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U.S. household wealth hits record high

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A new report from the Federal Reserve finds the net worth of American households and nonprofits reached almost $109 trillion.
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African Americans' wages nearly stagnant over decade

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 18, 2019
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Low interest rates have cost savers roughly half a trillion dollars

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The post-crisis financial policy has a downside.
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Tax the rich! OK … but how?

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Lawmakers have a lot of ideas … can they make any of them a reality?
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Closing the homeownership gap in Houston and beyond

by Amy Scott Jan 30, 2019
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers, a black trade group, is on a mission to add 2 million new black homeowners nationally in five years.
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California’s devastating wildfires have made it harder for some day workers to find employment

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Recent devastating wildfires burned down more than 300 homes in Malibu, California — one of the wealthiest cities in California. Many homeowners there employed gardeners and housekeepers who lost their jobs. Oscar Mondragόn, the director of the Malibu Community Labor Exchange,…
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Scooters could improve mobility in low-income areas, but they have an image problem

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 5, 2018
They can be left anywhere, which riles wealthy communities. But that might make them surprisingly effective in underserved neighborhoods.
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Student loans make wealth gap worse for blacks

by Amy Scott Sep 27, 2018
New study examines race and student debt.
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Rebuilding a neighborhood, one house at a time

by Amy Scott Aug 20, 2018
A nonprofit program in Cleveland helps renters become homeowners.
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"Generation Wealth" is about more than money

by Maria Hollenhorst Jul 17, 2018
In her new documentary, Lauren Greenfield takes on the changing American dream.
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