Nearly 2 Million Homes, Businesses Still Without Power After East Coast Storm

VOA Nearly 2 million households and businesses remained without power Saturday on the U.S. East Coast after a heavy storm system brought rain, snow and hurricane-force winds to states from Maine, where the governor declared a state of emergency, all the
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U.S. Homeownership High Among Foreign-Born

The rate of home ownership is high among the foreign-born living in the United States, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. More than half (52 percent) of foreign-born householders owned their homes in 2011, according to the study. In contrast, about two-thirds (67 (more...)

Federal Reserve Supports U.S., Global Recovery

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
The U.S. central bank is taking extra steps to support the country’s “frustratingly slow” economic recovery, says Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. “The Federal Reserve is providing additional monetary accommodation to achieve its dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability,” Bernanke (more...)

Philadelphia: ‘This Town Is a Mystery’

This September, the residents of four Philadelphia households will open their homes to audiences and perform in the premiere of Headlong Dance Theater’s This Town Is A Mystery. Headlong has selected a diverse group of households, chosen from over forty applications in a citywide open call for (more...)

Do You Have Enough Food?

"Nearly one in four U.S. households with children struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010", according to a new report released in August by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The analysis separately examines food hardship rates – (more...)

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