Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented
Apr 23, 2012
Many states are cutting back on benefits promised to public employees, sparking a political debate.
Apr 19, 2012
Lifting bans on apartments in affluent neighborhoods might allow more low-income students to attend top public schools.
Apr 6, 2012
West Chicago magnet prepares students for high-skill manufacturing jobs, and for college
Apr 6, 2012
A laid-off autoworker found a steady job at another factory, but he’s making less
Mar 30, 2012
But Illinois farmers give little credit to the political party in power.
Mar 21, 2012
Workers in Rockford, Ill., are divided on how much the auto bailout helped the local economy. Many hope yesterday's primary election might be the first step in helping factory areas in the state fully recover.
Mar 20, 2012
They differ on politics, but both see college as a way to help their kids do better than they have.
Mar 2, 2012
Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty reporters talked with people from all over the country, and many, regardless of their earning power, had very little in the way of savings.
Mar 1, 2012
Those at the top have an increasingly bigger share, while middle and low incomes stagnate.