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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

Top Chef's Tom Colicchio on hunger in America

Mar 1, 2013
'Top Chef' judge Tom Colicchio has a new title this week. He is one of the executive producers of a new film on hunger in America called 'A Place at the Table'.
Posted In: Food, hunger, documentary

Wealth gap grows between black and white in U.S.

Feb 27, 2013
The racial wealth gap in the United States has tripled in the past 25 years.
Posted In: race, African American, wealth gap

Sometimes even banks want to 'walk away' from a home

Feb 22, 2013
In some working-class neighborhoods with cheap housing, the banks actually lose money on a foreclosure. So it’s cheaper to do nothing.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, North Carolina

Payday lenders inspire mixed feelings from borrowers

Feb 20, 2013
New Pew report finds that payday borrowers feel both relief -- and that they are being taken advantage of.
Posted In: payday loans

What the minimum wage means at work

Feb 13, 2013
President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, restaurants, Small Business

The 5 philanthropists you should be watching

Feb 13, 2013
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 50 most generous donors from 2012 list shows that there are more donors under 40 giving away more than ever before. Here are five you should pay attention to.
Posted In: philanthropy, giving

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