POVERTY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POVERTY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-percent-rate-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-percent-rate-2013.html.csp">Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation’s economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. The decrease in the poverty rate was attributed to the growth in year-round employment by 2.8 million jobs in the Unite...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584204042014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420404@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:46:45 MDT L.A. Daily News: Classrooms key battlefields in War on Poverty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351438-82/poverty-business-california-leaders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351438-82/poverty-business-california-leaders.html.csp">L.A. Daily News: Classrooms key battlefields in War on Poverty</a></h4>