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The Takeaway

Half a Million Walmart Workers Finally Get a Raise

Friday, February 20, 2015

America's biggest private employer announced this week that nearly half its workforce is getting a raise. Walmart's wage increases tell us a lot about the health of the economy.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Deadly Superbugs, The Best of The Web, and Audio Porn

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the director of the CDC about drug-resistant bacteria, we look at the hidden treasures you missed online this week, and we explore the rise of audio porn.

The Takeaway

Payday Loans: A Necessary Evil?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is drafting regulations to govern short-term loans. How will this impact those who need small amounts of money fast? 

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WNYC News

Cuomo Is Open to Pay Raise for Lawmakers, with Strings Attached

Monday, January 19, 2015

The governor says he wants to appoint a commission to consider raises based on how much outside income lawmakers earn.

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The Takeaway

New Year, More Pay

Monday, January 05, 2015

On New Year's Day, 20 states and Washington, D.C. increased the minimum wage, and Alaska will follow suit in February. What does this mean for workers?

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The Takeaway

Economic Forecast Is Bright, But Not for All

Friday, December 05, 2014

New job numbers for November are promising. The catch: we were in a really deep hole. To reach pre-recession numbers, more people still need to get hired and see their wages go up.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The College Gap, The Return of Star Wars, and Challenging the One Percent

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Takeaway explores the graduation gap between people of different races, we examine the new Star Wars Film, and a member of the 1 percent weighs in on the income gap.

The Takeaway

Home-Cooking: A Family Tradition Out of Reach?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A team of sociologists at North Carolina State University found that for low- and middle-income families in America, making a home-cooked meal is easier said than done.

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The Takeaway

45 Million Americans Live Below the Poverty Line

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new Census report finds that 45.3 million people are still living below the poverty line. After the recession, it looks like there's been recovery for some, but not for all.

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BackStory

Prisoners at War

Friday, August 29, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Silver's Money

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver disclosed that he earned between $650,000 and $750,000 from his law firm in 2013, almost double the prior year's pay. Editor Michael Aronson explains the Daily News' efforts to follow the revelations regarding Silver's income.

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The Takeaway

The Unrealized Dream of the 3-Hour Work Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Economist John Maynard Keynes once predicted that technological innovation would make the U.S. fantastically wealthy and everyone would enjoy far more leisure time. He was right about one part.

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The Takeaway

Raising Minimum Wage is Hard — Enforcing it May Be Harder

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wage theft is rampant in low wage industries. While workers in cities around the U.S. are demanding a higher minimum wage, some say we should be focusing on enforcing the minimum wage we have.

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The Takeaway

The Economy Tells a Tale of 2000 Cities

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

According to a new report out from the Demand Institute, local housing markets, when coupled with income and employment, are often the strongest predictors of local and national economic outlook. John Guarisco is the executive manager at MDI Marketing in Spokane, Washington, and Mark Dolfini is the owner of June Palms Property Management, in Lafayette, Indiana, both cities considered to be "transitional." And joining The Takeaway is Louise Keely, chief research officer for The Demand Institute and co-author of the report.

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WNYC News

NYC Ranks 6th in U.S. in Income Inequality

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In New York, the top five percent of households make at least $225,000 a year, while the bottom 20 percent make $17,000 or less.

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The Takeaway

Views of the Middle from Across America

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on median household income levels for every community across America. The Takeaway set out to find ordinary "median earners" from different Census tracts around the county—folks whose household income matches the median for their neighborhoods. Javes Cruthird of Florida; Tim Wood of Massachusetts; Margaret McGlynn of North Dakota; and Tanya Lundberg of Michigan, join The Takeaway to describe what it's like to live in the middle.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

George Packer and John Cassidy on the politics of income inequality.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

George Packer and John Cassidy on the politics of income inequality.

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The Takeaway

From Undocumented Pay to Documented Paycheck

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What would be the economic impact of putting some 11 million people on the pathway to citizenship? And how does one person who has lived his life on the black market come out of the shadows financially? Carlo Alban starred on Sesame Street for five years, but he did so as an undocumented immigrant.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Census Numbers

Thursday, December 06, 2012

WNYC Reporters Arun Venugopal and Ilya Marritz discuss new U.S.-census numbers out about median income and migration into New York City.

More: Arun's Report on New New Yorkers | Ilya's Report on Median Income

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WNYC News

In City, the 1 Percent Take Home $493K or More

Monday, December 12, 2011

A new analysis shows exactly how much money New York City's so-called "one percent" make: $493,439 a year, at minimum.

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