Wealth & Poverty at a glance

Ricky Brum standing in an alley in Manteca, California

Double Charged: Does paying back victims cost kids their futures?

Sep 19, 2014
Why some argue that too-high restitution fees hurt both victims and defenders.
Posted In: Youth Radio, Double Charged, Juvenile, Department of Justice, restitution

How the tough economy changes young people's lives

Sep 16, 2014
Some scholars think postponing life-cycle decisions signals cultural shifts.
Posted In: millennials, unemployement, pew research center

Rising numbers of seniors are paying off student loans

Sep 16, 2014
Between 2004 and 2010, the number of seniors with student loan debt quadrupled.
Posted In: loan student debt, senior citizens, debt
Glenn Ragland jazz musician and poet

When the going gets rough, some sell poems

Sep 15, 2014
A story of an out-of-work jazz drummer who is trying to make it work.
Posted In: poetry, Economy, business, Music

Wal-Mart draws criticism for its new dress code

Sep 12, 2014
The retailer's employees complain about the cost of new clothes.
Posted In: Walmart, dress code, employees, minimum wage

The tricky balance of marketing to the affluent

Sep 11, 2014
Spending is different for the wealthy, and that means getting them to spend is, too.
Posted In: the wealthy, advertising, luxury

What does economic security mean in 2014?

Sep 9, 2014
A new book looks at the different ways Americans define their economic standards.
Posted In: Economic health, family budget
Seven Eleven

Should we know how much stores take in from food stamps?

Sep 8, 2014
Monday was the last day of a month-long public comment period set up by the USDA.
Posted In: food stamps, public funding, grocery stores

As fast-food workers strike, unions get redefined

Sep 4, 2014
The Service Employees International Union looks to change how unions operate.
Posted In: labor union, strike, fast food

Wage growth in the U.S. is stuck in the '70s

Sep 1, 2014
Most American workers have seen little to no growth in wages since the '70s.
Posted In: wages, salary, pay
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