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Food Stamps Participation Soars

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In 2000, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps, was at its lowest point as a share of the population since 1974. By 2010, following the financial crisis and great recession, the total number of participants had more than doubled to reach 40 million, or 13 percent of the population. read more...


The Editors
Sept. 18, 2013
11:57 a.m.
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Agriculture

Domestic Policy

Welfare & Housing

Fannie and Freddie Pay Dividends

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In financial statements released this week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they will be paying a combined $14.6 billion in dividends to the Treasury Department in September, based on their second quarter performance. read more...


The Editors
Aug. 9, 2013
11:29 a.m.
Keywords
Economic Affairs

Welfare & Housing

President’s Request for Sandy Relief

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Last week, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $60.4 billion in emergency assistance for communities affected by superstorm Sandy. The request includes appropriations for dozens of specific accounts in 19 departments and agencies, which are covered by ten of the twelve appropriations subcommittees. read more...


Housing Indicators Looking Up

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The housing market went into freefall in 2007 with the crisis in subprime mortgages and hit bottom in mid-2009. Long after the recession formally ended, key indicators continued to show tepid to nonexistent growth, but there have been strong signs this year that the market has started to turn. read more...


The Editors
Aug. 9, 2012
3:32 p.m.
Keywords
Economic Affairs

Welfare & Housing