The drop in participation in the federal food stamp program is widespread; some 47 states have seen cuts in their rolls.
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.
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.
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.
Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
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.
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.
CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses whether potential Steve Ballmer successor EVP of cloud and enterprise at Microsoft Satya Nadella can make the company stronger.
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.
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.
David Dillon discusses his company's strategy to keep prices low while still creating shareholder value.
Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?