Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented


Video: Homeless in LA

May 28, 2015
A newcomer to a homeless encampment tells his story.
Posted In: homeless

Military families turn to food stamps

May 25, 2015
Frequent moves or a parent overseas take a financial toll on those serving.
Posted In: military, food stamps

How elite students get elite jobs

May 22, 2015
Why people from exclusive or affluent backgrounds often land the most prestigious jobs.
Posted In: inequality, employment, students, college

Baltimore's $100 million investment legacy

May 22, 2015
The city's efforts to alleviate poverty date back decades, with lasting effects.
Posted In: poverty, urban, federal dollars, Baltimore
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 130 employees were laid off.

How many jobs does $100 million get you?

May 20, 2015
Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
Posted In: Baltimore, poverty, employment, Housing
Navigation Center in San Francisco.

San Francisco takes innovative approach to homelessness

May 18, 2015
The city has opened a shelter with fewer rules and more open space.
Posted In: San Francisco, homeless, Housing

A call for responsible banking in low-income neighborhoods

May 14, 2015
A growing number of cities are requiring banks to be "socially responsible."
Posted In: Banks, socially responsible investments, Dayton
A bungalow style home for sale in San Francisco.

Lenders, borrowers remain cool on home equity credit

May 12, 2015
That type of borrowing helped fuel the housing crisis.
Posted In: HELOCs, New York Federal Reserve, new york fed

Imagining affordable housing in New York

Apr 23, 2015
Bill de Blasio calls for 160,000 units of market-rate housing over the next decade.
Posted In: New York City, affordable housing, Bill de Blasio

Rents are rising, and fast

Apr 23, 2015
Rents have increased by almost 4 percent and are likely to keep going.
Posted In: rent prices, rental housing, housing crisis