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USDA Moves to Tighten Restrictions on Food Stamps

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The U.S. Department of A...
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Jerry Brown: Cal Democrats Likely Will Overspend

SACRAMENTO — Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped make his party even more powerful in California during the last eight years and now, less than a month before leaving office, he predicts that dominance will make...
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US Mortgage Rates Slipped This Week

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates slipped this week, reflecting the stock market decline and rush by investors to Treasury notes. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on th...