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A merry Oyler Christmas

Dec 24, 2012
Poverty is the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.
Posted In: Oyler School, holidays, Education, cincinnati

Educators question 'educational' kids' DVDs

Dec 21, 2012
Fancy educational toys don't give rich kids an advantage over poor kids when it comes to brain development.
Posted In: toys, baby DVD, brain development, Education, apps

What happens when the poor fall over the fiscal cliff?

Dec 21, 2012
If the government fails to agree on a budget, what, if anything, can poor people do to weather the automatic spending cuts that will kick in after the nation plunges off the fiscal cliff?
Posted In: fiscal cliff

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

Michigan residents seek new path to the middle class

Dec 19, 2012
Community college replaces unionized auto factories as landmarks of economic mobility in Flint, Mich.
Posted In: Michigan, right to work, unions, auto industry, Flint, Education, community colleges, low-wage work

Tax debate revives question of who's rich

Dec 18, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations on tax rates hinge on an issue that has vexed the tax policy debate for years: What income level defines rich?
Posted In: wealth, tax

The path to Michigan's right-to-work law

Dec 18, 2012
Residents of Flint reflect on Michigan's move from union stronghold to right-to-work state.
Posted In: unions, right-to-work, Michigan, autoworkers

Giving through the ages

Dec 14, 2012
Marketplace Wealth and Poverty reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji takes a look at how the charitable tax deduction has changed over time and why some think lowering it could benefit the middle class.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Charity, tax deduction, Taxes

'Santa' and 'budget' can coexist

Dec 14, 2012
Families and experts share how they express their generosity without pulling out the plastic.
Posted In: holiday shopping

The past, present and future of the estate tax

Dec 12, 2012
Some wealthy individuals say a higher estate tax is fair, but others are fighting against proposed changes.
Posted In: tax, estate tax, wealth gap, fiscal cliff