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Food Stamps

  • 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

    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

    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."

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

    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?