May 17, 2013 With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
Mar 14, 2013 Priority number one for the new pope has been fighting poverty in the slums of Buenos Aires. What effect might he have on the global scene in his new position?
Mar 12, 2013 How many of the world's 3.1 billion workers live on just $1.25 per day -- the global poverty line as defined by the World Bank?
Mar 6, 2013 Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.
Feb 13, 2013 During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Feb 7, 2013 Chinese women turn to hiring 'fake boyfriends' to make the holidays more bearable.
Mar 13, 2013 With nearly 50 million Americans living beneath the poverty line, we put poverty into perspective with today's quiz.
Jan 11, 2013 When money is tight, people are all too aware of every cent. Commentator Kristin Wong grew up this way and she says it's shaped both how she thinks about money and how she thinks about herself.
Dec 27, 2012 In Baltimore, a five-pointed star lit by dozens of light bulbs shines over a mill once operated by Bethlehem Steel. The star has been a holiday fixture for decades, but it will likely be extinguished for good once the holidays are over.