2011 poverty rate stable, first time in 3 years

Frances Williams is packing fresh produce that will

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Frances Williams is packing fresh produce that will be given out to needy people at the LI Council of Churches' food pantry. (Sept. 10, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

The national poverty rate remained virtually unchanged in 2011 from the prior year -- the first stabilization in three years -- while median household income continued to slide, the U.S. Census Bureau said in its annual report Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans without health insurance in 2011 declined from the year before, the bureau said.

The 2011 poverty rate was 15...

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