Latest Wealth in the United States Stories

2014-05-01 12:28:20

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This report provides data on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The "near-poor" are people with family income between 100 and 125 percent of the poverty thresholds, allowing for a full examination of the low-income population. The...

2014-04-24 08:28:49

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and JOHANNESBURG, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TIME named Omidyar Network's Ory Okolloh to the 2014 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the May 5 issue of TIME, available on newsstands and tablets on Friday, April 25, and now at time.com/time100. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140424/77921 The list, now in its 11th year, recognizes the activism, innovation and...

2014-04-08 08:26:35

JOHANNESBURG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to USD $250k to Africa Check, a Johannesburg-based nonprofit that promotes accuracy in public debate and media reporting. The two-year grant will be used to support the expansion of Africa Check's operations to Kenya and Nigeria. Africa Check scrutinizes the veracity of claims made by public figures; assists traditional and community-based media with training, data, and...

2014-01-30 12:25:37

Company Secures Additional Funding from Omidyar Network, Knight Foundation and Quotidian Ventures NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Media technology company Versa (www.versaHQ.com) today launched the op-ed for the digital age. "Featured Perspectives" are sponsored quotes from thought leaders, advocates and experts, written in response to and published alongside hot-topic articles. "Today's 24/7 media cycle places almost impossible demands on publishers," said Versa CEO and...

2012-08-21 22:18:11

Young children in lower-income families who live in high-cost areas don't do as well academically as their counterparts in low-cost areas, according to a new study. The study, by researchers at Child Trends and the University of California (UCLA), appears in the journal Child Development. "Among families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty threshold–that's below $66,339 for a family of four–living in a region with a higher cost of living was related to...

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