer's employees complain about the cost of new clothes.
Posted In: Walmart, dress code, employees, minimum wage

The tricky balance of marketing to the affluent

Sep 11, 2014
Spending is different for the wealthy, and that means getting them to spend is, too.
Posted In: the wealthy, advertising, luxury

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