Money http://nwpr.org en Income / Upshot http://nwpr.org/post/income-upshot <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Presenting <strong><em>Income/Upshot</em></strong>, brought to you by the Marketplace Wealth &amp; Poverty Desk. This tool lets you calculate how far above or below the median income you are for your area.</span><iframe frameborder="0" height="350px" scrolling="no" src="http://www.marketplace.org/sites/default/iframes/income_upshot/io-widget/io_widget.html" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:15:30 +0000 40311 at http://nwpr.org 'Crazy Rich Asians': Lives Of The .0001 Percent http://nwpr.org/post/crazy-rich-asians-lives-0001-percent It's impossible to open the newspaper or turn on the TV these days without seeing some outrageous example of new Asian money. From a castle modeled on Versailles in Changsha to billion-dollar penthouses in Bombay to the Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore, with its seven celebrity-chef restaurants, the inescapable truth looms before us: We Asians are not just rich but also, frankly, somewhat crazy.<p>This world of absurdly over-the-top wealth is the playground of the characters in Kevin Kwan's breathless, high-speed romp through the lives of a group of megarich Asians. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:42:00 +0000 Tash Aw 29761 at http://nwpr.org 'Crazy Rich Asians': Lives Of The .0001 Percent Idaho To Phase Out Paper Unemployment Checks http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-phase-out-paper-unemployment-checks <p><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_lblStory">Jobless people in Idaho will start to see a major transition in its unemployment system. Idaho is phasing out paper unemployment checks and phasing in a system that puts benefits on debit cards. It becomes the second Northwest state to do so.</span></p> Tue, 25 May 2010 18:18:00 +0000 2165 at http://nwpr.org