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COVID-19 Infections and Deaths Increase With Higher Income Inequality, Study Finds

The data shows that “high levels of income inequality harm population health, irrespective of racial or ethnic composition.”

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‘I Have No Savings’: What It’s Like to Be a Low-Wage Retail Worker in Georgia

“Even though I'm a manager since I'm only part-time, I don't qualify for any benefits, so I have to pay out of pocket for things like health and dental insurance, but I don't actually make enough money to afford it.”

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Biden Could Save Taxpayers $2.6 Billion if He Pulls the Plug on Border Wall

When the president-elect assumes office, his administration will be allowed to terminate or modify contracts with the construction firms building the wall.

A rise in the federal minimum wage would benefit low-wage workers across the country, including those in the retail industry.
Georgia Voters Hold the Key to Raising the Minimum Wage. Here Are Five Things You Need to Know.

Georgia’s state minimum wage is only $5.15 per hour and the federal numbers aren’t much better. Biden has pledged to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, but he needs a Democratic-led Senate to do so.

Will Joe Biden agree to cancel a portion of student loans for some borrowers? Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Student Loan Debt Is Ruining Lives. Can We Just Cancel It?

About 45 million borrowers in the US collectively owe $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, a burden that has left millennials worse off than their parents, delayed marriages and children, widened the racial wealth gap, and had devastating mental health consequences.

Student loan payment moratorium ends on Dec. 31. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Moratorium on Student Loan Payments Ends Dec. 31—Three Weeks Before Biden Becomes President

Over the weekend, the Department of Education began reminding borrowers via texts and email that their monthly payments will resume on Jan. 1.

What it's like to be a low-wage worker in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Workers Barely Scraping by on an ‘Offensive’ Base Wage of $2.83 Per Hour

"It's really stressful, because being in the service industry, you rely so much on tips to make your money and it's very inconsistent."