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Immigrant entrepreneurs benefit by improving credit scores

Oct 14, 2013
A San Francisco group helps launch small business owners with micro-loans, which in turn create a path to mainstream credit when they are ready to expand.
Posted In: credit, Immigration

Startups experiment to diversify Silicon Valley

Oct 11, 2013
Leaders at a few startups in Silicon Valley test out new strategies to raise diversity at their workplaces.
Posted In: startups, Silicon Valley

Just having a credit record can be an economic step up

Oct 10, 2013
The Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco leverages informal lending circles of low-income immigrants, to help borrowers eventually gain access to mainstream bank loans.
Posted In: credit, Personal Finance

'Preachers of L.A.' reignites debate over pastor wealth

Oct 9, 2013
A new show on Oxygen fuses religion and wealth, igniting an age old debate in Christianity.
Posted In: wealth

In the wake of federal shutdown, philanthropists step up

Oct 9, 2013
Charitable donors have come forward with funds to support programs shuttered in the wake of the government showdown.
Posted In: philanthropy, head start, shutdown

Does income inequality stifle creativity?

Oct 9, 2013
Musician David Byrne argues that wealth inequality in New York is favoring the rich over the creative.
Posted In: income inequality, wealth gap, New York City, art, creativity

What does meritocracy really mean in Silicon Valley?

Oct 4, 2013
The Valley loves its rags to riches stories. What a tech meritocracy millionaire has to say about his own rise.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, meritocracy, Tech

The exchanges are open. Now the real work begins.

Oct 4, 2013
State- and federally-run health care exchanges have been enrolling people for the past four days.
Posted In: Obamacare, health care marketplace

The problem with 'opportunity hoarding'

Oct 4, 2013
You've heard about the glass ceiling. But what about a "glass floor"?
Posted In: glass ceiling, economic mobility

'70s rebellion and the roots of tech's reputation for meritocracy

Oct 4, 2013
Early Silicon Valley companies experimented with a new management style to reward talent and avoid corporate status and hierarchy.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, meritocracy, Intel

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