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To Beat Odds, Poor Single Moms Need Wide Safety Net

Poverty among single mothers is an astounding 66 percent in Reading, Pa., where Jennifer Stepp is raising three children by herself. To survive, Stepp relies on a safety net of support from the government, charities, family and friends. Without help, the odds are stacked against her and her family.
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Wake Up Call To Grocery Stores: Young People Shop Around

The younger generation is less loyal to grocery stores and grocery store brands than their elders. This has big implications for how stores must adapt and change in the future as millennials gain more purchasing power.
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Korean Families Chase Their Dreams In The U.S.

A public school in Los Angeles has become a magnet for Korean families who want their kids to learn English while escaping the intense rigor of the Korean school system. In the U.S., they move from school district to school district, cherry-picking the best schools as their kids rise through the grades.
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With Only $150K In Cash, Calif. City Goes Bankrupt

The city of San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles, has become the latest California city to declare bankruptcy.
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House Repeals Affordable Care Act In Symbolic Vote

The GOP-controlled House voted to repeal President Obama's health care law. It's a largely symbolic gesture as the Democratic Senate will not agree to a repeal.
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Single Mothers And The Cycle Of Poverty

Robert Siegel speaks with Olivia Golden, fellow at the Urban Institute, about why there has been an increase of single mothers who are in poverty.

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