Low-income families select free bread and produce at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey last month. The food bank has seen an 11 percent increase in food distribution in Atlantic County since four of Atlantic City's major casinos closed in 2014, laying

Federal poverty measure unchanged from last year

Sep 16, 2015
U.S. Census reports the median income rate also remained the same from last year.
Posted In: poverty, wages, income

The government could run out of money in late October

Sep 11, 2015
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns Congress about failure to raise the debt limit.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, income, expenses

The economics of moving for a job

Jun 12, 2015
What would it take for you to leave your current life?
Posted In: moving, dream job, income

Global gaps: income and wealth inequality

Jan 16, 2015
Branko Milanovic discusses income and wealth gaps in the global economy
Posted In: wealth, income, inequality, global economics
Consumer spending

Consumer spending: what we say vs. what we do

Aug 29, 2014
Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.
Posted In: consumer spending, income, consumer confidence
Unaffordable housing

Why, for many, the price of homes is too damn high

Aug 7, 2014
One third of counties are less affordable now than they have been in 14 years.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing, income
Safeway customers

Why Americans spend less of their budgets on food

Jul 7, 2014
Food prices are rising, but Americans still spend less of their disposable income on food than people in other countries.
Posted In: Food, income, Europe, farmland

London's complexity through an American eye

May 23, 2014
Marketplace went to London. Here's what we saw.
Posted In: income, London, UK

Are London's CEOs earning too much?

May 20, 2014
How much more should a CEO earn than his or her employee?
Posted In: ceo pay, income, income inequality