How are government programs such as SNAP affected by old and new ways of doing business?
Nearly a quarter of children in schools on military bases are eligible for free meals, according to 2015 data from the Department of Defense, the latest available. That’s just one indication that many active duty members of the U.S. military don’t have enough food to feed their families. That is in part because of the […]
House Republicans have unveiled the 2018 farm bill. The legislation doesn’t just deal with agriculture, though. It also includes money for food stamps, now known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. And that funding comes with strict work requirements. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
The Trump Administration is proposing to cut billions of dollars from the federal assistance program. People who need the food help will get less to spend, and stores will miss the revenue. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.
Four out of 10 households are unable to provide nutritious meals despite receiving maximum SNAP benefits, according to a new study from the Urban Institute.
Chinese messaging giant Tencent has bought up about 12 percent of Snap, parent company of the disappearing messaging app Snapchat. Snap has struggled since its big IPO in March, and its shares have lost half their value, leading to the inevitable speculation that it might be ripe for an acquisition. But what is it about […]
After disasters like Harvey, the USDA offers D-SNAP, a temporary version of the program commonly called food stamps. The program offers two months of benefits to people who may not have qualified for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program before. But given the long road to recovery, many who take disaster food stamps will wind up […]
There’s something of a disconnect happening between what’s known as the private market — what companies are worth before they go public — and what those companies are worth once they have their initial public offering. Examples A and B today are the meal kit delivery service Blue Apron and Spap of Snapchat fame. The companies’ stocks haven’t […]