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Rate Of Child Poverty Increases In SC

South Carolina still ranks better than only five states in the overall wellbeing of its children, according to the release of a national report.

07/22/2014

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Study: Wealthy And Impoverished Get Different Types Of Cancer

A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get.

05/28/2014

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Poverty In America: What It’s Like For A Child To Grow Up Poor

(CBS Charlotte) — In the United States, around 45 percent of children grow up in low-income households. Furthermore, over 20 percent of America’s children grow up living below the poverty line. Have you ever heard […]

12/15/2013

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Poverty In America: 20 Percent Of Americans Struggle To Afford Food

(CBS Charlotte) — According to a recent Gallup poll, 20 percent of Americans have struggled to put food on the table at some point during the past year. This is the third time in nearly […]

09/19/2013

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Poverty In America: The Psychology Of Being Poor

(CBS Charlotte) — For a person living in financial comfort, the daily stresses of making ends meet is not an issue — but for a person living in poverty, they cannot escape financial worry. Living […]

CBS Charlotte–08/13/2013

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Poverty In America: Why It’s Difficult To Climb Out Of Poverty

(CBS Charlotte) — For many Americans, making ends meet has become increasingly difficult — if not nearly impossible. For people who are not experiencing poverty, it’s hard to understand from the outside looking in how […]

CBS Charlotte–07/25/2013

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Poverty In America: How Do Americans Survive On Minimum Wage?

(CBS Charlotte) — In the United States, minimum wage can pay anywhere from $4 to $9 per hour. Have you ever wondered, how can people afford to live a normal life working a minimum wage […]

CBS Charlotte–07/06/2013

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Racism In America: Racism Is A Disease That Needs To Be Cured

(CBS Radio) — Racism is a thing of the past, right? In truth, racism is an issue that continues to plague our country — despite the fact that this is 2013, and the first initial […]

CBS Charlotte–05/24/2013

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S.C. Lawmaker Challenges Haley To Use Food Stamps

A South Carolina lawmaker is challenging Gov. Nikki Haley and the state’s DSS director to try to eat healthy foods on a food stamp budget for one week.

02/23/2013

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Could Enforcing Obamacare Result In A Negative Medicaid ‘Ripple Effect’?

If President Barack Obama is re-elected, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will stay, with much of the legislation therein taking effect by January of 2014. According to some experts, the results could be catastrophic for the nation’s Medicaid program – and the health of the American populace.

10/17/2012

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