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Food stamps and the politics of poverty

Oct 30, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election enters its final days, we examine one of the stars of the campaign. Not binders or Big Bird. This one begins with the letter 'F' -- food stamps.
Posted In: food stamps, Election 2012

QUIZ: What do you know about poverty in America?

Oct 29, 2012
We ran the numbers on poverty in the U.S. -- from the number of Americans on food stamps to the unemployment rate for African-Americans. Take our 10-question quiz to see how much you know.
Posted In: poverty, quiz

Binders, Big Bird -- and food stamps?

Oct 29, 2012
If millions more Americans are relying on food stamps, does that mean the program is working or failing?
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP

Two small businessmen, two views on taxes

Oct 24, 2012
Business owners share friendship and a passion for dirt bikes, but are far apart when it comes to taxes and politics.
Posted In: Election 2012, Taxes, Small Business, entrepreneurs

Ryan says private sector key to ending high poverty

Oct 24, 2012
VP candidate says businesses can grow jobs and private donations can displace the safety net.
Posted In: poverty, Election 2012, safety net, food stamps

Target replaces and remakes old Chicago housing project

Oct 19, 2012
Target broke ground on a new Chicago location this week, at the site of the former Cabrini-Green housing project.
Posted In: Chicago, Target

Will social security increase offset retiree costs?

Oct 16, 2012
Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement

South L.A. has mixed feelings about shuttle route

Oct 11, 2012
Organizers say Endeavour's road trip through the neighborhood is an event; some locals and business owners say it's an inconvenience.
Posted In: shuttle, los angeles, South LA, Small Business

Tough Choices: How the poor spend money

Oct 5, 2012
Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
Posted In: child poverty, Personal Finance, San Diego, Housing, cars, wealth gap, economic mobility, tough choices, poverty

Could you live off of $438 a week?

Oct 5, 2012
The poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,811 last year according to Census data. Do you think you could survive on just $1,900 per month? Try our interactive poverty simulation to find out.
Posted In: poverty, simulator, interactive, tough choices

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