The Cost of Living in NYC Continues to Rise

NEW YORK – The cost of living New York City continues to rise with residential real estate hitting record prices in 2017 according to a June 2017 report by Politico. According to a second quarter market report by real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman, the average price of owning a residential property in New York City has climbed 8% to the cost of $2.2 million. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New York City is currently set at $3,156 according to a May 2017 Report by Rent Jungle. “On…

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Budget Cuts to McGovern-Dole Food Aid Program

WASHINGTON: While President Donald Trump proposed the elimination of international food aid programs entirely, the U.S. House of Representatives’ 2018 agriculture budget has a milder reduction of $16 million from the 2017 budget. The McGovern-Dole program, introduced by former senators Bob Dole (R-Kan) and George McGovern (D-S.D.), was designed to reduce hunger while also educating children in food-deficient countries. In 2016, the program cost around $200 million and provided meals for over 2.2 million people in countries such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Malawi. “The entire time I was [in Ethiopia], I was thinking about the wonderful stuff…

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