Wealth and Poverty

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When it comes to charity, the poor give more

Dec 14, 2012
Those who earn $50,000 to $75,000 donate about eight percent of their discretionary income. That's twice as much -- percentage-wise -- as those making above $200,000.
Posted In: Charity, Wealth and Poverty, psychology

Obama to visit upper-middle-class black L.A.

Jun 6, 2012
Neighbors say they are more economically vulnerable than white counterparts.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, elections, los angeles, View Park

Rising use makes food stamps a target

Jun 6, 2012
The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, food stamps, Economy, recession

Trade certificates help men more than women

Jun 6, 2012
A study says women earn certificates in lower-paid fields and are less likely to add a college degree.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Education, college degree, unequal pay

The magic small political donation number

Jun 5, 2012
Why do the Obama and Romney campaigns both set $3 as the entry-level donation?
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, campaign contribution, 2012 election

50 million Americans living in poverty

Jun 1, 2012
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population lives at or below the poverty line. Author Peter Edelman thinks that's unacceptable.
Posted In: peter edelman, poverty, Wealth and Poverty, upward mobility

A kinder, gentler Carlyle Group?

May 30, 2012
The private equity firm reaches out, especially to Montana environmentalists.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, environmentalists, sustainability, montana, elections

Gov. Jerry Brown: We're going to cut and hopefully tax

May 24, 2012
California Gov. Jerry Brown talks about his plan to balance the state's budget. Currently, California is facing a deficit of close to $16 billion.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, california, Jerry Brown, budget cuts

Economic mobility tracked state by state

May 10, 2012
Moving up is more likely in some states; education levels may make a difference.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, mobility, American dream

What's in a hoodie?

May 9, 2012
The hooded sweatshirt has become a charged symbol, depending on who wears it and where.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Mark Zuckerberg, Trayvon Martin

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