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Do you still call yourself middle class?

Jun 6, 2014
More and more of us aren't using the term "middle class" anymore.
Posted In: middle class
US- PROTEST- WALMART

At Walmart labor protests, striking isn't the point

Jun 4, 2014
The Walmart protests are a far cry from labor movements that organized the country’s major industries.
Posted In: Walmart, strike, labor rights, low wages

American Express: from exclusive to inclusive

Jun 4, 2014
The issuer of the famous Black Card is focusing on low-income financial services.
Posted In: american express, financial services, blackcard

How we measure the poverty line(s)

May 16, 2014
It wasn't until the early 1960s that we even drew the poverty line.
Posted In: poverty

When it comes to benefits, the poorest get less

May 16, 2014
A new study finds a pattern as to the poorest are receiving fewer benefits.

Harvard's Kennedy School denies 'privilege class' story

May 14, 2014
They say the media has been disseminating false information.
Posted In: harvard, privilege

The nuances of the "1 percent"

May 8, 2014
A Marketplace report on income inequality garnered a lot of feedback.
Posted In: 1 percent, income inequality

A short history of the billionaire

May 8, 2014
In his new book of essays, "But Enough About You," Christopher Buckley delves into history's forgotten billionaires.
Posted In: billionaires, humor
New Study Names San Francisco As Most Expensive To Buy A Home

Rich and looking to invest? Don't buy a mansion

May 8, 2014
Is an expensive home a good safe haven investment for wealthy people these days?
Posted In: mansions, real estate, Housing
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Georgia latest state to drug-test welfare applicants

May 2, 2014
A bill signed in Georgia this week will allow drug testing of some welfare applicants. How has this worked in other states?
Posted In: drug testing, welfare

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