World Bank report finds that poverty, lack of education follows generations

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 has stalled for the past 30 years.  Click the audio player above to hear the […]

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

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?

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 full story. 

How do presidents make money after their terms end?

Jan 20, 2017
They can't depend solely on their pension.
Memoirs and speaking tours are one of the ways presidents make big bucks out of office.
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Will today's generation be poorer than their parents?

Jul 14, 2016
More households in advanced economies are facing frozen or falling incomes.
Young people today are at risk of being poorer than their parents.
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Every last dollar you make affects your life expectancy

Apr 11, 2016
Some poor people live longer than other poor people, according to a new study.
There are not only life expectancy disparities between the rich and the poor, but the poor and the poor.
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Student loans: It's all about the payments

Apr 11, 2016
New data shows more than 3 million borrowers have defaulted on their loans.
There are currently 3 million people who are delinquent on their federal student loans.
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Federal poverty measure unchanged from last year

Sep 16, 2015
U.S. Census reports the median income rate also remained the same from last year.
Low-income families select free bread and produce at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey last month. The food bank has seen an 11 percent increase in distribution in Atlantic County since four major Atlantic City casinos closed in 2014.
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The government could run out of money in late October

Sep 11, 2015
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns Congress about failure to raise the debt limit.