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Which Group Now Receives the Most Food Stamps in U.S.?

Which Group Now Receives the Most Food Stamps in U.S.?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients. Some of the change is due to demographics, such as the trend toward having fewer children. But [...]
Study: Latinos and Asian-Americans Oppose DeportationsWASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian-Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds. Two polls released Thursday by the Pew Research Center expose a potential conflict for two [...]
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In Limbo: 20-Somethings Still Feel Sting of Great RecessionWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. mobility for young adults has fallen to the lowest level in more than 50 years as cash-strapped 20-somethings shun home-buying and refrain from major moves in a weak job market. Recent 2013 figures from the Census Bureau, which reversed earlier signs of recovery, underscore the impact of the sluggish economy on [...]
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New Measure Puts Number of Poor People in U.S. at 49.7MWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday. The new measure is aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty but does not replace [...]
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Middle Class Eroding With Rich-Poor Gap in EmploymentWASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press. Rates of unemployment for the lowest-income families — those earning less than $20,000 — [...]
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In U.S., 80% of Adults Face ‘Near-Poverty’ and ‘Insecurity’WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and [...]
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US Census: Record Numbers of Families and Children Still Stuck in PovertyWASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor remained stuck at record high levels, although unemployment benefits and modest job gains helped stave off what experts had predicted would be the fourth rise in a row in the poverty rate. With joblessness persistently high, the gap between rich and poor increased in the last year, [...]
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New Asian Immigrants to US Now Surpass Latino ImmigrantsWASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Latinos, reflecting a slowdown in immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers. An expansive study by the Pew Research Center details what it describes as “the rise of Asian-Americans,” a highly diverse and [...]
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2010 Census Missed More than 1.5M MinoritiesWASHINGTON (AP) — The 2010 census missed more than 1.5 million minorities after struggling to count black Americans, Hispanics, renters and young men, but was mostly accurate. The Census Bureau on Tuesday released an extensive assessment of its high-stakes, once-a-decade headcount of the U.S. population. Based on a sample survey, the government analysis has been [...]
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Postal Service: Will keep Rural Post Offices OpenWASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service sought Wednesday to tamp down concern over wide-scale cuts, revealing it will seek to keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours. At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the mail agency was backing off its plan to close up to 3,700 [...]
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