Over the past decade, child poverty grew in 38 states. Economic recession and housing foreclosures are among the major reasons, wiping out earlier gains, a new report finds.
Unemployment benefits for those who've been out of work for six months or longer were restored Thursday. How did the 2.8 million waiting for their checks survive the last two months, and what will happen when the checks run out again?
The Obama team is introducing a new formula for counting who is poor in America, but it won't be used to decide who qualifies for government aid. Reason for the change: Existing poverty formula, dating from the 1960s, doesn't capture modern expenses such as child care and healthcare.