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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Opportunity in America: Then and now

Jun 26, 2015
Is the United States still an economic promised land?

Tell us about the opportunities that changed your life

What's the best opportunity you've ever come across?

Opportunity cost: A simple Whiteboard explainer

Jun 13, 2013
Economists love to use the term "opportunity cost." In fact, you've probably heard it before. But what is it exactly? Senior producer and Whiteboard expert Paddy Hirsch explains.
Economists us the term "opportunity cost" all the time. Do you know what it means? 
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Rich and poor in San Diego speak out on wealth gap

Oct 5, 2012
Residents of San Diego's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods reflect on opportunity, responsibility and the American Dream.