Topics: Economics and the economy

Another Farm Crisis?

Another farm crisis, as big as the one in the 1980s, could be coming, but this time there may be no ready help from the government.

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August 17, 2011

An Interview with Jan Probst

Jan Probst


The director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center discusses health inequities, rural obesity and what gives her work passion.

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August 17, 2011

The Toughest Time in a Long Time

Rural hospitals face a rough year ahead because of Medicaid cutbacks, continued economic hardships and decreasing federal aid.

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February 22, 2011

Too Much in Common With China

The Gini index, which reveals economic disparities, shows that the United States is now on par with Mexico and China.

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August 17, 2010

A Matter of Perspective

While the economic downturn may have been a little less noticeable in rural America, the capacity to fully participate in the recovery there is uncertain.

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February 12, 2010

Happy Days Are Here Again-or Not

Before it’s over, the recession could end up widening income disparities in the U.S., particularly in rural areas.

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November 24, 2009

Will Anyone Ring the Bull?

Reining in health care spending is a little like “ringing the bull”—necessary but difficult if the bull is already too big.

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August 21, 2009

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Rural America is starting to feel the full fury of the recession, but there are indications that the crisis may be abating.

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May 28, 2009