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Poverty

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  • New data shows Americans' incomes still stagnant after recession

    New data shows Americans' incomes still stagnant after recession
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what has become a recurring theme in America's long slog back from the 2007-09 recession, most U.S. households again saw no noticeable increase in their income last year. A report from the Census Bureau on Tuesday showed the...
  • US poverty declines in 2013, median income stagnant, Census Bureau finds

    WASHINGTON An improved economy with more full-time workers drove a decline in the national poverty rate in 2013 the first in seven years and the first decline in the nation's child poverty rate in 13 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released...
  • 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 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...
  • Taxpayers and workers gouged by labor-law dodge

    WASHINGTON The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S. economy in generations the 2009 stimulus was riddled with a massive labor scheme that harmed workers and cheated unsuspecting American taxpayers. At the time, government regulators...
  • U.S. officials reach deal with Pennsylvania on Medicaid

    (Reuters) - Federal officials have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over his plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday. The deal highlights a...
  • Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017

    Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday launched an ambitious campaign to impose a $13.25-an-hour minimum wage requirement for all workers in Los Angeles by 2017, calling it the "largest anti-poverty program in the city's history." The most far-reaching...
  • Fast-food workers set for walkouts over wages

    (Reuters) - Fast-food workers in more than 150 U.S. cities are planning protests on Thursday to press for a wage increase to $15 an hour and allow them to unionize jobs from the fry-basket at McDonald's to the cash register at Burger King. "We're going...
  • Employment becomes Job 1 for Central Florida nonprofits

    Employment becomes Job 1 for Central Florida nonprofits
    When Mark Wermuth first went to the nonprofit Community Food & Outreach Center in Orlando, he was homeless, on food stamps and just starting a 12-step program for alcoholism. A little more than a year later, the 55-year-old is sober, renting an...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's conversation starter on poverty

    The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday, Sept. 3: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is looking to spark a much-needed conversation about how the federal government fights poverty. Give the man credit for trying....
  • Job Corps fights poverty with skills and confidence

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson made good on his promise of waging a "War on Poverty" with the Economic Opportunity Act. As he signed the new law, he declared that it "will strike at poverty's roots" in a way that "is prudent and practical .....