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The Great American Food Crisis

The Great American Food Crisis

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The latest United States jobs report brought good news: the unemployment rate continues to drop, and low unemployment almost always signals good economic health for the country. However, food insecurity plagues almost one in eight Americans, which amounts to almost 40 million people. This number is higher than it was…

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Government Perks

Government Perks

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With all the talk of a government shutdown, it is worth remembering that, when they can work, federal government employees have much to be thankful for.  The government pays more in salary in benefits than the private sector, they offer as many as 43 days off, they match retirement funding…

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Racism at Your Local CVS?

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In July 2018, Camilla Hudson ran to her local CVS in Chicago late at night to replace a defective item.  She tried to use a manufacturer’s coupon to purchase the product. Although she did not have any trouble trying to use it with the first employee she talked to, another…

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Veterans’ Mortgage Refinances

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The United States is investigating lenders who are allegedly pressuring veterans into mortgage refinances they don’t need. Ginnie May, a government-owned corporation that exists to make mortgages more affordable, is conducting the probe.  Ginnie Mae guarantees repayment on $2 trillion in mortgage bonds, even if borrowers default on their loans….

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