'State of Black America' report warns progress is fragile

May 2, 2017
The National Urban League finds African-Americans are still well behind white Americans when it comes to equality.
Job seekers wait in line at Kennedy-King College to attend a job fair in Chicago, Illinois. 
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The top 1 percent is richer in some states than others

Jan 26, 2015
The gap is narrower in states where wages are rising for the bottom 99 percent.

Rich plan to spend $2,175 on gifts this holiday season

Oct 30, 2013
A study from the American Affluence Research Center finds that families with a net worth of $800,000 or more think the economy's doing great.

The wealthy may pay more taxes now -- but their wealth goes further, too

Mar 8, 2013
The recent federal tax increase on the top 1 percent of earners means some of the wealthiest Americans will pay taxes at the highest level since 1979. But the wealthy are also wealthier too -- and their money goes further.

Yes, the rich pay more tax; their income is up, too

Mar 4, 2013
The latest income tax increase on the wealthy could result in their paying a greater share of income in federal taxes since 1979. Their income has increased even more.

Fisher Island: America's most exclusive zip code

Jan 25, 2013
Just off the coast of Miami is one of the richest places in the country. Marketplace takes a tour of the ultra-exclusive enclave.

Will taxing the wealthy really work?

Nov 12, 2012
It depends on the definition of wealthy. But however wealth is measured, increasing their taxes won't solve the whole budget problem.

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Cutting savings to the bone

Mar 2, 2012
Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty reporters talked with people from all over the country, and many, regardless of their earning power, had very little in the way of savings.

Wealth and the empathy problem

Feb 28, 2012
The finance world is bored of acting somber, and a new study finds that the wealthy are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal.

Facebook's CEO is richer than Steve Jobs

Sep 23, 2010
The annual Forbes list of the richest Americans is out. No surprise here, the richest American is Bill Gates, with a net worth of a cool $54...

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