Social Welfare
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President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the U.S. minimum wage higher than $7.25 an hour – the rate it’s been for four years. Half of the U.S. population won’t have to wait: They live in places where the bottom rate is already higher than that. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said income inequality has increased in recent years because of the rising importance of a college degree and advanced skills for U.S. employers. more
Growth in the number of homeless people over age 50 is the latest trend in Rhode Island and across the country that Crossroads Rhode Island believes warrants both attention and action. more
Martin Sinnott, the top executive at a Houston-based international nonprofit, has been chosen to lead Child & Family, a social service agency. more
The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless issued Rhode Island a grade of C+ for its progress on the Opening Doors Rhode Island Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. more
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Tuesday that it will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships, an annual program intended to stimulate solutions to the state’s challenges. more
Hair, breast milk and eggs are doubling as ATM machines for some cash-strapped Americans such as April Hare. more
Rhode Island’s state exemption laws, which protect a debtor’s essential income and property from seizure by creditors, scored a “C” in a National Consumer Law Center report published Thursday. more
The ascent to dazzling affluence achieved by fictional farm boy Jay Gatsby is becoming increasingly less plausible, posing risks for U.S. economic prospects, studies show. more
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island has named Kathleen Cloutier as the nonprofit’s new executive director. more
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