Sep 12, 2012 The well-known author, philosopher and Princeton professor is embarking today on a four-state tour aimed at bringing awareness to poverty issues in the United States.
Aug 31, 2012 The big news of the day is Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-anticipated speech at Jackson Hole. Also, we fact-check a misleading campaign ad about welfare.
Aug 24, 2012 And a new app helps you separate fact from baloney in political ads.
Feb 14, 2013 As Congress debates a bill to raise the federal minimum wage, two economists debate whether setting a wage floor for workers is a good thing.
Aug 23, 2012 New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Aug 17, 2012 Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Aug 15, 2012 But they do retweet them on anything else. Social media research indicates that voters might be in the mood for a broader discussion.
Aug 7, 2012 A new review from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the number of children living in homes where neither parent has full-time year-round work has jumped sharply after the recession.
Aug 3, 2012 Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flood border communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. Both government and non-government aid organizations are scrambling to accommodate them.