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How Poverty Affects the Brain

New research reveals the connection between stress, poverty and brain development in children.

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Solar Lighting Could Create 2 Million Jobs in Developing Countries

A shift to solar LED systems and away from fuel-based lighting in the developing world may spur economic development as well as environmental improvements, creating an estimated 2 million solar-based jobs in some of the world’s poorest regions.

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How Teachers Are Bringing Financial Literacy Lessons to the Classroom

Elementary school teachers share how they’re getting kids excited about saving and investing.

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Poor Communities Bear Greatest Burden from Fracking

Fracking wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region are disproportionately located in poor rural communities, which bear the brunt of associated pollution, according to a new study.

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Paragus Founder Gives Employees an Ownership Stake

Delcie Bean likened an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, as one is commonly called, to an onion. “Over the past 2 ½ years, we kept peeling back the layers. I’ve learned more about this over the past few years than I could ever have imagined.”

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