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Introducing the Wealth & Poverty beat

Feb 24, 2012
Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, coverage, reporting, Money, Saving, debt, Inheritance

Walter Mosley touches on economic injustice, race in 'Shoot My Man'

Feb 9, 2012
Walter Mosley's new book, "All I Did Was Shoot My Man," is more than a mystery novel. Both Mosley and his recurring protagonist, Leonid McGill, take on issues of economic injustice, inequality and the inevitable world of capitalism we live in.
Posted In: fiction, class, poverty

It’s not just your income, it’s your assets

Jan 31, 2012
More than 40 percent of Americans are too "asset poor" to weather a job loss for three months.
Posted In: liquidity, assets, poverty

Week in review: Food stamp use on the rise

Jan 20, 2012
Is Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich justified in calling President Obama the "Food Stamp President?"
Posted In: food stamps, 2012 election, poverty, Barack Obama

Free lunches becoming more common

Jan 4, 2012
School-subsidized lunch programs report staggering numbers of students in need of help.
Posted In: school lunches, poverty

Cash-strapped Christmas

Dec 15, 2011
Unemployment and foreclosures have forced many more households to cut budgets to the bone this year. How some families are coping with the holidays now that they're no longer middle class.
Posted In: poverty, poor, holidays

Income Inequality: Do you level the playing field?

Dec 7, 2011
There is growing disparity between the "haves" and the "have nots," but most Americans say they don't think the government should focus on closing the gap
Posted In: income, poverty, wealth, equality

Poverty numbers among elderly rise

Nov 17, 2011
Higher health care costs could be what's pushing more of the elderly into poverty.
Posted In: poverty, health care

New Numbers Find 49 Million in Poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of people under the official poverty line in the United States is higher than it has been in 50 years: more than 46 million people, more...
Posted In: Chuck Nelson, economy 4.0, poverty, supplementary poverty measure, U.S. Census Bureau

New measure shows more people in poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of poor children drops under unofficial poverty measure that counts benefits such as food stamps and costs such as childcare.
Posted In: poverty, poor

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