COVID economy fallout keeps hitting already impoverished neighborhoods hardest

Oct 1, 2020
People are struggling as winter approaches, and local businesses are only sort of open.
People line up for food donations in May in the Bronx neighborhood of New York, where locals say the lines outside food pantries are like nothing they’ve ever witnessed before.
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Atlanta Fed President Bostic on our "less-than economy"

Sep 28, 2020
While Amazon and Home Depot are doing well, small businesses are not. "There really is a split going on, and disparities are getting wider," he says.
"We're going to let evidence show that inflation is starting to get out of control" instead of trying to preempt it, says Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Bank of Atlanta.
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Why centering Black women in the economy could benefit everyone

Sep 1, 2020
Economist Janelle Jones has three words that sum up her idea for building an economy that works for everyone: Black Women Best.
Black women are typically one of the hardest hit groups in recessions and the last to benefit in recoveries. What would happen if economic policy was centered around helping them succeed?
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The Economy Reimagined, Part 3: Climate and Technology

Making the technological revolution more accessible, building a sustainable future and creating more jobs and a healthier populace while doing it.
A maintenance boat works next to the turbines of an offshore wind farm.
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"Moving Forward," an unexpected journey in U.S. politics

Dec 6, 2019
Karine Jean-Pierre's new memoir explores today's politics and asks what it can do about income equality.
The American flag flies over the U.S. Capitol.
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How the U.S. tax code makes inequality worse

Nov 13, 2019
New research reveals new insight into the ways in which race or gender can affect a tax bill.
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) keeps a stack of books that document the current federal tax code and related regulations on his desk during the first markup of the proposed GOP tax reform legislation.
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ATM withdrawal fees are getting pricier

Oct 3, 2019
Charges are especially high for using out-of-network machines.
ATM fees are at an all-time high, according to Bankrate.
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A strong economy with low inflation? Inequality may be to blame.

Mar 12, 2019
New inflation numbers out today showed … very little of it. The consumer price index ticked up 0.2 percent in February. It was the first rise in four months. And year over year, the measure of how expensive it is to buy a fixed basket of goods is up just 1.5 percent. And that’s weird, […]
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Pew study finds widest income gap among Asians, in research on U.S. ethnic groups

Jul 13, 2018
U.S. Asians have a ton of income inequality. It's growing, says Pew

"Why can't I make ends meet? Why can't I make this math work?"

Jun 28, 2018
In her new book, Alissa Quart examines the lives of middle-class families struggling to get by.
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