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  • Lauren Bush: Why are people with jobs going hungry? Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
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    The system is failing for millions of working Americans who can't feed their families, says FEED founder Lauren Bush Lauren.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow fails $29 food stamp challenge Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    All eyes have been on Gwyneth Paltrow this week, to see if she could survive on $29 worth of food for the week; but did she manage?

  • Bright spot for economy: Fewer rely on food stamps Friday, 30 May 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Maggie Barcellano prepares dinner at her father's house in Austin, Texas. Working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps, a switch from a few years ago when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

    The drop in participation in the federal food stamp program is widespread; some 47 states have seen cuts in their rolls.

  • Surprise! Look who's on food stamps now Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Surprise! Look who's on food stamps now

    CNBC's Allison Linn reports on a new, in-depth analysis of who actually used the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal food stamp program. A big surprise for researchers; 45 percent of the participants are under age 18.

  • Who uses food stamps? Millions of kids, that's who Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    A sign painted on top of a mural says 'We accept food stamps,' in Harvey, Ill. About 45 percent of food stamp benefits went to children under 18 in 2013.

    Amid all the wrangling over how much the government should spend on the modern-day food stamp program, many may not realize who gets these benefits.

  • States make end run around food stamp cuts Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Connecticut and New York have found a way around federal budget cuts that played a central role in the massive farm bill passed this month.

  • How the farm bill will impact what's for dinner Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.

  • Wal-Mart to feel some impact from EM: Pro Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Wal-Mart to feel some impact from EM: Pro

    Discussing Wal-Mart's sales, and the impact from emerging markets, with Patrick McKeever of MKM Partners. "The underpinnings of consumer spending are actually a little bit better than a year ago," he says.

  • Microsoft CEO announcement next week: Pro Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO announcement next week: Pro

    Discussing the potential for Satya Nadella to take over for Steve Ballmer as CEO at Microsoft, with Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of Re/code. Swisher also discusses Bill Gates' role on the board.

  • Cramer: Microsoft missed social & mobile Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 9:10 AM ET
    Cramer: Microsoft missed social & mobile, caught cloud

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses whether potential Steve Ballmer successor EVP of cloud and enterprise at Microsoft Satya Nadella can make the company stronger.

  • Cramer: Google 'is a monster' Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 9:05 AM ET
    Cramer: Google 'is a monster'

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his opinions on the potential of Amazon raising the price of its Prime service, and Google's "fabulous earnings call."

  • SOTS market roadmap: Wal-Mart 'in the wrong space' Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    SOTS market roadmap: Wal-Mart 'in the wrong space'

    CNBC's Jim Cramer provides perspective on news Wal-Mart lowered its guidance for the current quarter.

  • Food stamp cuts don't tell the whole story Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Food stamp cuts don't tell the whole story

    Benefit cuts to food stamp effective Nov. 1 will impact a near-record 47.6 million Americans, but CNBC's Jeff Cox reports those cuts will be felt throughout the economy.

  • Kroger CEO on customers and food stamps Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 9:19 AM ET
    Kroger CEO on customers and food stamps

    David Dillon discusses his company's strategy to keep prices low while still creating shareholder value.

  • As holidays near, food stamp recipients face cut Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning.

  • Many fast-food workers living in poverty: Report Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Every time you go to a fast-food restaurant, you have a 1 in 5 chance of being served by a worker who's living in poverty.

  • 2 Walmart stores ransacked Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 7:30 PM ET
    2 Wal-Mart stores ransacked

    Consumers flocked to two Walmart stores that were processing transactions with EBT cards even though no money was being debited from the customers' accounts. CNBC's Seema Mody shares a video.

  • Walmart shelves emptied on EBT glitch Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Customers with EBT cards cleared shelves at Walmart stores in two Louisiana cities on Saturday night, KSLA News 12 reported.

  • Uncle Sam's spending problem? Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 7:44 PM ET
    Uncle Sam's spending problem?

    Uncle Sam posted a budget surplus last month of $17 billion. Does Washington still have a massive spending problem? Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan, share their opinions.

  • In Congress All Politics Getting Personal Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    In Congress All Politics Getting Personal

    A flurry of activity in Washington this week has sparked trash talk among members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, reports CNBC's John Harwood.