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Luxury brands target children for back-to-school

Aug 21, 2012
Even as the economy continues to show signs of weakness, luxury retailers have still been doing well. One strategy? Bidding for customer loyalty from the moment kids step onto the playground.
Posted In: high-end retail, fashion, kids, back to school

How much you earn - the last taboo?

Aug 20, 2012
Most employees still don't feel comfortable revealing how much money they make to family, friends, and coworkers.
Posted In: salary, compensation, income

In Norway, a different view of transparency

Aug 20, 2012
It may be taboo to talk about your paycheck in America, but in Norway the income of every Norwegian is a matter of public record.
Posted In: Norway

Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

Aug 17, 2012
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Posted In: Chicago, poverty, public housing, Segregation, economic mobility

Who gets to have fun...at work?

Aug 9, 2012
If fun means fulfilling, education definitely helps.
Posted In: class, Education, employment, Richard Florida, Fun At Work

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

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