Feb 13, 2013 During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Mar 13, 2013 With nearly 50 million Americans living beneath the poverty line, we put poverty into perspective with today's quiz.
Jan 11, 2013 When money is tight, people are all too aware of every cent. Commentator Kristin Wong grew up this way and she says it's shaped both how she thinks about money and how she thinks about herself.
Nov 30, 2012 Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?
Nov 13, 2012 Struggling N.C. county lures Google facility with incentives. Were they worth it?
Oct 30, 2012 We ran the numbers on poverty in the U.S. -- from the number of Americans on food stamps to the unemployment rate for African-Americans. Take our 10-question quiz to see how much you know.
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Oct 25, 2012 VP candidate says businesses can grow jobs and private donations can displace the safety net.
Oct 25, 2012 Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
Oct 22, 2012 The poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,811 last year according to Census data. Do you think you could survive on just $1,900 per month? Try our interactive poverty simulation to find out.
Oct 5, 2012 Two takes from experts on both sides of the political spectrum on why people are poor and what they can do about it.