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Introducing the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk

Feb 27, 2012
Learn more about our new beat exploring wealth, poverty, money and class
Posted In: Editor's Note
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Fighting food deserts takes more than fresh produce

Mar 27, 2014
A California survey finds more food shops sell beer than milk.
Posted In: food deserts, grocery stores
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Your 'loyal' employees? Always looking for the next job.

Feb 18, 2014
And they'll tell you that zero-loyalty cuts both ways. They know you may let them go at any time, too.
Posted In: workplace culture, job search
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Subcompact cars and the income divide

Aug 6, 2013
As breaking into the middle class becomes harder, car companies are finding new ways to attract an expanding base of less-affluent consumers. They're offering more small car models with better features than ever before.
Posted In: cars, wealth, poverty, subcompact, Chevy Spark, Chevy, Income Gap
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Jeep: A car brand for rich and poor alike

Aug 6, 2013
When it comes to cars, there are brands for rich people -- Mercedes, Audi, BMW -- and there are cars for people of more modest means -- Chevys, Fords, Toyotas. But just as many people at the bottom of the income ladder buy Jeeps as people at the top.
Posted In: Jeep, Chrysler, income, wealth, cars
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McDonald's tries to help employees budget

Jul 16, 2013
McDonald's teamed up with Visa to create an online budget guide assisting employees with money management.
Posted In: McDonald's, family budget, minimum wage
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More people need second jobs, fewer can find them

Jul 15, 2013
Trying to cobble together a livelihood from more than on job is tough because of the slow jobs recovery and the rise of 'on-call' scheduling in low-wage industries.
Posted In: Jobs, part-time jobs
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NCAA policy hits poor, minority neighborhoods hardest

Jul 8, 2013
An ongoing lawsuit between former and current collegiate athletes and the NCAA bring to light the inherent unfairness in the amateur system.
Posted In: NCAA, college sports, lawsuits, basketball
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Losing "everything" is relative in a tornado

Jun 3, 2013
Natural disasters are great equalizers, but recoveries can look different.
Posted In: disasters, oklahoma, tornado, FEMA
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The rise of WorldStarHipHop, a popular and controversial website

May 28, 2013
The founder says WorldStar entertains, informs and tells it like it is. Critics say the sites viral videos are often exploitative.
Posted In: hip hop, Internet, African American

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