Poverty

The selfie generation

The selfie generation

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We're pretty full of ourselves. I'm talking about the collective "us," a nation of smug egocentrics, not about you and me.

Government spending on healthcare for the poor jumped 37% in 3 years, report shows

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Federal spending on healthcare programs for the poor grew 37% between fiscal years 2008 and 2011, a government report released Thursday shows.

Report: Fewer seniors are living in poverty, but housing costs are surging

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While older Americans are in better financial shape than previous generations, soaring housing prices could compromise these gains, a federal report suggests.