Food Stamps


  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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."

  • 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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.

  • House Rejects Farm Bill, 62 Republicans Vote No Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    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.

  • A Low-Wage US Contractor Just Cooked Your Burger Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    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     Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    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     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    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?     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    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.