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Are Life Spans Getting Longer? It Depends On How Wealthy You Are

While life expectancies are getting longer for those who are well off, life spans for poor women are actually getting shorter. The stories of two women, from two different places, illustrate the gap.

U.S. Tip-Toes Closer To Unprecedented Fine On French Banking Giant

The U.S. government is reportedly nearing a settlement with BNP Paribas, drawing to a potential end allegations that the French bank hid $30 billion in transactions involving countries that violated U.S. sanctions.

Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

Ideas like paid sick, maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families.

Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home

Blacks and Latinos are much more likely to say housing prices have forced them to move to places where they felt less safe and had worse schools.
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Investing in Women

We explore the growing trend toward aligning financial goals with social values, including investing in companies with women in senior leadership.


Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.

In Press Conference, Fed Chair Keeps Things Upbeat — And Vague

The Federal Open Market Committee is announcing changes to its massive bond-purchasing program. The announcement will mark the second news conference of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's tenure.

Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.

Fed Slows Pace Of Bond Buying, Keeps Rates Steady — For Now

The Federal Reserve said that it was curtailing its bond purchases to $15 billion per month. It gave no hint when interest rates would rise.

Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive

A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies, known as benefit corporations, also promise to create a tangible benefit to communities and the environment.