Even in a city with some of the best health-insurance coverage rates and a glut of medical facilities, residents just a few miles apart are projected to have vastly different lifespans.
Wealth isn't necessarily bad in and of itself, but a new report suggests there's a correlation between the rich getting richer and everyone else getting left behind.
Washington, D.C., has embarked on an aggressive clean-energy plan, but a big challenge will be making sure it doesn't worsen existing inequalities.
“You can feel like making $800,000 is almost like living in poverty."
Companies are providing debt assistance to their employees—a nice, and rarefied, perk.
A new study indicates that from the 1980s to the 2000s, it became less likely that a worker could move up the income ladder.
Once known for their inclusiveness, Minnesota’s Twin Cities have become more divided in recent decades.
States and counties have upped the amounts they charge defendants, saddling those getting out of jail with huge amounts of debt they have little hope of paying off.
The new law, PROMESA, staves off a financial emergency, but does little to fix the underlying troubles of the island and its people.
As incomes fall across the nation, even better-off areas like Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, are faltering.
Trump and others vow to pull out of the TPP and beef up tariffs, but that wouldn’t stop companies from continuing to move jobs to where labor is cheapest.
The regulations and trade negotiations will be a nightmare to sort out, but the scariest part right now is the uncertainty.
A new book details how foster-care agencies and other safety-net programs hire consultants to maximize their funding and divert it from its intended use.
As men in agriculture grow older and die without male successors, their wives and daughters are learning to run the business.
In an increasingly diverse country, the media industry is still fairly homogenous. Why can’t brands like Jet and Ebony seem to capitalize on that disparity?
The poor must prove they’re clean before they can receive benefits from the government. Why not hold the rich to the same standard?
Bringing equality to the women’s team will require not only changing salaries, but also changing the way people think about investing in the capabilities of women.
For years, conservative policymakers have urged those in need to get work. But for those without driver’s licenses—who are by and large people of color—that’s not such an easy task.
In the past, publicly financed arenas have left cities footing hefty bills. Now, the state of Wisconsin is putting $250 million into a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks—will this venture be any different?
Middle-class African American families aren’t spending as much on groceries as white families, and the reason isn’t a lack of money, but a lack of options.