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Potatoes fight to get on the WIC nutrition list

Jun 10, 2014
Potato growers want the WIC program to include potatoes as an approved vegetable.
Posted In: WIC, food stamps, vegetables, potatoes

President Obama aims to reduce burden of student loans

Jun 9, 2014
The president wants more people to be eligible for income-based repayment plans
Posted In: loan student debt, Barack Obama

Do you still call yourself middle class?

Jun 6, 2014
More and more of us aren't using the term "middle class" anymore.
Posted In: middle class
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At Walmart labor protests, striking isn't the point

Jun 4, 2014
The Walmart protests are a far cry from labor movements that organized the country’s major industries.
Posted In: Walmart, strike, labor rights, low wages

American Express: from exclusive to inclusive

Jun 4, 2014
The issuer of the famous Black Card is focusing on low-income financial services.
Posted In: american express, financial services, blackcard

How we measure the poverty line(s)

May 16, 2014
It wasn't until the early 1960s that we even drew the poverty line.
Posted In: poverty

When it comes to benefits, the poorest get less

May 16, 2014
A new study finds a pattern as to the poorest are receiving fewer benefits.

Harvard's Kennedy School denies 'privilege class' story

May 14, 2014
They say the media has been disseminating false information.
Posted In: harvard, privilege

The nuances of the "1 percent"

May 8, 2014
A Marketplace report on income inequality garnered a lot of feedback.
Posted In: 1 percent, income inequality

A short history of the billionaire

May 8, 2014
In his new book of essays, "But Enough About You," Christopher Buckley delves into history's forgotten billionaires.
Posted In: billionaires, humor

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