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8 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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3 Lessons For Building Tech for Low-Income Americans

Jimmy Chen, a Significance Labs Fellow, is building a mobile website to help people apply for food stamps, or more officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 21% of the population of New York City, a total of 1.76 million people, receive SNAP benefits. 40,000 people apply in the city every month. Chen wants to make that process easier.

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JUL 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Fast Food Workers Vow Civil Disobedience

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered in a convention in center in suburban Chicago to discuss the future of a campaign that has spread ...

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JUL 26, 2014 - Business Insider

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People In New York City And The Midwest Aren't Very Happy

Happiness is not equally distributed across the United States. A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by Harvard economics professor Edward Glaeser, University of British Columbia economics professor Joshua Gottlieb, and Harvard graduate student Oren Ziv tracks how people's self-perceived happiness varies among American cities. The researchers used data from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ...

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JUL 25, 2014 - New York Post

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Millionaires are taking over New York City: survey

Millionaires are taking Manhattan. New York is set to become the leading home of high net-worth individuals — surpassing Tokyo to have more millionaires than any other city in the...

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JUL 25, 2014 - USA Today

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