Mike Moen http://wvasfm.org en Food Stamp Cuts Leave Rural Areas, And Their Grocers, Reeling http://wvasfm.org/post/food-stamp-cuts-leave-rural-areas-and-their-grocers-reeling One recent evening, some shoppers at the Countryside Market in Belvidere, Ill., were loading up on staples, like milk and eggs. Others, like Meghan Collins, were trying to plan Thanksgiving on a newly tightened budget.<p>"My work has been cut," says Collins. "I'm working half the hours I used to work. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:53:00 +0000 Mike Moen 38444 at http://wvasfm.org Food Stamp Cuts Leave Rural Areas, And Their Grocers, Reeling Is It Too Soon To Worry About Holiday Retail Sales? http://wvasfm.org/post/it-too-soon-worry-about-holiday-retail-sales The calendar says October, but retailers and economists are already analyzing the holiday shopping season. With budget battles gripping Washington and an economy that's still recovering, there are mixed feelings about how far shoppers will open their wallets. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:50:00 +0000 Mike Moen 36399 at http://wvasfm.org