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How America's immigrants work, in 5 charts and maps

Oct 25, 2016
What regions and industries rely the most on foreign-born workers?
Migrant workers in Central Washington.
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When going to college becomes a financial risk

Sep 30, 2016
As part of a collaboration with PBS Newshour, Marketplace Weekend explores the issue of student loan debt.
Chris Savelle discusses his student loan debt with Lizzie O'Leary at his home in Troy, Michigan. 
Eliza Mills/Marketplace

Overcoming racial and economic struggle in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Jul 22, 2016
The DNC starts Monday in the other Philadelphia, but we've traveled far from the convention to find out about poverty in the South.
Philadelphia, Mississippi, is known as the fair city with the area’s biggest attractions: the Neshoba County Fair and the Choctaw Indian Fair.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

The Edelmans: 50 years of fighting for equality

Jul 21, 2016
The couple who met on Kennedy's Delta tour and have carried on his torch for change.
 Marian Wright Edelman (foreground, right) escorts Robert Kennedy (center with back to camera) on his historic tour of the Mississippi Delta.
Courtesy of James Lucas Estate

The other Cleveland: Crossing the divide

Jul 18, 2016
The Mississippi Delta has the lowest economic mobility of anywhere in the developed world.
Hey Joe’s restaurant, bar, and music venue is a favorite among local Delta State University students. This eatery is one of the newer businesses to occupy downtown Cleveland, Mississippi.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

Far from convention lights, life in Cleveland, Mississippi

Jul 15, 2016
A divided city in a divided state in a still-divided country.
A house sits neglected in East Cleveland, Mississippi, the predominantly African-American side of town.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

Why the middle class has less money and bigger bills

Jun 9, 2016
An economist explains why things have gotten more expensive and we make less money.
 Middle-class life has become 30 percent more expensive in the past 20 years.
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What it feels like to be a middle class family today

Jun 9, 2016
Maybe it's time to redefine what it means to be middle class in America
Aaron and Mary Murray live with their five-year-old daughter Vandy and their dog Murphy in Los Angeles.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

Introducing: How the Deck Is Stacked

Mar 14, 2016
Marketplace teams up with Frontline and PBS NewsHour to closely examine the economic issues that matter most in the 2016 presidential campaign.