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Kevin Short

How Big Banks Swipe Millions From Welfare Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

Dominique Hudson is fed up with giving Wells Fargo her bus money. Each month, the 18-year-old from Oakland, Calif., pays the bank about $12 in ATM ...

'It Is Nowhere Near Enough': Advice For Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Newark mayor Cory Booker is living on food stamps this week, spending less than $5 a day on his meals. Some critics have suggested that a week isn't e...

Alice Hines

Hungry Families Crowd Food Stamp Centers In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Kayla Noell was having a tough time even before the hurricane. The 21-year-old single mom uses the $526 in food stamps she receives each month to feed...

New Restrictions Target Tattoos, Strippers And Booze

AP | SHANNON YOUNG | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending...

More Farmers' Markets To Accept Food Stamps

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 07.09.2012 | Food

RALEIGH, N.C. — The federal government is spending $4 million to help hook up farmers and low-income customers. Currently, fewer than a quarter...

House Votes On 'Strip Club Loophole'

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's main welfare program would be funded for the next nine months under a bill passed Thursday by the House, which also banned ...

Janell Ross

How Banks Profit Off Welfare In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

Rodney Robinson, a single father in Los Angeles, needs government help to pay his rent. But getting that help from the state of California involves sh...

Rachel Tepper

Bus-Based Market Gears Up Sell Fresh, Cheap Produce In D.C. Food Deserts

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With awareness growing about "food desert" communities locally, one area restaurant consortium is launching a new program aiming to brin...

Eco Etiquette: Organic On Food Stamps To The Test (VIDEO)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I attempted to put together an entire week's worth of well-balanced organic meals on a budget of just over $33 (the average weekly benefit for an American on food stamps).

Eco Etiquette: Can You Eat Organic on Food Stamps?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Eating healthy -- even organic -- shouldn't be viewed as a privilege for the liberal elite. In fact, it should be common sense.

Enlisting Goldman in Our Recovery

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

We must modernize the rules governing our financial institutions swiftly so that we can turn to a more pressing matter - how to move capital into our ...

Homeless in Columbia: Making Money, Making Decisions

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Today we'll look at some of the decision-making processes that the homeless make around Columbia. What I'm learning is that, like anybody, the homeless rarely make decisions based on pure reason.

Number Of Americans On Food Stamps Rising

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — More Americans than ever before received food stamps in June, the Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, with more than 35 mil...