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Poverty

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  • Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses

    Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses
    For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid, according to...
  • Student debt relief should be a part of new war against poverty

    Student debt relief should be a part of new war against poverty
    Matt Bruenig, a writer at the think tank Demos, has a very interesting theory about poverty. He points out that poverty declines as people age. Much of it is simply due to the life cycle of earnings -- as people get older, they earn more money. Earnings...
  • Calif. judge recommends Comcast-Time Warner deal — with conditions

    Calif. judge recommends Comcast-Time Warner deal — with conditions
    A California judge has recommended that state regultors approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., a first for the megadeal by a major government entity. But the judge's recommendation also comes with a list of conditions...
  • Malloy Budget Calls For Narrowing Medicaid Eligibility, More In Hospital Taxes

    Malloy Budget Calls For Narrowing Medicaid Eligibility, More In Hospital Taxes
    HARTFORD — Hospitals would pay more in state taxes, and some low-income parents would no longer be eligible for Medicaid, under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. The Malloy administration says the hospitals will recoup enough revenue from an...
  • The 25-cent raise: What life is like after a minimum wage increase

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — One Friday last month, Shanna Tippen left the house where she sometimes gets by with candles and flashlights, got into her beat-up 2003 Chrysler Sebring and drove to work to pick up her first new-and-improved paycheck. The...
  • How our schools fail poor kids before they even arrive for class

    How our schools fail poor kids before they even arrive for class
    One of the simplest ways to put poor kids in a position to succeed is to make sure they eat breakfast. Studies have shown that eating the day's first meal is not only associated with nutritional benefits, but also cognitive ones -- especially for...
  • Report shows improvements in education for Michigan kids

    Michigan's children are making improvements in school and their health is on the up, but more are living in poverty as families struggle to recover from the recession, according to a report released Thursday on child and family well-being in the state....
  • Ann McFeatters: Trickle-down theory makes less sense then ever before

    SEATTLE � The governor of Washington wants to raise the state tax on a gallon of gasoline by at least 11 cents. A continent away the governor of Maryland wants to block a scheduled increase in the state tax on gas. We've got ourselves more battles...
  • Chris Martin pledges 15 years to Global Citizen to boost org

    Beyonce? Jay Z? Rihanna? You should expect a call from Chris Martin about the Global Citizen Festival in the near future. The Coldplay frontman plans to use his famous rolodex — and perhaps his talents — to curate festivals around the world...
  • Correction: Health Overhaul-Penalties story

    In a story Feb. 14 about tax penalties assessed on those without health insurance, The Associated Press reported erroneously that taxpayers must apply for health insurance through the federal exchange and Medicaid before seeking an exemption. Eligible...
  • Democrats seek to expand child care subsidies for poorer Californians

    Seeking to address California's high poverty rate, legislative leaders unveiled a plan Wednesday to expand access to state-subsidized child care.  The plan -- by Senate leader Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)...