A small gelato business confronts big questions

Apr 22, 2020
The owner of two Los Angeles stores shares her fears and hopes about surviving the coronavirus pandemic.
Courtesy of Uli Nasibova

Adventures in Housing: Holding out on a home to invest in something else

Nov 26, 2019
Zarrish Khan was about to buy a house when tragic news prompted a U-turn.
Zarrish Khan with her children, Hasan, left, and Mishal.
Photo courtesy of Zarrish Khan

Almost half of American households are unable to save for emergencies

Jul 25, 2017
And many don't have enough to cover basic needs for three months.
A mother and her child at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger food bank in New York City. 
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My Economy: Refugee says America is still 'the land of opportunity'

Feb 8, 2017
For the Ngalamulume family, the vetting process was difficult. But now two brothers are taking advantage of opportunities their parents never had.
Patrick Ngalamulume, left, and his brother George Ngalamulume are refugees from Zambia who immigrated to the U.S. in 2008.
Courtesy Patrick and George Ngalamulume

Post-war economic prosperity increased America’s interest in Christmas decor

Dec 2, 2016
Sarah Archer explores economic prosperity in post-war America in her book, "Midcentury Christmas."
A New Year's card issued in the USSR between the 1960s and 1970s.
Courtesy Sarah Archer

How do you define the American dream? Ikea wants to know

Sep 21, 2016
Can a company built on selling stuff help Americans achieve sustainable, happy lives?
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What's the future of 'the American dream'?

Aug 22, 2016
When it comes to shaping the country's future, it's important to ask what we're aiming for.
Futurist Brian David Johnson argues that rethinking the future can actually lead to change.
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Why Americans feel the economy is rigged

Jun 29, 2016
A majority of respondents to our recent poll said the economy was rigged.
A majority of Americans think the economy is rigged, according to our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.

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.
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