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Sep 6, 2011

Dismal summer for teen jobs may scar young Americans

, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Teenagers hung out on
street corners and on the steps of boarded-up buildings in
impoverished downtown Newburgh one blisteringly hot August day
this year.

With the economy still in the doldrums and government
summer work programs losing funding, there was little for them
to do in this town about 60 miles north of New York City.

Aug 22, 2011

USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren’t enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son.

Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans who survive because of government handouts in what has rapidly become a food stamp nation.

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      "Kristina Cooke is an investigative reporter based in San Francisco. Before joining Reuters, she worked at CNN International and The Economist's "World In" journal. She studied International Relations and History at the London School of Economics and grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany. Write to Kristina: Follow her on Twitter: @kristinacooke"
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