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Features by Adam Allington

The Detroit skyline at night. An influx of immigrants has helped parts of Detroit avoid the city's larger downward spiral.

For troubled Detroit, could immigration help?

Some believe offering visas to immigrants could give a boost to the troubled city.
Posted In: Immigration, Detroit, immigrants, Economy, work visas
Three year old Saria Amaya (L) waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

The number of homeless children is on the rise

2.5 million children in America experience homelessness annually.
Posted In: homeless children, homelessness
Telephone bills, which contain information for an AT&T customer.

The top financial concern: just paying the bills

A survey shows more Americans are worrying about just keeping up.
Posted In: bankrate, bills, family money
A man prepares to pump gas as a customer counts his money.

Why falling gas prices help low-income workers more

Poorer people spend much more of their income on commuting.
Posted In: gas prices, fuel efficiency, commuting
Graduates of Bowie State University put messages on their mortarboard hats during the school's graduation ceremony.

Average college student debt on the rise

But the people with the really big debt loads are not the ones to worry about.
Posted In: college tuition, education costs, loan student debt
Flowers are in bloom as people walk past the U.S. Capitol building.

Even congressmen get hazed

Congress is back in session on Wednesday after the mid-term elections.
Posted In: Congress, work place, transition, politics

Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots

The Washington University Sustainable Land Lab Competition's goal? To find something creative to do with all the vacant lots in the country.
Posted In: urban planning, parking lot

3 April Fools' pranks you shouldn't pull at the office (and 1 you should)

Feel free to pull pranks at work, but don't take them too far.
Posted In: office, jokes, holiday

Want a U.S. visa? Got a spare $500,000?

The government is doling out a growing number of visas to immigrants who invest half a million dollars in the U.S.
Posted In: Entrepreneur, visa, Immigration, work visas

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