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Walmart to Close 269 Stores, Most of Them in the United States

The retail giant announced it is working to transfer 10,000 U.S. employees to nearby stores as its CEO says the closings are “necessary to keep the company strong.”

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 READ MORE


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How the Rise of the Working Poor and Nonworking Rich Is Challenging Core American Assumptions

Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy and that the rich deserve their wealth because they work harder than others. The reality is very different.

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 READ MORE


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Nearly 9 of 10 Low-Wage Workers Fear They Can’t Make Ends Meet

A new poll finds that workers on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder face job-loss anxiety levels not seen since the 1970s. The vast majority also say they fear their family incomes can’t keep them afloat financially. This is the American economic reality for those not riding the Dow Jones average.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Spiraling Rents Squeeze the Nation’s Working Poor

Increasing rents and stagnating or decreasing household income have pushed more families into homelessness, even as overall homeless rates have declined. At the same time, the number of families paying more than half of their income for housing has increased 5.5 percent to 6.5 million.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 READ MORE


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