Stories by Hope Yen

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Regulators seek payday loan reform

Regulators are weighing their options to improve the payday loan process, despite limited control over state regulations.
By Hope Yen

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages

WASHINGTON - Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound.
By Hope Yen

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Federal government failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

WASHINGTON - The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination, congressional investigators say.
By Hope Yen

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

More working-age Americans are on food stamps

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps - a switch from just a few years ago.
By Hope Yen

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Work inequality still worries women

WASHINGTON - Young Amer­ican women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds.
By Hope Yen

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Poverty rate stuck at 15 percent

WASHINGTON - The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an ...
By Hope Yen

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

National employment gap grows

The gap in employment rates between rich and poor are at widest levels in records dating back a decade.
By Hope Yen

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Mailing a letter to cost a penny more in 2013

WASHINGTON - The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, including a 1-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail to 46 cents.
By Hope Yen

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer jobs not held by 7 in 10 teens

Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs from June to August. The decline has been particularly sharp since 2000.
By Hope Yen

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Administration fights measure

WASHINGTON --- As federal judges order more reporters to disclose their confidential sources, news organizations are pinning their hopes on congressional passage of a media shield bill seen by the ...
By Hope Yen
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