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The new measure of America

Jun 19, 2013
'Measure of America' is an index that wraps GDP, general well-being and access to opportunity into one number.
Posted In: GDP, happiness

Are summer reading lists a matter of class?

Jun 10, 2013
School's almost out for summer, and that means teachers are handing out summer reading lists. Are students in wealthy school districts are reading different books than their counterparts in less affluent and poor areas?
Posted In: summer reading, book

Whole Foods CEO: Detroit is a long-term investment

Jun 5, 2013
Walter Robb, CEO of high-end grocer Whole Foods, talks to Marketplace about why his company is opening its latest store in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.
Posted In: Whole Foods, groceries, Food, Detroit, food deserts, poverty, Walter Robb

What people in Midtown think about Whole Foods-Detroit

Jun 5, 2013
Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.
Posted In: Whole Foods, Detroit, poverty, grocery stores, Food, food deserts

Detroit: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Jun 4, 2013
How do you know you're wealthy? Here's what people in a city that's $15 billion in debt had to say.
Posted In: Detroit, wealth, poverty, Personal Finance

Losing "everything" is relative in a tornado

Jun 3, 2013
Natural disasters are great equalizers, but recoveries can look different.
Posted In: disasters, oklahoma, tornado, FEMA

A small pocket of Detroit is thriving, but it's not a comeback city yet

Jun 3, 2013
There's an urban revival in the downtown neighborhood of Midtown, but the level of affluence is less than in other reviving urban centers.
Posted In: Detroit, city planning, Whole Foods

Friendship crosses class lines in tornado's wake

Jun 3, 2013
Disasters, it is said, are great equalizers, striking rich and poor alike. But do bonds forged in crisis survive recovery?
Posted In: tornado, oklahoma, natural disasters

Will the Bangladesh factory disaster help U.S. labor organize?

May 30, 2013
Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Posted In: unions, Bangladesh, low-wage work, clothing, labor

Mothers are breadwinners in record 40% of U.S. households: Study

May 29, 2013
A new report from Pew shows that moms are now the primary breadwinnner in 40% of U.S. households, but not all super-moms are created equal.
Posted In: women, pew, single mothers, salary

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