Wealth & Poverty - Most Commented


All in the family: the new mortgage math

Sep 16, 2015
Fannie Mae overhauls a loan option to reflect economic realities.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, home loans, mortgage

A more accurate measure of poverty?

Sep 15, 2015
A look behind the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure.
Posted In: poverty, child poverty, U.S. Census Bureau

Dollar stores are a target for food companies

Sep 8, 2015
Growth is in drug and dollar store outlets, while grocery sales are sluggish.
Posted In: dollar stores, General Mills, dollar general, food industry, Big Food

Wages decline, productivity soars

Sep 3, 2015
Two reports bring the divergence into relief.
Posted In: lost wages, lower wages, income disparity

Joseph Kim's escape from North Korea

Aug 28, 2015
He came from one of the most isolated economies in the world to the U.S.
Posted In: North Korea, refugee, starvation
Carlos Valdez at his new apartment in Highland Park.

Entrepreneur starts over in Highland Park

Aug 25, 2015
A computer repairman confronts losing his home and business.
Posted In: highland park, gentrification, los angeles
The Highland Park Swap Mall used to be full of vendors selling discounted items like clothing and cell phone accessories. Upstairs was a residential hotel for low-income men. Most of the tenants are now gone, and the new owner has different plans for the

Highland Park Swap Mall: A Year Later

Aug 20, 2015
The brick building was home to men living on the edge, looking out for each other.
Posted In: highland park, gentrification, real estate

York & Fig: Where are they now?

Aug 20, 2015
We return to Highland Park for the second episode of the gentrification podcast.
Posted In: los angeles, gentrification, highland park
The bus tour makes a stop at a gourmet vegan-friendly donut shop in Highland Park.

Lowe's takes a magical millennial bus tour

Aug 13, 2015
One of America's biggest retail companies learns about new consumer habits.
Posted In: Lowe's, neighborhoods, demographics

York & Fig: A Look Back

Aug 13, 2015
Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty team revisits Highland Park, one year later.
Posted In: los angeles, gentrification, highland park