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A parking lot for the homeless in Phoenix

Jul 17, 2013
The city of Phoenix is increasingly enforcing a law that bans sleeping on the streets. A shelter has made room for displaced homeless people in a parking lot.
Posted In: homeless, arizona

McDonald's tries to help employees budget

Jul 16, 2013
McDonald's teamed up with Visa to create an online budget guide assisting employees with money management.
Posted In: McDonald's, family budget, minimum wage

More people need second jobs, fewer can find them

Jul 15, 2013
Trying to cobble together a livelihood from more than on job is tough because of the slow jobs recovery and the rise of 'on-call' scheduling in low-wage industries.
Posted In: Jobs, part-time jobs

North Carolina arrests highlight religious debate on poverty

Jul 8, 2013
Supporters of social service cuts and "Moral Monday" protesters both cite the Bible to explain their views on helping the poor.
Posted In: Moral Monday, North Carolina, religion, poverty

NCAA policy hits poor, minority neighborhoods hardest

Jul 8, 2013
An ongoing lawsuit between former and current collegiate athletes and the NCAA bring to light the inherent unfairness in the amateur system.
Posted In: NCAA, college sports, lawsuits, basketball

Food stamps may be cut from new farm bill

Jul 8, 2013
In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Posted In: farm bill, Congress, food stamps, Agriculture

Who wants a part-time job?

Jul 5, 2013
There may be more jobs out there, but many people are looking for full-time work, when all there is, is part-time.
Posted In: Unemployment, Labor Department, Jobs, part-time jobs

The middle class through the Hollywood lens

Jun 28, 2013
Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment, middle class

Safety Net Confessionals: My get-out-of-jail-free card

Jun 28, 2013
Listener Kurt Deutscher, a 49-year-old web developer who grew up in a low-income family in Portland, Oregon, discusses his economic safety net, which came in the form of a unique graduation gift.
Posted In: safety net, emergency savings

Why does it cost the poor so much to borrow?

Jun 27, 2013
Interest rates banks pay the Fed, and middle- and upper-income consumers pay the banks, are incredibly low. But that's not trickling down to borrowers at the bottom.
Posted In: interest rates

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