Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

  • “Federally extended benefits, which may last for up to 47 weeks, kick in after a jobless worker has exhausted state unemployment benefits, which last up to 26 weeks.” For the unemployed, no reprieve on budget cuts (CNN)
  • “Advocates claim there is not enough public and low-income housing to accommodate the hundreds who have relied on FEMA-subsidized hotel rooms for the past six months.” Thousands still homeless after Sandy (rt.com)
  • “For the poor living in poor countries, particularly the profoundly unstable ones, gains have been harder-fought and slower, a trend that the World Bank’s own economists describe as worrisome” Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? (New York Times)

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