Apr 26, 2013 A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Apr 10, 2013 In the third installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to New Orleans to ask residents of "The Big Easy" what being wealthy means to them.
Jan 31, 2013 People from all backgrounds weigh in on what makes a person wealthy.
Dec 20, 2012 Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Dec 14, 2012 Those who earn $50,000 to $75,000 donate about eight percent of their discretionary income. That's twice as much -- percentage-wise -- as those making above $200,000.
Nov 9, 2012 If there's one message that both political parties have taken away from the election, it's that the demographics of the electorate are changing. Could it shake up Washington?
Nov 8, 2012 For months, political advertising glutted the airwaves in election swing states like Ohio, Florida and New Hampshire. Now that the election is over, there are cheap openings for regular advertisers. But they won't last long.
Nov 9, 2012 Following Tuesday's election, the markets took a plunge. The major stock indexes all fell nearly 2.5 percent -- the biggest sell-off of the year.
Nov 8, 2012 Climate change may regain priority in the Obama administration. One area where the President can act without Congress is supporting the Environmental Protection Agency as it writes new rules limiting emissions.