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Study: Wealthy And Impoverished Get Different Types Of Cancer

A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get.

05/28/2014

Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion." (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Urges Governments To Redistribute Wealth

Pope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.

05/09/2014

President Obama and Pope Francis exchange gifts during a private meeting at the Vatican. (AFP PHOTO POOL/ GABRIEL BOUYS)

President Obama And Pope Francis Find Common Ground And Divisions

The two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.

03/27/2014

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Wealth Gap is Widest in D.C., Other Affluent US Cities

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States’ most prosperous and largest cities.

02/20/2014

A homeless man sleeps under an American Flag blanket on a park bench on Sept. 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census Measure: Number Of Poor People In US 3 Million Higher Than Official Count Of 46.5 Million

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 a revised census measure released Wednesday.

11/06/2013

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Pew: Wealthy Getting Wealthier While Bottom 93 Percent Lose Net Worth

A recent study conducted by Pew Research’s Social & Demographic Trends division has found that the nation’s economic recovery has largely benefited America’s wealthiest citizens.

04/25/2013

China's new leader Xi Jinping pledged a cleaner, more efficient government Sunday as the country's ceremonial legislature wrapped up a pivotal session that installed the latest generation of communist leaders in a once-a-decade transfer of power. (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s New Communist Leader Pledges Cleaner Government, Narrower Gap Between Wealthy And Poor

China’s new leader Xi Jinping pledged a cleaner, more efficient government Sunday as the country’s ceremonial legislature wrapped up a pivotal session that installed the latest generation of communist leaders in a once-a-decade transfer of power.

03/16/2013

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Bono Salutes US For Electing ‘Extraordinary Man’

Bono hailed Americans for re-electing President Barack Obama but reminded them of the dire consequences that lie ahead because of the economy.

11/13/2012

A view of a home in Deposit, New York. The Southern Tier of New York, an area which borders Pennsylvania and is predominately rural, has been struggling for decades with both high unemployment and chronic levels of poverty. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US Poverty On Track To Rise To Highest Since 1960s

The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.

07/22/2012

Kristen Buckley and her son Thomas eat lunch in the dining area at the Atlantic City Mission, a nonprofit Christian social service ministry that assists the poor and homeless, on April 29, 2009 in Atlantic City, N.J. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study: Little Hope For Families Aiming For Long-Term Financial Prosperity

A new report suggests a large percentage of America’s middle class not only balances dangerously on the precipice of poverty but also is increasingly falling off.

02/02/2012

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