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A screen shot of a graph showing how growing up in selected counties affects poor kids' income as adults.
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May 5, 2015 A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.
Dollar Tree recently announced it will buy Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock. Discount stores have been doing well in the recession.
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August 2, 2014 Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.
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May 1, 2013 As co-host of Planet Money, Alex Blumberg is making a t-shirt (well, about 1,000 of them) – and bringing listeners on the complicated global odyssey behind the production of the basic cotton tee.
May 30, 2012 The Planet Money app for iPhone is now live in the app store.
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December 14, 2009 Planet Money has an exclusive sponsor, Ally Bank, that raises questions about a potential conflict of interest since Planet Money's mission is to cover the global economy. Is this a good fit for NPR?
June 1, 2009 TARP watchdog Elizabeth Warren walked out of NPR's New York studio after an interview for a Planet Money podcast, and gave her assistant a puzzled look.
September 16, 2008 Help, Econonaut! Help!
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