Poverty

Poverty

Slice of Mississippi population that lacks a bank account is growing

Even as national trends improved, the portion of households in Mississippi classified as ‘unbanked’ — those without a bank account — rose last year. The state, however, did notch improvement in the percentage of ‘underbanked’ — people who used payday loans and similar high-interest instruments.

White House update on efforts to return Austin Tice

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Robert C. O'Brien speaks at the National Press Club about his role working with foreign governments and U.S. reporters to return captured journalist Austin Tice, November 13, 2018.