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Welfare Limits Left Poor Adrift as Recession Hit

Perhaps no law in the past generation has drawn more praise than the drive to "end welfare as we know it," which joined the late-'90s economic boom to send caseloads plunging, employment rates rising and officials of both parties hailing the virtues of tough love. But the distress of the last four years has added a cautionary postscript
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U.S. Economic Confidence Plunges In Past Two Weeks

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (3 years ago)

Americans' economic confidence plunged to -53 in the week ending Aug. 7, a level not seen since the recession days of March 2009. This deterioration coincided with the final wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling and Standard and Poor... Read Post

Religion, risk drive Islamic finance boom

Business & Finance : Business Report (2 hours ago)

Sceptics say the booming industry owes its success to religion, but others say it also makes financial sense. ||| Kuwait City - When a Muslim cleric told Ahmad Salim that sharia law forbids paying interest, he returned his days-old ... Read Post

"Welfare Limits Left Poor Adrift"

Business & Finance / Economics : Economist's View (3 years ago)

Welfare reform left far too many people with nowhere to turn for help when the economy turned downward: Welfare Limits Left Poor Adrift as Recession Hit, by Jason DeParle, NY Times: Perhaps no law in the past generation has drawn... Read Post


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