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A person in economic difficulty holds a homemade sign asking for money along a Manhattan street in New York City.

Gimme Shelter

Oct 16, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at the state of homelessness starting in the 1970s.
Posted In: homeless, exercise, pills

The PC is mightier

Oct 16, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
The Fed is going to meet late October to determine whether they should raise interest rates.

A little bit of inflation is actually a good thing

Oct 15, 2015
If consumer prices go up, how will it affect you?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, inflation, interest rates

Receive Social Security? No increase for you next year

Oct 15, 2015
Cost of Living Adjustment is pegged to inflation, which, like old soda, is flat.
Posted In: inflation, cola, Social Security, seniors

When it's hip to be Square

Oct 15, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

How the 1 percent got to the top of the money pile

Oct 14, 2015
Want to join them? Author Sam Wilkin has a manual for you.
Posted In: inequality, wealth
James Pollack, legislative correspondent for Congresswoman Jackie Speier, uses a software program to sort through the emails from constituents, and says the office gets back to each contact in about two weeks. 

Software and social media to grab Congress' attention

Oct 14, 2015
Digital comments can quickly 'move the needle' for members of Congress.
Posted In: Congress, software, social media
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks speaks about the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus during a Special Event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium September 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. unveiled latest iterations of its smart phone, forecasted to be the 6S a


Oct 14, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

Millennials: stressed but confident about finances

Oct 13, 2015
A lot of that anxiety seems to come from debt.
Posted In: millennial, Personal Finance
Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few.

It's official: The 1% own half the world's wealth

Oct 13, 2015
A global wealth report says ownership of stocks and bonds helps create inequality.
Posted In: inequality, race, wealth