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How Boise beat the national unemployment rate

Feb 1, 2013
Boise, Idaho, has a diverse economy -- potatoes, chips (the high-tech kind) and wine.
Posted In: Unemployment, Boise, idaho

Globalist Quiz: Poverty in America versus the rest of the world

Jan 31, 2013
With nearly 50 million Americans living beneath the poverty line, we put poverty into perspective with today's quiz.
Posted In: quiz, poverty

The cost of demolishing a home in Detroit

Jan 29, 2013
Writer dream hampton discusses what happened when her childhood home in Detroit recently burned down.
Posted In: Detroit

Immigration reform: Will it help the economy?

Jan 29, 2013
Economists say changes for low-wage and high-income workers could lead to economic growth.
Posted In: Immigration, illegal immigration

Who are the 11 million undocumented immigrants?

Jan 28, 2013
As Senate leaders and the president float new immigration reform proposals, a look at just who the changes might affect.
Posted In: Immigration

New Orleans residents: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 28, 2013
In the third installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to New Orleans to ask residents of "The Big Easy" what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth, New Orleans

DUPONT SUBMISSION AUDIO

Jan 27, 2013

The 'Retireless' -- Over 75, and still working

Jan 25, 2013
The number of people 75 and older still working has grown over the last two decades -- some from need, but many because they want to.
Posted In: Retirement, elderly

Literary voices: Writers reflect on the word 'hope'

Jan 25, 2013
Four years ago, the word 'hope' became intertwined with Barack Obama's presidential campaign and his first days in office. This week, he had his second inauguration. Four writers explore the meaning of the word 'hope' in today's world.
Posted In: writing, hope

PODCAST: Housing sales are up, stock up on postage stamps

Jan 25, 2013
U.S. housing sales are the highest in three years and now's the time to stock up on stamps -- the U.S. Postal Service is increasing costs this Sunday.
Posted In: podcast

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