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Detroit bankruptcy given the go-ahead

Dec 3, 2013
The judge ruled that Detroit will have the protection of bankruptcy court as it seeks to get out from under its debts.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy

Charities count on Thanksgiving dollars and volunteers

Nov 25, 2013
Donations of time and money during the holiday season can replenish the volunteer corps and the coffers of non-profits all year long.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, food banks, philanthropy

A tall tower threatens to darken New York's Central Park

Nov 22, 2013
A glut of new luxury towers going up in Midtown Manhattan has some residents worried their beloved Central Park will be overshadowed.
Posted In: New York City, luxury

First generation college students go viral

Nov 21, 2013
A new campaign on YouTube aims to encourage more students to be the first in their families to go to college.
Posted In: higher education, Michelle Obama, YouTube

McDonald's advice to the hungry

Nov 19, 2013
A bit of advice on the McDonald's website.
Posted In: wages, fast food

Hey Occupy Wall Street! Will you buy my debt?

Nov 13, 2013
A group of Occupy activists says it's bought almost $15 million of people's personal debt on the cheap.
Posted In: Occupy, debtors, student debt

Could the Supreme Court deal another blow to unions?

Nov 13, 2013
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case that could weaken union-organizing efforts.
Posted In: unions, labor, blue collar, Supreme Court, scotus

Who mows the lawn? The invisible golf course worker

Nov 12, 2013
The golf course business in the U.S. would collapse without low-wage work, according to a new investigative series in Golf Digest.
Posted In: Golf, undocumented immigrants, low wages

Employed again, but still looking for work

Nov 8, 2013
We talk to a Nevada woman who needs a second job to pay for a stretch of unemployment.
Posted In: Unemployment, Nevada

The air up there

Nov 7, 2013
Air rights, and zoning rules, are what gives cities like New York their skylines. And air rights are worth big money these days.
Posted In: New York City, air rights, real estate

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