Finance heads urged to boost fight against food insecurity

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged world finance leaders Tuesday to “get concrete” as they look for ways to combat a looming crisis over food insecurity around the globe that Russia’s war in Ukraine has made even worse.

Study: Child poverty rising after tax credit expires

The number of children in America living in poverty jumped dramatically after just one month without the expanded child tax credit payments, according to a new study. Advocates fear the lapse in payments could unravel what they say were landmark achievements in poverty reduction.

California’s poor face new dilemma: inflation

California has the nation’s highest poverty rate, COVID-19 has hit poor families the hardest and they must now contend with escalating inflation of living costs.

How Fed hikes could affect mortgages, car loans, card rates

Will mortgage rates go up? How about car loans? Credit cards? How about those nearly invisible rates on bank CDs — any chance of getting a few dollars more?

Americans are spending but inflation casts pall over economy

Americans are doing the main thing that drives the U.S. economy — spending — but accelerating inflation is casting a pall.