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Walmart Revises Profit Forecast Downward

Walmart says its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year adjusted earnings from continuing operations may come in at or slightly below the low end of its prior forecasts.

House Passes Long-Overdue Farm Bill

The House passes a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.

Farm Bill Deal Would Limit Food-Stamp Cuts

House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill that trims spending on food stamps for poor Americans by about 1 percent.

It's International Women's Day: How Does the U.S. Wage Gap Compare?

Happy International Women's Day, America: Overall, your women are doing pretty well. But when it comes to wage equality -- how much women earn compared to men -- the land of the free and the home of the brave ranks a startling 61st worldwide, behind nations like Madagascar, Cambodia and Guyana.

Safety Net Success Stories: Four Former 47%-ers Speak Out

On the heels of a leaked videotape in which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke harshly of those who pay no federal income tax, some now-successful Americans have been stepping up publicly to answer this question in the affirmative.

Has US Economy Bottomed Out? Census Suggests Yes

Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.

Digging Into the U.S. Budget: What We Spend, and How

Getting even a tentative handle on the multi-trillion dollar federal budget is no easy matter. Still, as the debate surrounding U.S. spending, taxes and the looming debt ceiling continues, it's worth asking: Exactly how does America spend all that cash, and what do the choices being debated really mean?

The Growing Threat of Food Insecurity in America

The Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as defines as "lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs at all times due to lack of financial resources." Record food stamp enrollment over the last two years suggests that food insecurity has only gotten worse.