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Looking behind the statistics of child poverty

Aug 7, 2012
A new review from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the number of children living in homes where neither parent has full-time year-round work has jumped sharply after the recession.
Posted In: poverty

Are paper billionaires real billionaires?

Aug 6, 2012
Facebook's falling stock price has knocked the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, off the top 10 tech billionaires list. But he's still worth a lot.
Posted In: billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg

Eliminating debt, all in a day -- and night's -- work

Aug 3, 2012
A banker doesn't listen to her own advice and falls deep into credit card debt. She takes on a blue collar job to get herself back in the black.
Posted In: debt, white collar, blue collar, employment

Income segregation rising in rapidly changing cities

Aug 1, 2012
Immigration and the migration of retirees are key factors in the growing trend of urban economic segregation.
Posted In: income inequality, Segregation, Residential Segregation, neighborhoods

From banker to janitor -- all in a day's work

Aug 1, 2012
To get herself out of debt, one banker had to take a very different kind of job.
Posted In: janitors, Bankers, Money Matters

Houston janitors fight for fair pay in economic boom

Jul 31, 2012
Janitors who clean the offices of some of the world's richest corporations in this Texas city are among the lowest paid in the country. They have been on strike this summer trying to raise the definition of a low-level wage.
Posted In: Houston, Janitor Strike, Income Gap, JP Morgan

Larry Summers on income inequality

Jul 30, 2012
Former Treasury Secretary and top economic advisor to President Barack Obama Lawrence Summers talks about education and income inequality in the U.S., and the state of the world economy.
Posted In: Larry Summers, income inequality

Can the free market provide opportunity for all?

Jul 30, 2012
Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, argues that raising taxes won't help the poor and that the free market is the way to bring people out of poverty.
Posted In: Arthur Brooke, income inequality, mobility, upward mobility

Keeping young people out of prison

Jul 27, 2012
New Orleans group trains and mentors youth released from juvenile detention

Violence shakes Anaheim -- and its image

Jul 27, 2012
Police shooting, protests highlight poverty in Disneyland's hometown.
Posted In: Anaheim, disney, violence

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