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Nation’s poor at 49.7M, higher than official rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says there are about 3 million more poor people in the United States than its official count shows. The Census Bureau’s official rate that came out in September showed that […]

11/06/2013

In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Sen. Ayotte wants health care ‘time out’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator is calling for a “time out” in the implementation of President Barack Obama’s new health care program. New Hampshire’s Sen. Kelly Ayotte tells “CBS This Morning” that with […]

11/04/2013

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Gay rights legislation gains bipartisan support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that would bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or […]

11/02/2013

In a photo taken Monday Oct. 28, 2013, in Portsmouth, N.H., Deborah Lielasus poses behind her computer with the national health insurance enrollment website. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

New faces of health overhaul: Still all smiles

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — After seeing its HealthCare.gov cover girl go from stock photo to laughingstock, the Obama administration is considering using pictures of people who’ve successfully purchased insurance instead. The photo of a smiling […]

11/01/2013

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College prices appear to be moderating

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s some good news on college tuition. Yes, the cost has gone up — but not as much in the past. For in-state students at a four-year public college or university, published […]

10/22/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers’ tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — […]

10/18/2013

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Brokers simplify, confuse health exchange shopping

This month’s glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek […]

10/14/2013

A US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donors chip in to help programs hurt by shutdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain — and so are the people who depend on their services. For 16-year-old […]

10/12/2013

AP graphic shows median household income by state and U.S. trend since 1970.

Census: No sign of economic rebound for many in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not […]

09/19/2013

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US poverty rate remains stuck at 15 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 46.5 million Americans — or […]

09/17/2013

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