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Free EBT? California R&B Artist Chapter Jackson Talks About Welfare Abuse [INTERVIEW]

The recent 'feeding frenzy' at the Springhill and Mansfield Walmarts have sparked outrage about people abusing the food stamp system by taking advantage of Walmart's good will.

But two years ago, California musician Chapter Jackson put a music video on YouTube entitled 'EBT' the described how some people in California take advantage of the welfare system there.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 358,000

Applications for US unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000 last week, though the figure was distorted for the second straight week by California's efforts to clear backlogged claims.

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EBT Shoppers Stormed Walmart For ‘Free Food’, Walmart Pays

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services says taxpayers will not be responsible for the Walmart feeding frenzies in Springhill and Mansfield after a food stamp glitch.

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Sen. Corker Says Parties Need To Be on ‘Same Page’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Republican says there's plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of default.

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Louisiana Tech Offers Business Pitch Competition

Do you have a great business idea?  This may be your chance to get some feedback on your idea by Louisiana Tech's Technology Business Development Center.

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Reasons Gasoline Prices Vary In Communities

Gasoline prices have been falling across the country and here in the Ark-la-tex, prices are nearing $3.00 per gallon.  

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Seattle Mayor Would Support Minimum Wage Above $15

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says he would support a minimum wage above $15 an hour.

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Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Tick Up to 308K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose just 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 308,000, hovering near six-year lows. The tiny increase suggests companies are still cutting very few jobs.

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Hot Springs National Park Closure Will Affect Tourism

The partial federal government affects many communities through the furloughs of hundreds of thousands of government employees.

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U.S. Home Prices Rise Over 12 Percent

U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains.

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