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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

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

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