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Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave remarks at the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research conference about the need for more research about trends that impact individual income inequality, on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

What can the Fed do about income inequality?

Apr 2, 2015
The Fed's mandate is to monitor only employment and inflation.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, income inequality, Federal Reserve

A new credit score gives credit for paying phone bills

Apr 2, 2015
Still in a pilot phase, the new score would help people with no credit cards.
Posted In: FICO, Credit card, mastercard, bills
Activists protest in March outside of a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California.

Ba da ba ba ba...I'm just ok with it

Apr 2, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
A McDonald's employee prepares an order at a McDonald's restaurant in San Francisco, California

McDonald's to boost wages for 90,000 workers

Apr 1, 2015
Average hourly wages will rise to $9.90 for 1,500 locations the company runs directly.
Posted In: McDonald's, minimum wage, Walmart
 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana.

How discrimination fits into the business model

Apr 1, 2015
Businesses can bounce unwanted customers, but not whole classes of customers.
Posted In: Indiana, gay rights, customer service

Dayton bucks a population decline

Apr 1, 2015
Welcoming immigrants has helped Dayton reverse its economic prospects.
Posted In: turkey, Dayton, six routes

Income inequality is affecting life expectancy

Apr 1, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching and reading for Wednesday.
A house clearly marked for sale in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Do higher home prices mean the market is rebounding?

Mar 31, 2015
The answer is complicated, thanks to that basic economic rule: supply and demand.
Posted In: Housing, home sales
Facebook holds talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content.

The one with all the Facebook friends

Mar 31, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching and reading for on Tuesday.
A foreclosure sign

When foreclosure cases drag on for years

Mar 30, 2015
Homeowners may find themselves living mortgage-free for life
Posted In: mortgage crisis, home ownership, banking

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