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Wealth gap in U.S. widens among races

Dec 16, 2014
One big reason for the growing divide: The disparity in asset wealth.
Posted In: recession, race, wealth, pew research center, The Fed, Housing
Protesters in New York City take to the streets in response to a grand jury's decision last week not to indict the officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

More diverse police forces are only the first step

Dec 8, 2014
Adding minority patrol officers isn't a quick fix. Experts say better leadership, policy changes are also needed.
Posted In: police, protests

Changing neighborhoods: York & Fig

Dec 5, 2014
Krissy Clark talks with Marketplace Weekend about her reporting in Highland Park
Posted In: gentrification
A Chanel bag on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

Think of it as an exclusivity tax

Dec 5, 2014
For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.
Posted In: chanel, inflation, luxury
Police attempt to control demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

A diverse group will address inequity in Ferguson

Dec 1, 2014
Commission is given a big task: Make the region a “fairer place for everyone to live.”
Posted In: Ferguson, socioeconomic factors, unrest, commission
Three year old Saria Amaya (L) waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

The number of homeless children is on the rise

Nov 18, 2014
2.5 million children in America experience homelessness annually.
Posted In: homeless children, homelessness
A man prepares to pump gas as a customer counts his money.

Why falling gas prices help low-income workers more

Nov 14, 2014
Poorer people spend much more of their income on commuting.
Posted In: gas prices, fuel efficiency, commuting
Ford worker Dan Fortune performs a door install on a Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line.

On the Ford assembly line, new workers make less

Nov 11, 2014
Ford and other auto makers have added thousands of jobs, but at lower wages.
Posted In: Ford, ford truck, auto industry, Jobs

Low-wage workers stuck with non-compete agreements

Nov 4, 2014
An increasing number of American workers are being asked to sign such deals.
Posted In: competition, low wage

Is inflation a problem? Look at income brackets

Oct 20, 2014
The bottom 40 percent of Americans make less now than they did 25 years ago.
Posted In: inflation, Wealth and Poverty, CPI

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