The amount of money people took home last year was the same as the year before

by Andy Uhler Sep 10, 2019
The median U.S. household income was $533 higher last year than in 2017, which economists say is statistically insignificant.
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Student loans make wealth gap worse for blacks

by Amy Scott Sep 27, 2018
New study examines race and student debt.
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Fed finds financial crisis cost the average American $70,000

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 14, 2018
U.S. economic growth surged in the second quarter to 4.1 percent on an annualized basis. But that’s decidedly out of sync with the overall slow economic growth we’ve seen year after year since the Great Recession. A new report from economists at…
News tickers at the Nasdaq MarketSite show negative numbers October 9, 2008 in New York City. The Dow Jones industrials lost 678 points to close below 8,600 today as the financial crisis deepens.
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Older siblings tend to be more successful in life, research says. Does that hold true for your family?

by Marketplace Staff Jul 18, 2018
Here are some of your responses.
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Men make more from their side hustles

by Dan Gorenstein Jun 26, 2018
A new survey from finds nearly four in ten Americans have a side hustle. It’s a thing for millennials … and lots of other people too. Most do it to pad their income but nearly 40 percent take on extra…

Full-time minimum-wage workers will have to sacrifice more of their earnings to make rent

by , and Jun 14, 2018
In order to afford a modest one-bedroom rental, an American would, on average, have to make $17.90 an hour. This is according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. There’s just one problem — $17.90 is far above the federal…

A pay increase for entry-level jobs

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 1, 2018
ADP reports entry-level wages for 16- to 24-year-olds rose 5.2 percent in the past year, about double the increase for workers' wages overall.
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World Bank report finds that poverty, lack of education follows generations

by Amy Scott May 10, 2018
It’s the dream of many parents that their children will grow up to have more prosperous lives than they did. A new report from the World Bank finds that’s not happening in much of the developing world, where upward mobility…

A California city is planning on giving money to some residents, no strings attached

by Sam Harnett Feb 27, 2018
The economically depressed city of Stockton, California is experimenting with Universal Basic Income.
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Save more or owe more?

by Aaron Schrank Feb 22, 2018
With wages and incomes up, more Americans say they are saving for a rainy day. But it might be wiser to use the money to pay down debt. Marketplace’s Aaron Schrank explains. Click the audio player above to hear the…

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