Why are people rich?

May 2, 2017
The answer depends on what political party you belong to.
Money, money, money. Is hard work enough to get rich?
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In Charlotte, it's especially tough to climb the economic ladder

Dec 21, 2016
Research shows low-income children in NC have just a four percent chance of rising to the top
Voters outside a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Post-revolution Egypt: Not much better and about to get worse for the poor

Jun 7, 2013
The economic downtown that followed Egypt's uprising continues to make difficult circumstances even worse for the country's poor.

Chavez is gone but what of his legacy?

Mar 6, 2013
Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.
Fiscal Cliff

How the fiscal cliff may affect child poverty

Nov 30, 2012
Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?

The psychology of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
One Harvard professor says being poor not only impacts people financially, but mentally as well
Daily Pulse

Majority of Americans feel class conflict

Jan 16, 2012
A new study out finds larger percentages of Americans are seeing conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.

Invest in Marketplace today

Ask not what Marketplace can do for you, but what you can do for Marketplace.

Cash-strapped Christmas

Dec 15, 2011
Unemployment and foreclosures have forced many more households to cut budgets to the bone this year. How some families are coping with the holidays now that they're no longer middle class.

New measure shows more people in poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of poor children drops under unofficial poverty measure that counts benefits such as food stamps and costs such as childcare.

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