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  • 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 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.

  • 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?

    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

    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.

  • The House rejected a five-year farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad requirements on those receiving them.

  • People hold signs during a protest for better wages for fast food workers.

    Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?

  • Food Stamp Usage Up

    Food stamp usage in America has gone up 70 percent since 2008. Art Laffer, Laffer Investments; Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum, discuss.

  • Americans on Food Stamps Continues Rise

    Despite a drop in the jobless rate, and a soaring stock market, the number of Americans on food stamps continues to rise. Guy Benson, TownHall.com and Emily Sussman, Former Young Democrats of America executive director, discuss.

  • Govt. Benefits Fueling Poverty?

    More than 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line. Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago Professor of Economics; Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine; Katie Burke, Edelman; Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and Morgan Brittany Townhall columnist, provide perspective.

  • Growth Ahead? Jobs, Policy & More

    Discussing what's holding back growth in the markets, with Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.

  • Jobless Rate Down, Food Stamps Up

    Caroline May, Daily Caller political reporter, discusses why the number of people applying for food stamps is increasing despite a drop in the nation's unemployment rate, with Margie Omero, democratic strategist.

  • USA: Food Stamp Nation?

    Is America on the path to welfare and government dependency, or is there a future of free market capitalism? Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," and radio talk show host, discusses the impact of the U.S. depending on the government.

  • Welfare Spending Soars Under Obama

    A new study from the Congressional Research Service finds that federal spending on welfare has increased 33 percent since 2008. Larry Kudlow is outraged!

  • Trillion Dollar Welfare Nation

    CNBC Contributor Robert Costa weighs in on the Romney Camp's efforts in Florida today; and a CRS report says the Federal and State Governments combined have spent almost $1.03 trillion on welfare, with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president, and CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein.

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    The number of Americans on food stamps hit a record high in June.