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Panhandler Stops Interview to Answer Cell Phone

Homelessness and the seemingly unequal distribution of wealth are issues in this country, but they're problems that are hard to take seriously when you see someone like this.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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Tribe Banks on Syrup for Sweet Relief from Poverty

PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — An American Indian tribe is hoping that sweet success with a maple syrup operation in the woods of Maine will help to counter soaring joblessness and poverty.

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Which NBA All-Star Used To Squeegee Windshields For Money?

Pundits might question Carmelo Anthony's shot selection or defensive skills, but they best not doubt the all-star forward's toughness. In a recent interview with WebMD magazine, the New York Knicks' star talked about growing up

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Oneida County To Participate In National Circles Campaign

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Oneida County is committing its resources to ending poverty.

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Disability Costs Could Reach to 77.2 percent of Household Income

If you are living with a severe disability, it could be taking up the majority of your household income.

A study from the University of Salamanca in Spain found 90 percent of the population who live with a serious disability in the country of Spain is suffering from moderate poverty, and 56 percent live in extreme poverty.

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Report: Child Poverty Rate Hits 20 Percent in the US [VIDEO]

The recession has taken a serious toll on American workers, businesses and homeowners. But now the trickle down effect of the economic climate can be seen in the country’s most vulnerable members: children.

According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, child poverty in the US increased 18 percent over the past decade. In 2009, nearly 15 million children — or 20 percent of the juvenile population — were living in poverty.

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