By Bryce Covert on December 13, 2013
Some federal college aid mostly reaches those who need it least.
By Alan Pyke on December 13, 2013
Ireland's bailout is ending, but high rates of joblessness, homelessness, and poverty brought on by austerity will take longer to shrug off.
Senate leaders say they won't take the bait, which means food stamps recipients get a brief reprieve from cuts.
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For-profit colleges may soon have to meet requirements many of them are likely to fail in order to get federal aid money.
The state appears to be the next to raise its minimum wage while action stalls at the federal level.
By Bryce Covert on December 12, 2013
Most mayors point to cuts in food stamps as a driver of the increased need.
By Alan Pyke on December 12, 2013
The nation's premier anti-hunger program is shrinking all on its own.
More and more Americans find themselves in low-wage jobs since the recession.
By Igor Volsky on December 12, 2013
"People are going to do what they need to do," Ryan said, "in the minority you don't have the burden of governing, of getting things done."
By Alan Pyke on December 11, 2013
Walmart depends on a California warehouse company that just decided to pay wage theft claims rather than fight its workers in court.