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Losing "everything" is relative in a tornado

Jun 3, 2013
Natural disasters are great equalizers, but recoveries can look different.
Posted In: disasters, oklahoma, tornado, FEMA

A small pocket of Detroit is thriving, but it's not a comeback city yet

Jun 3, 2013
There's an urban revival in the downtown neighborhood of Midtown, but the level of affluence is less than in other reviving urban centers.
Posted In: Detroit, city planning, Whole Foods

Friendship crosses class lines in tornado's wake

Jun 3, 2013
Disasters, it is said, are great equalizers, striking rich and poor alike. But do bonds forged in crisis survive recovery?
Posted In: tornado, oklahoma, natural disasters

Will the Bangladesh factory disaster help U.S. labor organize?

May 30, 2013
Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Posted In: unions, Bangladesh, low-wage work, clothing, labor

Mothers are breadwinners in record 40% of U.S. households: Study

May 29, 2013
A new report from Pew shows that moms are now the primary breadwinnner in 40% of U.S. households, but not all super-moms are created equal.
Posted In: women, pew, single mothers, salary

Tornado victims worry first response donations won't cover long-term needs

May 29, 2013
Last week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma could cost insurance companies $3.5 billion, according to Risk Management Solutions.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado, natural disasters

Record number of moms are breadwinners

May 29, 2013
A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that four-in-ten families have mothers who are the primary or sole earner.
Posted In: single mothers, economic trends, demographics, pew

The rise of WorldStarHipHop, a popular and controversial website

May 28, 2013
The founder says WorldStar entertains, informs and tells it like it is. Critics say the sites viral videos are often exploitative.
Posted In: hip hop, Internet, African American

Convicted of a violent crime? Senate proposes food stamp cutoff

May 27, 2013
Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps, Crime

Meet the Bank of Frank, safety net provider to family, friends

May 24, 2013
Government programs aren't the only safety nets that people fall back on. In the first of our "Safety Net Confessionals" we hear from Frank Paiano and one of the cousins he helped financially.
Posted In: safety net

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