Jan 14, 2013 In the final news conference of his first term, President Obama made a new pitch for "balance" as Washington approaches another fiscal deadline.
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.
Jan 4, 2013 Imagine working and not getting paid for it. It's more common than you might think. Wage theft happens when companies cheat workers out of earned income. Labor advocate Kim Bobo talks about the pervasiveness of this problem and how to fight it.
Dec 12, 2012 A few bucks an hour more for low-wage workers can raise prices, but also boost economic growth for the country overall.
Dec 6, 2012 With just about three weeks left until Congress runs up against its fiscal cliff deadline, how is the public viewing the debate?
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 15, 2012 A new analysis highlights states with wide income inequality, and suggests ways to narrow the gap.
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 16, 2012 Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.