Jul 31, 2018

In LA, driving to work can be a part-time job of its own

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Southern California's housing market is as hot as ever, with home prices double the national average. That has many buyers searching for more affordable houses outside the city, and that means a much longer commute. Think 90+ minutes. Then: The…

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Utah's approach to breaking the cycle of child poverty: helping parents

Jul 31, 2018
Utah is leading states in efforts to reduce childhood poverty, one study found. One approach it's taken? Creating programs that tackle intergenerational poverty in families.
Stephanie Snowball is raising her 3-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son with help from her grandmother.
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Mid-luxury brands say no to discounted goods

Jul 31, 2018
Ralph Lauren posts earnings bump by leaning in to full priced products
People walk by Ralph Lauren's Fifth Avenue Polo store on April 4, 2017 in New York City.
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Southern California’s housing market is as hot as ever, with home prices double the national average. That has many buyers searching for more affordable houses outside the city, and that means a much longer commute. Think 90+ minutes. Then: The Labor Department says employer benefit spending is the highest they’ve seen in 10 years. But are benefits really getting better, or just more expensive? Plus, the latest on pressures on the Chinese economy and Utah’s plan to break the cycle of poverty.

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