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Low-income microloan program expanded

It’s going to be easier for county residents with lower incomes to get a small loan to help with unexpected expenses, now that Community Action Pioneer Valley has expanded its short-term, no-interest loan program. With the help of Greenfield Savings Bank, the anti-poverty agency announced Friday that residents of Franklin …

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Literacy leaders: no input sought before job cut

BELOIT – Leaders of the Beloit Literacy for Life initiative and Nutrition and Health Associates are upset over the School District of Beloit’s decision to eliminate the job of Director of Early Literacy Rachelle Elliott. Leaders told the Beloit Daily News their objections relate to the elimination coming as a …

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How J.P. Morgan Is Fighting The Racial Wealth Gap In America

Wealth is an important way for Americans to obtain economic opportunities, yet many studies show that wealth is not equally distributed among African Americans and their counterparts.  According to the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, the median net worth for Black American families is $17,600, and nearly one in …

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