The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically.
Schools struggle to address rising student homelessness
More than 1.3 million students were identified as homeless nationwide in 2017, according to federal data.
Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"
In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.
Kicking the habit
Many people in Wise County agree that they can’t jail their way out of a drug epidemic, but there’s a lot less agreement on what to do instead. And we find out what happened to Joey Ballard.
African Americans' wages nearly stagnant over decade
After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.
Families bear the costs of alternative sentencing programs
Does alternative sentencing create a system of easily exploited free labor?
It’s not easy being an undercover cop in a county of just 40,000 people. But drugs were making it hard for Bucky Culbertson to run his business, so he made it his business to get rid of drugs.