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Growing up is hard if you can’t find a job

Feb 9, 2012
In this economy, young people postpone careers, marriage, kids and even leaving home.
Posted In: Jobs, entry-level, youth

Lottery jackpot is a spot in public housing

Feb 7, 2012
New Haven attracts families to a new mixed-income community with a popular lottery.
Posted In: Connecticut, lottery, affordable housing

Nevada grads worry about their futures

Feb 2, 2012
College seniors in Nevada have endured budget cuts and tuition hikes. They now face a less-than-promising job market.
Posted In: Las Vegas, Nevada, college grads

It’s not just your income, it’s your assets

Jan 31, 2012
More than 40 percent of Americans are too "asset poor" to weather a job loss for three months.
Posted In: liquidity, assets, poverty

IRS may have money waiting for you

Jan 27, 2012
Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Day, which highlights the benefit for low- and moderate-wage earners.
Posted In: IRS, income tax, Earned Income Tax Credit

Where Arab Spring and Occupy meet

Jan 25, 2012
One year after the Arab Spring began, two activists in Cairo and New York discuss how the Middle East protests inspired the Occupy movement, and where both go from here.
Posted In: One Year On

How Mitt Romney's tax rate stacks up

Jan 24, 2012
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has finally released his tax returns. How does he compare to the average millionaire, and the average American?
Posted In: 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney, Taxes

Did the Arab Spring spark the 'Occupy' movement?

Jan 24, 2012
Middle East movement inspired Occupiers, but so did home-grown protests in Wisconsin.
Posted In: Occupy, Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, Wisconsin

Romney's taxes highlight low rates on investment income

Jan 24, 2012
The Republican candidate paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes in 2010, a lower percentage than many people with less income pay. But higher tax rates on Mitt Romney's investment income would raise taxes for others, too.
Posted In: income tax, Mitt Romney

A look behind Romney's taxes

Jan 24, 2012
The U.S. tax code can be a cumbersome beast. How did Mitt Romney manage to pay roughly 15 percent in taxes last year?
Posted In: Mitt Romney, income tax

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