Biden announces $1.8T plan for spending on kids, families, education

Apr 28, 2021
The administration is calling it transformational spending. Republicans say it’s too much spending.
The Biden administration is putting a lot of emphasis on low- and middle-income families saying the average family will save about $13,000 to $15,000 a year in child care expenses alone.
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Biden's new plan would invest heavily in children and families

Apr 26, 2021
Pandemic child care struggles and economic fallout may create a more receptive environment for Biden administration priorities.
During the pandemic, "there was a greater recognition for employers in the business community that child care is really the workforce that supports all other workforces," says Cindy Cisneros of the Committee for Economic Development.
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What happens when you're vaccinated and your partner isn't?

Feb 10, 2021
As more Americans get vaccinated, decisions around travel and socializing can get complicated.
Dr. Thomas Lew, who is vaccinated, and his fiancee, Anne Li, who is not. They're thinking about whether to take a trip to Hawaii.
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Utah's approach to breaking the cycle of child poverty: helping parents

Jul 31, 2018
Utah is leading states in efforts to reduce childhood poverty, one study found. One approach it's taken? Creating programs that tackle intergenerational poverty in families.
Stephanie Snowball is raising her 3-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son with help from her grandmother.
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No inheritance? No problem

Mar 18, 2016
Only 25 percent expect to receive an inheritance, but 51 percent think they will leave one.
Young people have high expectations about receiving an inheritance, according to our new economic anxiety poll.
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If you look hard, housing data offers good news

Jul 17, 2015
Numbers suggest recovery is gaining steam; banks may hold key to the next level.

You're mortal, so write your will

Apr 22, 2015
A survey says more than half of American parents lack a will or a living trust.

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Ringing in the new year with a pay raise

Jan 1, 2015
More than 20 states raise their minimum wages, so millions of workers get a bump in pay this year.

Marriage and the class divide

Nov 24, 2014
Could stronger marriages narrow the class divide?

Foster families get the Disney treatment

May 31, 2013
ABC Family launches "The Fosters," a drama about a family with two moms, one biological son, two adopted foster kids, and a newcomer.