Global gaps: income and wealth inequality

Jan 16, 2015
Branko Milanovic discusses income and wealth gaps in the global economy

Consumer spending: what we say vs. what we do

Aug 29, 2014
Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.

Why, for many, the price of homes is too damn high

Aug 7, 2014
One third of counties are less affordable now than they have been in 14 years.

Why Americans spend less of their budgets on food

Jul 7, 2014
Food prices are rising, but Americans still spend less of their disposable income on food than people in other countries.
Safeway customers shop for peaches at Safeway's 'Lifestyle' store in Livermore, California.
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London's complexity through an American eye

May 23, 2014
Marketplace went to London. Here's what we saw.

Are London's CEOs earning too much?

May 20, 2014
How much more should a CEO earn than his or her employee?

The cost of fast food meals calculated in worker wages

May 15, 2014
The push for raising fast food worker wages has gone global.

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Twitter Chat Roundup: Do you tell people how much you make?

Jan 24, 2014
Do the non-rich feel comfortable telling people how much money they have?

Consumer spending and personal income rise in August

Sep 27, 2013
Today's economic indicators could be a positive sign for end-of-year growth.

Jeep: A car brand for rich and poor alike

Aug 6, 2013
When it comes to cars, there are brands for rich people -- Mercedes, Audi, BMW -- and there are cars for people of more modest means -- Chevys, Fords, Toyotas. But just as many people at the bottom of the…
Al Davidson owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which he takes off-roading on weekends. During the week he uses the Jeep to run his kids to sports practices and to get to work. He owns his own print shop in Orange County, California. 
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