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Features by Adam Allington

Workers build a Ford Focus on the assembly line at Ford's assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan.

Auto profits rebound, but wages don't follow

Is a job as an autoworker still a gateway to the middle class?
Posted In: autoworkers, Ford, auto industry
Not a sign of the times, in Centreville, Virginia.

Apartment shortage is forcing up rents

Investors who bought rental properties find they can now raise rents.
Posted In: rental housing, rental market, Housing
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

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