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An increase in the number of people employed year round drove the poverty rate from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, says the Census Bureau. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006

The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.

09/16/2014

The number of “stay-at-home dads” doubled in the past two decades to more than 2 million in 2012, with the largest number seen in poor families’ whose fathers are staying at home because they are ill or disabled. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: More Than 2 Million US Men Are ‘Stay-At-Home Dads’

The number of “stay-at-home dads” doubled in the past two decades to more than 2 million in 2012, with the largest number seen in poor families’ whose fathers are staying at home because they are ill or disabled.

06/06/2014

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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

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Study: One-Third of Va. Kids Live In or Near Poverty

According to the study, almost half of the children in or near poverty live with parents who are married.

05/26/2014

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

A December economics report finds that nearly half of US families live below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and more than half (54 percent) of working-age families with children under eighteen earn less than $60,000 each year.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Report: Nearly Half Of US Families With Children Live Below 250 Percent Of Poverty Level

A December economics report finds that nearly half of US families live below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and more than half (54 percent) of working-age families with children under eighteen earn less than $60,000 each year.

12/04/2013

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

About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not statistically different from 2011. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census: More Than 1 In 7 Americans In Poverty, Unchanged Since 2011

About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not statistically different from 2011.

09/17/2013

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

AP Poll: 4 In 5 US Adults Struggle With Poverty, Joblessness

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

07/28/2013

An American flag hangs over the New York Stock Exchange (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Help Shrinks As Poverty Spikes In The US

Antonio Hammond is the $18,000 man. He’s a success story for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, one of a multitude of organizations trying to haul people out of poverty in this Maryland port city where one of four residents is considered poor by U.S. government standards.

04/01/2013

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