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Would Obama's $9 minimum wage help or hurt workers?

Feb 13, 2013
During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, Obama, poverty

Is there a link between housing policy and violence?

Feb 12, 2013
Experts say public housing policy is just one factor in the violence that troubles Chicago's poor neighborhoods.
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, gun violence

Ohio governor proposes tax on haircuts, dating services

Feb 12, 2013
Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal cuts income taxes and it lowers the sales tax, but there's a catch. It levies sales taxes on a big list of services for the first time.
Posted In: Ohio, John Kasich, Taxes

Betting wrong on gentrification in Chicago

Feb 12, 2013
During the bubble, many snapped up properties in neighborhoods they thought were going to become more affluent. But instead of moving up, Chicago's Englewood neighborhood has been spiraling down.
Posted In: Chicago, Housing, gentrification, guns

The economic costs of violence in Chicago

Feb 11, 2013
Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.
Posted In: Chicago, violence, public housing

An economic breakdown of Chicago's Englewood neighborhood

Feb 11, 2013
This week, Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe reports from Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, which has one of the highest homicide rates in the city.
Posted In: Chicago, guns

Persuading us to save not spend our tax refund

Feb 8, 2013
Researchers to track a TurboTax reminder at the "golden moment" when taxpayers can be motivated to save.
Posted In: tax refund, Saving

Just how would the 'sequester' affect you?

Feb 7, 2013
For one thing, 63,000 kids would get booted from Head Start.
Posted In: sequestration, Education, defense, budget

Turning cash into online payments for the unbanked

Feb 6, 2013
PayNearMe is one of many companies finding opportunity in services for millions of people who don't have bank accounts.
Posted In: unbanked, underbanked, digital divide

College rules the day at Oyler School

Feb 5, 2013
Putting students on the path to higher education starts early at Oyler.
Posted In: Oyler School, college

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