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Poverty

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  • Hillary Clinton touts family issues and hints at 2016 domestic agenda

    Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women. Clinton, fresh off...
  • Some Subsidized Health Plans Could Jump In Price

    HARTFORD — Some people who buy health insurance on Connecticut's public exchange and receive a subsidy could see their premium jump more than 20 percent next year, a consulting group said Thursday. However, the prices will vary from county to...
  • House Republicans reject Medicaid alternative

    RICHMOND — The House of Delegates on Thursday took a bit less than an hour to debate, and dispose of, the one proposal on expanding coverage for low-income Virginians to come before it during its special session on Medicaid. It voted 64 to 33 to...
  • USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems

    With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem. Yet, in Khaitan's case, some...
  • UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate

    UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate
    The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise. UCF President...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs

    Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs
    The nation's poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the typical household income barely budged in a sign of the continuing sluggish economic recovery from the Great Recession, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The decline in the...
  • L.A. Chamber formally denounces Garcetti plan for $13.25 minimum wage

    The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce formally came out against Mayor Eric Garcetti's $13.25 an hour minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, saying that boosting the rate would "reduce, not increase the number of jobs" in the city. Chamber President and...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides

    Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides
    The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006. The improving labor market drove the...
  • Northland seminar features poverty expert Brian Fikkert

    Northland seminar features poverty expert Brian Fikkert
    The old adage of you can't solve a problem by just throwing money at it applies to solving poverty as well. "Handing over money is fast and easy and therein resides the problem of many poverty-alleviation efforts," said Brian Fikkert, author of When...
  • WeHo, Santa Monica ponder minimum wage hikes after L.A. plan unveiled

    WeHo, Santa Monica ponder minimum wage hikes after L.A. plan unveiled
    When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched a plan to slowly boost the minimum wage across the city, critics warned that businesses could easily skip town for neighboring cities and pay less. Now some of those cities are beginning to explore whether to...
  • A higher minimum wage makes sense for L.A., but it's no cure-all

    A higher minimum wage makes sense for L.A., but it's no cure-all
    Hardly a week goes by without some new study, quarterly report or economic forecast proclaiming the same troubling news — a combination of stagnant, low wages and a high cost of living has left far too many Angelenos struggling to make ends meet....