WSJ video series: ‘Financial inclusion in America’

Nearly one-fourth of U.S. adults can't pay their monthly bills and have little or no access to a bank. In Tchula, Miss., many families struggle to make ends meet with a patchwork of jobs and high-interest loans. Community leaders and the town's only bank try to help, but the cycle

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A win-win-win solution for affordable housing

It's called an "accessory dwelling unit," and with a few changes to township and county building regulations, it could very well solve the Outer Banks' affordable housing crisis. It's good for current homeowners, too. For at least 10 years, Dare County has investigated ways to create affordable housing for seasonal

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The wealthy deficit

When it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy, Republicans, Libertarians, and Democrats in the working class have many reasons to come together. Cuts don't make financial sense, and the affluent already prosper at our expense. Perhaps enough is enough? The Senate Republicans' proposed bill to repeal and replace the

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Six lesser known but serious cuts in Trump’s budget

Much is being said about the cuts proposed in Donald Trump’s 2018 “Taxpayers First Budget,” particularly the 31.4% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency. Other cuts are also alarming, and The Washington Post enumerates six of the worst. Congress will have the final say, and lawmakers have already expressed opposition

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Lawrence O’Donnell: Trump budget ideas worry Republicans

The Trump administration on Monday proposed a $54 billion hike to military spending that would be paid for with steep cuts to domestic agencies, including the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. The budget blueprint won’t address ObamaCare repeal, tax reform, or entitlement reform, though Trump promised to share more during

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