The United States still boasts the most billionaires in the world by a wide margin, but other countries are gaining ground.
Women with college degrees earn $4 less per hour than their male peers early in their careers, and the gap is widening, according to a study out Tuesday from the Economic Policy Institute.
The economy had another month of robust job gains in February, more people began looking for work, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent. But wages fell slightly.
Poor households – especially those headed up by single mothers – help each other out with money troubles more frequently than others. But children from high-income households are more likely to get the financial help they really need to get (and stay) ahead.
The US economy added 151,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate fell below 5 percent, and wages finally picked up. The solid report suggests that the economy is sound despite signs of uncertainty on Wall Street.