Economics

Local Currency Hopes to Spur Businesses in Western Massachusetts

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO In Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts, community businesses and citizens are exchanging a new local currency called “BerkShares” as a way to support…read more

Living Wage Resource Guide

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As the cost of living goes up in urban centers throughout the country, stagnant wages are making it harder for poor and working class families.…read more

Digital Currency Bitcoin Attracts New Mainstream Appeal

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Bitcoin is a form of digital currency invented in 2009 to be used over the Internet, and is not tied to any one…read more

Micro-Apartments Hope to Ease Living Costs for Young City Residents

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO In order to create affordable housing options for young people living by themselves, some big cities are loosening housing restrictions to allow for…read more

City OKs Radical Plan to Keep Families in Their Homes

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO California homeowners were among the hardest hit in the nation in the 2007 housing crash. But in Richmond, Calif., where roughly half of…read more

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