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In her April 23 column, “Forcing landlords to accept vouchers won't help the poor,” Marta H. Mossburg quoted me as saying that laws prohibiting landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers “exacerbate” the problem of finding housing...
California has proved to be a land of opportunity where hard work delivers prosperity and nurtures innovation. Its human capital has helped the state develop into the world's ninth-largest economy, which attracts nearly half of the venture capital in...
Here's what Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, said three years ago as the nation's gap between rich and poor widened toward historic levels: "I think it's a very bad development. It's creating two societies. And it's based very much, I think, on...
ReutersBy Manuel Mogato MANILA, May 14 (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino was set on Tuesday to win unprecedented control of the two chambers of Congress after mid-term elections, raising hopes for his reforms to sustain growth, create jobs and...
Tags: Local Elections, Philippines, ING Group, Politics, Elections
ReutersCAIRO, May 11 (Reuters) - Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak said it was too early to judge President Mohamed Mursi, saying the Islamist politician faced a difficult job, in comments billed as his first interview since his removal from power in 2011....
ReutersBy Pascal Fletcher JOHANNESBURG, May 10 (Reuters) - After years of headlines about Africa's poverty, its emerging middle class is now grabbing attention as a driver of growth and democracy and an expanding pool of consumers for market-hungry retailers....
In a society where love and devotion are sometimes measured by how much money we spend on someone, it's good to know there are still moms out there whose favorite gifts are the ones that help someone else. If you're lucky enough to have a mom like that,...
Tags: Charity, Homelessness, Mother's Day, Family, Social Issues
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers have prepared a budget that could force Gov. Jay Nixon to choose between developmentally disabled children and low-income seniors. The nearly $25 billion operating budget being considered Thursday by lawmakers...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Low-income students are increasingly bypassed when colleges offer applicants financial aid, as schools compete for wealthier students who can afford rising tuition and fees, according to a public policy institute's analysis of U.S....
Sentinel School ZoneA report released today by the New America Foundation says that hundreds of public and private colleges nationwide fail to offer enough financial aid to the poorest students. Nearly two-thirds of the private, non-profit colleges included in the analysis...
California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report released Wednesday. The report, Working Hard,...
Critics of a federal program that provides free cellphones to thousands of Maryland residents who can't afford regular commercial service are right that some recipients who don't qualify for the benefit are taking advantage of the system. But there's no...
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