Sep 13, 2013 As breaking into the middle class becomes harder, car companies are finding new ways to attract an expanding base of less-affluent consumers. They're offering more small car models with better features than ever before.
Jul 22, 2013 A factory in Michigan actually pays the state government to bring a public caseworker to the company to help its low-income workers.
Jul 9, 2013 Supporters of social service cuts and "Moral Monday" protesters both cite the Bible to explain their views on helping the poor.
Jun 20, 2013 Walter Robb, CEO of high-end grocer Whole Foods, talks to Marketplace about why his company is opening its latest store in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.
Jun 6, 2013 Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.
Jul 4, 2013 How do you know you're wealthy? Here's what people in a city that's $15 billion in debt had to say.
Jun 3, 2013 While much attention has been given to the achievement of students, little attention has been given to the disproportion in educational opportunities between wealthy and poor children.
May 17, 2013 With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
Mar 14, 2013 Priority number one for the new pope has been fighting poverty in the slums of Buenos Aires. What effect might he have on the global scene in his new position?