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What kind of jewelry goes with a tattoo?

Apr 17, 2014
Millennials, born between 1982 and 2004, are growing up. And marketers are starting to pay attention.
Posted In: millennial, generation x
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On a bus to nowhere

Apr 16, 2014
Many Silicon Valley homeless take "Hotel 22" bus for hours every night.
Posted In: homelessness, Silicon Valley, public transportation
Wal-mart
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Food stamps: A reporter's notebook

Apr 3, 2014
Wal-mart, food stamps, and listener responses.
Posted In: food stamps, Reporter's Notebook
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VIDEO: What if Wal-Mart paid its employees more?

Apr 3, 2014
Watch this animation from Slate's video team to find out.
Posted In: food stamps
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Hungry for Savings

Apr 3, 2014
Walmart donates billions to anti-hunger initiatives. Some of those efforts benefit its own employees.
Posted In: Walmart, food banks, Food, hunger, poverty
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'Save money, live better'

Apr 2, 2014
As real wages continue to decline, the food stamp economy keeps booming.
Posted In: food stamps, Walmart, SNAP
Walmart in Cleveland
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The secret life of a food stamp

Apr 1, 2014
The biggest winners of the SNAP economy are the ones the government won’t tell you about.
Posted In: Walmart, SNAP, food stamps
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What is an index fund?: An explainer

Apr 1, 2014
An index is quite simply a basket of shares.
Posted In: index funds
Detroit
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Detroit to delinquent water users: pay up

Mar 28, 2014
Half the bankrupt city's residents are delinquent on their water bills. Businesses, schools and the city itself owe more than $50 million in unpaid water bills.
Posted In: water, utilities, Detroit, bankruptcy
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Fighting food deserts takes more than fresh produce

Mar 27, 2014
A California survey finds more food shops sell beer than milk.
Posted In: food deserts, grocery stores

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Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

Aug 30, 2013
Data released this week by the Pew Center shows that 98 percent of Americans now live in an area with access to broadband internet. Despite that, 15 percent still don't use the internet at all.
Posted In: internet access, employment
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What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

Aug 28, 2013
A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.
Posted In: BART, Transit
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O'Rourke: If the 1% had less, would the 99% be better off?

Nov 17, 2011
Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.
Posted In: If the 1% had less would the 99% be better off?
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Gilmore: If the 1% had less, would the 99% be better off?

Nov 14, 2011
Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.
Posted In: If the 1 percent had less would the 99 percent be better off?
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Fisher Island: America's most exclusive zip code

Jan 25, 2013
Just off the coast of Miami is one of the richest places in the country. Marketplace takes a tour of the ultra-exclusive enclave.
Posted In: Miami, luxury, wealthy, Fisher Island, real estate
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Could you live off of $438 a week?

Oct 5, 2012
The poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,811 last year according to Census data. Do you think you could survive on just $1,900 per month? Try our interactive poverty simulation to find out.
Posted In: poverty, simulator, interactive, tough choices
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Mike Huckabee on how Mitt Romney can help the middle class

Jul 16, 2012
The former governor talks about the importance of the middle class in this year's presidential election, and what he thinks Mitt Romney needs to do to improve his standings.
Posted In: middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee
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Tough Choices: How the poor spend money

Oct 5, 2012
Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
Posted In: child poverty, Personal Finance, San Diego, Housing, cars, wealth gap, economic mobility, tough choices, poverty
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Voices of Wealth and Poverty: Better than Most

Feb 29, 2012
Jean Cotis and Rob Wininger both earn in the top 25 percent. They reflect on their economic choices and reasons for income disparity in the U.S.
Posted In: the wealthy, wealth gap, wealth
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Photos: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 3, 2013
People from all backgrounds weigh in on what makes a person wealthy.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth

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Hungry for Savings

Apr 3, 2014
Walmart donates billions to anti-hunger initiatives. Some of those efforts benefit its own employees.
Posted In: Walmart, food banks, Food, hunger, poverty
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The magic of compounding: An explainer

Feb 27, 2014
Compounding is one of the best tools out there to build wealth.
Posted In: compounding, interest
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Navigating the many firsts of freshman year

Feb 10, 2014
Going away to school is an adjustment for nearly every student, but when you're the first in your family to go, the transition can be even harder
Posted In: higher education, college, first-generation college students
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Going to prison can be costly for the whole family

Feb 3, 2014
Prison costs don't just fall on the taxpayer.
Posted In: prison
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Labor wins two rulings, Walmart vows to fight back

Jan 16, 2014
Walmart spokesman says the company looks forward to making its case before the NLRB and in federal court , and believes it will be vindicated.
Posted In: Walmart
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American presidents and the rhetoric of poverty

Jan 8, 2014
January 8, 2014, marks fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty in America.
Posted In: poverty, LBJ
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Explainer: the charitable tax deduction

Dec 26, 2013
If you give $1,000 to charity, that reduces your taxable income by $1,000, because there’s less for the government to tax.
Posted In: whiteboard, Charity
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Need a last-minute gift? How about $13,000 in chocolate?

Dec 25, 2013
Mansion owners can spend five figures on Christmas decorations and gifts, without asking, "How much?"
Posted In: holiday shopping, wealth gap
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What is the "American Promise"?

Oct 24, 2013
A new documentary film chronicles the journey of minority boys through a predominantly-white, private education system.
Posted In: documentary film, Dalton School
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How free lunches pay off for schools

Oct 22, 2013
Roughly half of public school children today qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number drives billions of dollars in other benefits for schools. But critics say the program is prone to error and fraud.
Posted In: school lunches, education funding

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The secret life of a food stamp

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