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Nearly 50 million Americans are now poor

Nearly 50 million Americans are now poor

The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to…

Economic rebound? What economic rebound? For who?

Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even…

Fat women are often poor women

Fat women are often poor women

Women who are poor are much more likely to be obese but men are not, U.S. government researchers said on Tuesday in a report that contradicts some common perceptions. They…