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A short history of the billionaire

May 8, 2014
In his new book of essays, "But Enough About You," Christopher Buckley delves into history's forgotten billionaires.
Posted In: billionaires, humor
New Study Names San Francisco As Most Expensive To Buy A Home

Rich and looking to invest? Don't buy a mansion

May 8, 2014
Is an expensive home a good safe haven investment for wealthy people these days?
Posted In: mansions, real estate, Housing
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Georgia latest state to drug-test welfare applicants

May 2, 2014
A bill signed in Georgia this week will allow drug testing of some welfare applicants. How has this worked in other states?
Posted In: drug testing, welfare

Making it to the 1 percent is more common than you think

May 2, 2014
About one in eight Americans become part of the 1 percent for at least a year.
Posted In: 1 percent, income inequality

Donor-advised funds: A controversial form of charity

Apr 29, 2014
They're a growing method of giving, but they're not without critics.
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The costs of climbing Mount Everest

Apr 21, 2014
Sherpas in Nepal consider a strike following last week's avalanche. We look at the influence of money on the most dangerous climb of all.
Posted In: Mount Everest

About half of America has zero net wealth

Apr 21, 2014
To find wealth in the U.S., take a look at the top 0.1 percent.
Posted In: wealth, 1 percent, debt, personal debt, assets

What kind of jewelry goes with a tattoo?

Apr 17, 2014
Millennials, born between 1982 and 2004, are growing up. And marketers are starting to pay attention.
Posted In: millennial, generation x

On a bus to nowhere

Apr 16, 2014
Many Silicon Valley homeless take "Hotel 22" bus for hours every night.
Posted In: homelessness, Silicon Valley, public transportation
Wal-mart

Food stamps: A reporter's notebook

Apr 3, 2014
Wal-mart, food stamps, and listener responses.
Posted In: food stamps, Reporter's Notebook

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