Wealth & Poverty at a glance

David Plouffe

Obama campaign operative's surprising move to Uber

Aug 20, 2014
David Plouffe's new role at the ride-sharing tech company raises some eyebrows.
Posted In: Uber, Obama campaign, Democrats, Republicans

How police presence in Ferguson shut down one business

Aug 18, 2014
The Swiish Bar and Grill seemed far away from the violence. It was and it wasn't.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, protests, St. Louis, Small Business, police

The emotional and economic toll on Ferguson, Missouri

Aug 18, 2014
Unrest surrounding the death of Michael Brown highlights an economic disparity.
Posted In: Ferguson
starbucks

Starbucks brews changes to its scheduling algorithm

Aug 15, 2014
Starbucks isn't the only company that uses workers when, and only when, it needs them.
Posted In: starbucks, algorithms, employees, low wages

Gentrification summer camp in changing neighborhoods

Aug 13, 2014
10-year-old Ayanna Lee on debt: "That’s like basically having no social life.”
Posted In: gentrification, summer school, Brooklyn

What you should know about the changes to credit scores

Aug 8, 2014
FICO announced it is changing the formula it uses to score credit.
Posted In: Credit report, credit score, FICO score

The secret life of food stamps might get less secret

Aug 5, 2014
Should the public know how much stores take in through federal food stamps?
Posted In: food stamps, USDA

Tackling urban blight with a paintbrush

Aug 5, 2014
One way to ensure your property prices don't fall: spruce up your neighborhood
Posted In: blight, neighborhoods, urban, suburbs

Grocery chain workers fight for millionaire CEO

Aug 4, 2014
Market Basket employees and customers stage an "unprecedented" protest.
Posted In: living wage, strike

Suing soldiers for their debt

Aug 1, 2014
USA Discounters gives easy credit to soldiers, then sues them when they can't pay.
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