The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows us the frugal reality of life on the social safety net.
Young children who hear fewer words do worse in school. Providence wants to close the gap.
Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.
New data suggests America's expanded safety net has been crucial to reducing poverty over time.
People in underserved communities want better food. They just can't afford it.
A worsening trend that spans four decades.
You've heard of food deserts, but what about pet food deserts?
And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.
Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.
The mayor says it's $14.15 (or £8.80) per hour, but has no plans to introduce legislation to force employers to pay it.
The problem with increasing health-oriented restrictions on what can be purchased.
Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
Here are the graphs to prove it.
According to new research, almost 40 percent of adults experience impoverishment by age 60. But while poverty's reach is wide, it isn't necessarily deep.
Critics say the country is wasting money on its new satellite. But funding space research is what birthed the lucrative tech industry in the first place.
Research finds that poor children are more likely to end up with impaired brain function as adults.
By age, size, income and race.
New research suggests that children who live with peeling paint and broken appliances have greater emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.