The U.S. definition of poverty is more than 40 years old, and critics think it's time for an overhaul. Mayors from all over the country met in L.A. to come up with a plan for resetting the poverty line. Rachel Dornhelm has more.
We've all heard money can't buy you love or happiness. But if you have enough of it, you might have a chance at changing people's hearts and minds. That's what software millionaire Tim Gill is trying to do. Jeremy Hobson reports.
As Hurricane Gustav came ashore along the Gulf Coast, more than 2 million evacuees found shelters to wait out the storm. Tess Vigeland got the perspective of two members of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is providing assistance.
The Census Bureau on Tuesday will release its updated figures on how many Americans are living in poverty. But there's actually a big debate about what the federal poverty line really measures. Steve Henn reports.
The U.S. is the world's largest food donor, but because the food needs to come from U.S. suppliers and transport, a great deal of the aid ends up wasted. Sam Eaton reports some are calling for White House reforms.