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MULTIMEDIA: What's a city sound like in a shutdown?

Oct 1, 2013
One day after the biggest employer in the nation’s capital shut its doors, Washington's other businesses are trying to figure out what they’ll do.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013

When no money means no school lunch for kids

Sep 30, 2013
Some school districts are hundreds of thousands in debt because of unpaid lunches. So they've stopped feeding students who don't have cafeteria credit.
Posted In: school lunches

Walter White's cash: From high school teacher to meth kingpin

Sep 27, 2013
Walter White began making and dealing meth in "Breaking Bad" in order to support his family. A look at how much he was making in comparison to the rest of the country as a high school chemistry teacher and as Heisenberg.
Posted In: Breaking Bad

Film 'Inequality for All' takes on the income gap

Sep 26, 2013
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich stars in a new documentary about income inequality
Posted In: inequality, Robert Reich

Where did the boomer women go?

Sep 25, 2013
Women aged 55-64 have left the workforce by the hundreds of thousands. Meanwhile, men that age are staying in jobs longer than expected. What gives?
Posted In: women, employment, boomer

Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Posted In: health care, Health, MacArthur Fellow, genius grant, camden, Wealth and Poverty

Could future taxpayers (kids) be getting the short stick?

Sep 24, 2013
A report out this week shows that the projected $1.2 trillion increase in federal spending over the next 10 years will not trickle down much to spending on programs that affect children.
Posted In: Urban Institute, stimulus

8 surprising facts about domestic workers and in-home care

Sep 24, 2013
Why you should care about the business and economics of home care and domestic workers.
Posted In: domestic workers, domestic workers bill of rights, UIF, wages

Income, poverty and a new interactive from Marketplace

Sep 20, 2013
The U.S. Census released a report on the national median income and poverty rate this week. And Marketplace released a data tool on incomes to tell a bigger story about how we live at any income.
Posted In: census, poverty, median income

Is a future for a comfortable middle class just science fiction?

Sep 17, 2013
A practitioner of the dismal science and a writer of dystopian sci-fi have competing takes on the survival of the middle class.
Posted In: median income, middle class

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