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Obamacare day one in Camden, N.J.

Oct 3, 2013
It's Day One, and the healthcare exchanges have just opened across the country.
Posted In: Obamacare, health insurance exchanges

World Bank wants to end poverty by 2030. Possible?

Oct 3, 2013
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talks about the importance of poverty, and how war zones factor into his goal to eradicate poverty.
Posted In: World Bank, Jim Yong Kim

NASA interns lose their space. (Different kind of space).

Oct 3, 2013
The government shutdown left NASA interns in Mountain View, Calif., homeless.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, NASA

MULTIMEDIA: What's a city sound like in a shutdown?

Oct 1, 2013
One day after the biggest employer in the nation’s capital shut its doors, Washington's other businesses are trying to figure out what they’ll do.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013

When no money means no school lunch for kids

Sep 30, 2013
Some school districts are hundreds of thousands in debt because of unpaid lunches. So they've stopped feeding students who don't have cafeteria credit.
Posted In: school lunches

Walter White's cash: From high school teacher to meth kingpin

Sep 27, 2013
Walter White began making and dealing meth in "Breaking Bad" in order to support his family. A look at how much he was making in comparison to the rest of the country as a high school chemistry teacher and as Heisenberg.
Posted In: Breaking Bad

Film 'Inequality for All' takes on the income gap

Sep 26, 2013
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich stars in a new documentary about income inequality
Posted In: inequality, Robert Reich

Where did the boomer women go?

Sep 25, 2013
Women aged 55-64 have left the workforce by the hundreds of thousands. Meanwhile, men that age are staying in jobs longer than expected. What gives?
Posted In: women, employment, boomer

Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Posted In: health care, Health, MacArthur Fellow, genius grant, camden, Wealth and Poverty

Could future taxpayers (kids) be getting the short stick?

Sep 24, 2013
A report out this week shows that the projected $1.2 trillion increase in federal spending over the next 10 years will not trickle down much to spending on programs that affect children.
Posted In: Urban Institute, stimulus

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