Economy & Policy
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, has been through many changes over the years. And present-day SNAP has fairly elaborate rules to determine who’s eligible for benefits and how to calculate them. Find out whether you’re eligible and how to sign up.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was among this century’s most influential — and hotly debated — pieces of federal legislation. Learn the history of the legislation popularly called “Obamacare,” how the law has been implemented and modified since its passage, and preview what comes next for the ACA.
The gap between the wealthiest Americans and those struggling to get by on minimum wage is called income inequality, which is substantial and growing in the U.S. And economists say that’s bad news — not just for the poor but for all Americans. But what causes it, and how can we fix it?
The housing choice voucher program, formerly known as Section 8, is the federal government’s biggest housing assistance program. It aims to make decent, safe, and sanitary housing available to those who can’t afford to pay market prices. Here’s a look at how it works and how you can apply.
In the early days of the stock market, there wasn’t enough oversight. Since the 1930s, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has had its hands full. FINRA is a private organization that helps to regulate the industry. Read on to learn what FINRA does and how it protects everyday investors.