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U.S unemployment still stagnant

The United States economy added 204,000 jobs in October, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent. Despite these gains, the participation rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to a … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Future of food-stamp program unclear as cuts loom, debate continues

The $80 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will face an estimated $5 billion in mandatory cuts Nov. 1 following the expiration of a boost provided by the 2009 … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment