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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Can Money Buy Your Kids A Bigger Brain?

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times (TNS) Research has shown that a person’s position in the economic pecking order can have a lasting effect on cognitive development. But can it also affect the size and shape of the brain? A new study suggests that a family’s socioeconomic status correlates with the surface area of children’s […]

March 31, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets Of The Super Wealthy’

Paul Sullivan takes you inside ‘the money secrets of the super wealthy.’

March 15, 2015
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5 Ways Democratic Presidents Kick Republican Butt

The evidence is clear: Democrats make the pie bigger for everyone, while Republicans redistribute to the rich.

March 2, 2015

Poverty Rate Slips, But Median Income Remains Flat

By Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee, Los Angeles Times The nation’s poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the typical household income barely budged in a sign of the continuing sluggish economic recovery from the Great Recession, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The decline in the poverty rate to 14.5 […]

September 16, 2014

U.S. Personal Spending Falls In July

Washington (AFP)– U.S. personal spending fell in July, putting a drag on third-quarter growth, as income gains slowed, government data released Friday showed. Consumer spending, the engine of U.S. economic growth, fell 0.1 percent in July, the first decline in six months and decelerating from a 0.4 percent gain in June, the Commerce Department reported. […]

August 29, 2014

One In Three Adults Admits To ‘Financial Infidelity’

By Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — One in three adults admitted to “financial infidelity” in a recent National Endowment for Financial Education poll, and 76 percent of those respondents said the deception affected their relationship. (“It meant nothing!” may be harder to get away with when “it” affects your credit score.) The national survey […]

June 18, 2014