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Police attempt to control demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

A diverse group will address inequity in Ferguson

Dec 1, 2014
Commission is given a big task: Make the region a “fairer place for everyone to live.”
Posted In: Ferguson, socioeconomic factors, unrest, commission
A Citi Bike user waits at a red light in Manhattan.

Bike sharing is increasing, but along income lines

Nov 21, 2014
Bike-sharing programs in New York City and around Washington, D.C. work on expanding their demographic reach.
Posted In: bike-share, low-income, unbanked, underbanked
Three year old Saria Amaya (L) waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

The number of homeless children is on the rise

Nov 18, 2014
2.5 million children in America experience homelessness annually.
Posted In: homeless children, homelessness
A man prepares to pump gas as a customer counts his money.

Why falling gas prices help low-income workers more

Nov 14, 2014
Poorer people spend much more of their income on commuting.
Posted In: gas prices, fuel efficiency, commuting
Ford worker Dan Fortune performs a door install on a Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line.

On the Ford assembly line, new workers make less

Nov 11, 2014
Ford and other auto makers have added thousands of jobs, but at lower wages.
Posted In: Ford, ford truck, auto industry, Jobs

Low-wage workers stuck with non-compete agreements

Nov 4, 2014
An increasing number of American workers are being asked to sign such deals.
Posted In: competition, low wage

Is inflation a problem? Look at income brackets

Oct 20, 2014
The bottom 40 percent of Americans make less now than they did 25 years ago.
Posted In: inflation, Wealth and Poverty, CPI
Walmart

Wal-Mart: From 'low prices' to fast banking

Sep 24, 2014
Wal-Mart will now provide checking accounts with no minimum balance or fees.
Posted In: Walmart, checking account, banking
Ricky Brum standing in an alley in Manteca, California

Double Charged: Does paying back victims cost kids their futures?

Sep 19, 2014
Why some argue that too-high restitution fees hurt both victims and defenders.
Posted In: Youth Radio, Double Charged, Juvenile, Department of Justice, restitution

How the tough economy changes young people's lives

Sep 16, 2014
Some scholars think postponing life-cycle decisions signals cultural shifts.
Posted In: millennials, unemployement, pew research center

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