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Will there ever be an end to poverty?

file0002103408351 (1)As a part of our ongoing series of reports on homelessness, Ben Thorp went to a Saginaw soup kitchen to talk about the services they offer. He wound up speaking to a CMU professor about poverty, its persistence, and what we can do to eradicate it.

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New report shows suffering from hunger directly affects health

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While many Americans are getting ready to gorge out and celebrate Thanksgiving — 50 million people are suffering from hunger.

The 2016 World Hunger Report shows the main causes of poor health as well as the main drivers of healthcare costs, are related to diet. Continue reading

Report shows increasing cost of raising children

moneyThe cost of raising a child has increased by nearly 2 percent since 2012, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The report estimates it will cost low-income families, or those making less than $61,530 annually, about $176,550 to raise a child from birth to age 18.
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