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More elders are working as caregivers to the elderly

Feb 13, 2014
The pay is low, the work can be hard.
Posted In: homecare, eldercare, low-wage work
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FCC caps rates for prison phone calls

Feb 12, 2014
This week the FCC adopted new phone rates for people in prison, jail or detention centers.
Posted In: prison
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What buying power buys African-Americans

Feb 12, 2014
Not everyone agrees buying power translates into other uses
Posted In: black buying power, African American, advertising, marketing
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College philanthropy hits new high

Feb 12, 2014
Donations to higher ed reached $33.8 billion in 2013.
Posted In: philanthropy, colleges, universities
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Should the post office sell personal loans?

Feb 11, 2014
Providing basic financial services could bolster the post office's income
Posted In: post office, payday loans, lending
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Should community college be free? A Twitter chat roundup

Feb 7, 2014
A proposal in Tennessee to offer associate’s and technical degrees for free.
Posted In: community college, Tennessee Promise
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Tennessee Promise to make state's community colleges free

Feb 6, 2014
The announcement from the state's governor is part of a broader workforce development strategy. And similar moves have worked before.
Posted In: tennessee, community colleges, Tennessee Promise
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How borrowing money can create wealth: Explainer

Feb 5, 2014
There are a million get-rich schemes out there, but here's one of the oldest: borrowing.
Posted In: borrowing, debt
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Should companies put underrepresented workers on a fast-track to the top?

Jan 31, 2014
A recent NAACP report suggests 'yes'
Posted In: NAACP, discrimination, Banks
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State of the Union: Tackling income inequality

Jan 29, 2014
Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama touched on several economic themes, including jobs, the middle class, health care, and something he has been talking quite a bit about recently -- income inequality.
Posted In: income inequality, State of the Union

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