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December 08, 2014
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Group Takes On Payday Lending to Help Low-Income Workers

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Some nonprofits say that payday lenders help keep people in poverty. The industry says that it is the only source of credit for many people.

The Mississippi Center for Justice, an advocacy group that operates in the country’s poorest state, has a bird’s-eye view of the factors that contribute to poverty. And poor people can’t get ahead, it argues, if they are using financial...

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