College, though out of reach for many, seems key to financial stability

May 18, 2021
A Federal Reserve study shows the widening economic gap between those with a college degree and those without one.
Graduating helps. About three-quarters of the job losses during the pandemic occurred among people who lack bachelor’s degrees, according to an employment researcher.
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Are we headed for a Roaring '20s economy?

Apr 16, 2021
We check in with three economic historians on what to expect in the post-pandemic era.
The economy is fundamentally different today than it was 100 years ago, but there are some parallels.
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A big number that poses big ethical questions

Apr 15, 2021
Grasping big numbers is a hard thing for humans to do, and that has implications for how we think about billionaires.
Jeff Bezos, seen in 2019, is currently worth $177 billion.
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Majority of Americans believe economy is rigged

Oct 16, 2020
More than 80% of Black Americans and nearly 70% of women say the economy is rigged in favor of certain groups. Experts say they're right.
Protesters in Los Angeles in May 2020.
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U.S. suffered $16 trillion loss over 20 years due to racism new Citigroup study finds

The biggest factor is entrepreneurship, where inequities resulted in a $13 trillion loss.
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Wall Street record high belies widening gap between investor haves and have-nots

Aug 24, 2020
Who actually benefits when Wall Street hits a record?
The New York Stock Exchange in May. Stock wealth has become concentrated among fewer people in recent decades.
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Homeowners had amassed record equity as crisis began

Jul 6, 2020
Housing wealth and other protections advantage owners over renters.
A neighborhood in San Francisco. Home values have only kept rising as buyers compete for a limited supply of houses.
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The wealth gap widens

Sep 26, 2019
A lot of it comes down to taxation, the stock market and the country's demographic makeup.
Income inequality is rising even though the economy is in its longest period of growth.
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When it comes to the wealth gap, race and family matter

Aug 8, 2019
Writer Maura Cheeks looks back at how race has affected her family's finances over several generations.
A march for the Poor People's Campaign in New York City's financial district on March 18.
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In an ancient Mesoamerican city, archaeologists find a narrow wealth gap

Aug 2, 2019
Present societies can learn from Teotihuacán's narrow wealth gap, says one archaeologist.
A woman on a man's shoulder's takes a picture of the Kukulcan Pyramid at the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan State, Mexico in  2018.
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