Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented
Jul 30, 2012
Former Treasury Secretary and top economic advisor to President Barack Obama Lawrence Summers talks about education and income inequality in the U.S., and the state of the world economy.
Jan 24, 2012
The Republican candidate paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes in 2010, a lower percentage than many people with less income pay. But higher tax rates on Mitt Romney's investment income would raise taxes for others, too.
Jan 24, 2012
Should the rich be taxed more? And how much more? Americans offered their latest opinions to Gallup.
May 14, 2013
World Finance has outperformed the market and financial stocks through the recession. But is World’s high-interest small-dollar loan business sound and sustainable?
Apr 24, 2013
'Welfare' used to simply mean 'well-being'. These days it often has negative connotations and multiple meanings.
Mar 14, 2013
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The Pew Research Center just released its report on modern parenthood.
Feb 13, 2013
President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Jan 23, 2013
Author Margaret Atwood reflects on the word 'hope,' and its importance since Barack Obama's campaign message four years ago.
Dec 12, 2012
A few bucks an hour more for low-wage workers can raise prices, but also boost economic growth for the country overall.
Nov 23, 2012
Wa-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, had impressive Black Friday sales, including more than 1.3 million televisions. Outside some stores, employees and supporters picketed for higher wages and better benefits.