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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

FCC caps rates for prison phone calls

Feb 12, 2014
This week the FCC adopted new phone rates for people in prison, jail or detention centers.
Posted In: prison

What buying power buys African-Americans

Feb 12, 2014
Not everyone agrees buying power translates into other uses
Posted In: black buying power, African American, advertising, marketing

College philanthropy hits new high

Feb 12, 2014
Donations to higher ed reached $33.8 billion in 2013.
Posted In: philanthropy, colleges, universities

Should the post office sell personal loans?

Feb 11, 2014
Providing basic financial services could bolster the post office's income
Posted In: post office, payday loans, lending

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