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Welfare caseworkers head to the factory

Jul 22, 2013
A factory in Michigan actually pays the state government to bring a public caseworker to the company to help its low-income workers.
Posted In: welfare, Michigan, poverty, working poor

North Carolina arrests highlight religious debate on poverty

Jul 8, 2013
Supporters of social service cuts and "Moral Monday" protesters both cite the Bible to explain their views on helping the poor.
Posted In: Moral Monday, North Carolina, religion, poverty

Whole Foods CEO: Detroit is a long-term investment

Jun 5, 2013
Walter Robb, CEO of high-end grocer Whole Foods, talks to Marketplace about why his company is opening its latest store in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.
Posted In: Whole Foods, groceries, Food, Detroit, food deserts, poverty, Walter Robb

What people in Midtown think about Whole Foods-Detroit

Jun 5, 2013
Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.
Posted In: Whole Foods, Detroit, poverty, grocery stores, Food, food deserts

Detroit: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Jun 4, 2013
How do you know you're wealthy? Here's what people in a city that's $15 billion in debt had to say.
Posted In: Detroit, wealth, poverty, Personal Finance

In school, the wealth gap takes the form of the opportunity gap

Jun 3, 2013
While much attention has been given to the achievement of students, little attention has been given to the disproportion in educational opportunities between wealthy and poor children.
Posted In: wealth gap, poverty, Education

As Congress debates farm bill, food stamps hang in the balance

May 17, 2013
With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
Posted In: food stamps, poverty, SNAP, Congress

What the new pope means for the poor

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?
Posted In: pope, pope francis, poverty, Catholic church

Quiz: How many workers live on $1.25 a day?

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?
Posted In: poverty, global economy, working poor

Would Obama's $9 minimum wage help or hurt workers?

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.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, Obama, poverty

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