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Citizenship can make a difference in your paycheck

Apr 17, 2013
A new study links citizenship for undocumented workers to better pay and working conditions. But other experts say newly legalized low-wage workers still run the risk of poor treatment on the job.
Posted In: Immigration, citizenship, low-wage workers

Sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing

Apr 16, 2013
Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.
Posted In: section 8 housing, sequester, public housing

One student's path from Oyler to college

Apr 15, 2013
The high school senior will be the first in her family to graduate high school, but she's got her eyes on an even bigger prize.
Posted In: Oyler School

Farmers, unions balance economic interests for immigration deal

Apr 15, 2013
Farmers hope the proposal to expand farm worker visas will stabilize their labor supply. Unions focus on making sure the deal protects workers and their wages.
Posted In: Immigration, farm workers, union

Home makeovers: What to rennovate before putting your house on the market

Apr 12, 2013
Now that the housing market is picking up, making improvements on your home is worth it if you want to put it on the market. Which ones pay off in a quicker sale?
Posted In: Housing, housing prices

Deciding to buy while just getting by: Low-income families and the housing market

Apr 12, 2013
Would-be homeowners balance the risks of buying with benefits like building their assets and bettering their children's chances.
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing

Young, with a juvenile record, and looking for work

Apr 11, 2013
More cities and states consider laws that would "ban the box" that job applicants check if they've been convicted of a crime.
Posted In: Jobs, ban the box

What if you got less Social Security if you didn't need it as much?

Apr 11, 2013
Current recipients have different reactions. Some scholars say basing the amount of payments on need could make the program less popular.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, seniors, budget

Dallas: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Apr 9, 2013
We've been going around the country since the beginning of the year, asking people to finish this sentence: You know you're wealthy, when...
Posted In: You know you're wealthy when

Beach fire pits spark battle between private interests and public land

Apr 8, 2013
Southern Californians are known for their laid-back attitude. But a fight over beaches has split folks who own expensive beach front homes and beach-goers who gather around fire pits.
Posted In: california, property rights, Beaches

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