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USA Today tests more coverage of high school football

Sep 5, 2012
Added attention expands players' opportunities, but may heighten focus on athletics above academics.
Posted In: high school, football

'Detropia' sees Detroit as a reflection of the U.S.

Sep 4, 2012
The new film "Detropia" chronicles the problems going on in the city and how the rest of the America can take a lesson from the problems Detroit is having.
Posted In: Detroit, documentary

Payday: Exploring compensation and pay in America

Aug 31, 2012
A special podcast that looks at what exactly goes into the numbers of your paycheck.

Working your way into the middle class

Aug 31, 2012
A new study says that the most important ticket to the middle class is a secure job.
Posted In: middle class

Unilever's new european strategy to reflect growing poverty

Aug 28, 2012
The food and household goods giant says poverty has come back to southern Europe -- and the company will approach consumers there using techniques from developing countries.
Posted In: unilever

Do you tell people how much money you make?

Aug 24, 2012
Employees who earn less money than they feel they're worth are more likely to share their salary with friends and family. Meanwhile, those who are paid more, keep quiet.
Posted In: salary, income, pay check

The naked paycheck

Aug 24, 2012
A group of friends break the pay taboo and bare their salaries.
Posted In: salary, income

Does the minimum wage hurt the poor?

Aug 23, 2012
As Congress debates a bill to raise the federal minimum wage, two economists debate whether setting a wage floor for workers is a good thing.
Posted In: minimum wage

Americans struggle to feed their families

Aug 23, 2012
New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

Translating the complications of Chinese paychecks

Aug 23, 2012
Workers at state-run companies in China are riding pretty high. Beyond standard salaries, there are often a lot of perks for state workers, including mortgage payments, groceries, fancy cars. And it's all tax free.
Posted In: China, wages

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