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How feeling rich helps the economy: An explainer

Mar 14, 2014
When we feel wealthy, we spend more. It’s called the wealth effect.
Posted In: wealth effect, whiteboard

States change rules to avoid SNAP cuts

Mar 13, 2014
The Farm Bill tried to cut about $8 billion from the food stamps program.
Posted In: food stamps

The increasing difficulty of being out of work

Mar 7, 2014
Job seekers try to find work after unemployment benefits run out.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Unemployment

The magic of compounding: An explainer

Feb 27, 2014
Compounding is one of the best tools out there to build wealth.
Posted In: compounding, interest, whiteboard

Chicago, Detroit get funding for next-gen manufacturing

Feb 25, 2014
President Obama announces two innovation institutes.
Posted In: car manufacturing

Ranking cities from Miami to Boston to Wichita on inequality

Feb 20, 2014
A new report from the Brookings Institution tracks American cities with the highest and lowest rates of economic inequality. Some cities with less inequality look a lot like the suburbs.
Posted In: inequality, cities

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

Why student loans affect the housing market

Feb 18, 2014
The percentage of homes sold to new homeowners slipped. One reason: student loans.
Posted In: student loan debt, housing market
President Barack Obama delivers the 2014 State of the Union address.

An assist for young men of color?

Feb 13, 2014
President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of criminal justice system.
Posted In: prison, African American, State of the Union

More elders are working as caregivers to the elderly

Feb 13, 2014
The pay is low, the work can be hard.
Posted In: homecare, eldercare, low-wage work

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