Jun 10, 2013 The economic downtown that followed Egypt's uprising continues to make difficult circumstances even worse for the country's 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?
Mar 12, 2013 How many of the world's 3.1 billion workers live on just $1.25 per day -- the global poverty line as defined by the World Bank?
Mar 6, 2013 Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.
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.