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Tech workers bring lots of change to San Francisco

Mar 15, 2013
Twitter headquarters has lured other companies to a stretch of Market Street. The city economy is growing, but not everyone benefits.
Posted In: Twitter, San Francisco, gentrification

Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

Mar 14, 2013
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The Pew Research Center just released its report on modern parenthood.
Posted In: mom, working moms, parenting, working

High rents, low income

Mar 13, 2013
It’s becoming harder, especially in certain cities, for low-income people to find affordable rental housing.
Posted In: renting, minimum wage

The rich get all the perks, including old age

Mar 11, 2013
As the budget battle to cut entitlements heats up, some argue that raising the retirement age will force the poor to subsidize the rich because the rich live longer.
Posted In: Social Security

A surprise viral hit: Income inequality, the movie

Mar 8, 2013
You may have been forwarded an unusual YouTube video this week, based on an economic analysis of income inequality. But where did it come from?
Posted In: wealth gap, income inequality, viral

The wealthy may pay more taxes now -- but their wealth goes further, too

Mar 8, 2013
The recent federal tax increase on the top 1 percent of earners means some of the wealthiest Americans will pay taxes at the highest level since 1979. But the wealthy are also wealthier too -- and their money goes further.
Posted In: Taxes, wealthy

Yes, the rich pay more tax; their income is up, too

Mar 4, 2013
The latest income tax increase on the wealthy could result in their paying a greater share of income in federal taxes since 1979. Their income has increased even more.
Posted In: income tax, wealthy

Tax refunds can burn a hole in your pocket

Mar 1, 2013
Some retailers run special promotions to lure customers in during tax refund season.
Posted In: tax refund, Savings

Moving 'up' isn't as easy as you might think

Mar 1, 2013
Relocating to a safer neighborhood with better schools can help families move up the economic ladder. But the change can be stressful, and complicated.
Posted In: economic mobility, section 8 housing

Baltimore: You know you're wealthy when...

Mar 1, 2013
People from Baltimore finish the sentence, "You know you're wealthy when..."
Posted In: Baltimore, wealth

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