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  1. Food Stamp Cutbacks Take Effect Today

    More than 47 million Americans will lose food money starting Nov. 1, with a family of four receiving $36 less per month. That may not seem like a lot, but try feeding four mouths on less than $635 a month, proponents of the program say. Charities are gearing up for a greater demand. But the cuts may not end here: food stamps fall under the national farm bill, which Congress is still debating. Experts predict the overall economy will feel a pinch from less spending at the grocery store, too.

    Sources: NYT, CNN, NPR

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