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Tips for managing personal finances

April 5, 2011
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The 401 (k) plans of most workers are worth less than they were a year ago. Review this checklist to help you make decisions about the future.

1. If you are just starting to save for retirement, invest a certain …

Boost for Community Colleges

April 5, 2011
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President Barack Obama wants to increase the amount of federal money going to community colleges. He would spend $12 billion over the next ten years.
The money is for:

  • $9 billion to increase student success
  • $2.5 billion for building and

Chief of NASA wants to go to Mars

April 5, 2011
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Chief of NASA wants to go to Mars

The new chief of NASA is Charles Bolden, Jr. President Obama chose him. He is 62 years old, a former astronaut and the first black-American to have the job.
He said his goal is to put Americans on the planet …

US Worker Green Cards are Down Sharply

April 5, 2011
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There are fewer jobs for foreign workers in the United States. The reason is the recession and high unemployment.
The number of applications for green cards dropped in 2008. It is still going down in 2009.
Employers sponsor foreign workers …

The government looks at the nation’s immigrants

April 5, 2011
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About 38 million people living in America were born in foreign countries. That is 13 percent of the nation’s population.
Immigrants come from all over the world:

  • 54  percent from Latin America
  • 27 percent from Asia
  • 13 percent from Europe

Air pollution may affect the IQ of children

April 5, 2011
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Air pollution may affect the IQ of children

The babies of women living in high air pollution neighborhoods may have lower IQs.
A study followed low-income pregnant women in the South Bronx and upper Manhattan. The women wore monitors during the last months of pregnancy. They lived in …

Racial differences among obese people

April 5, 2011
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There are differences in the number of people who are obese based on race and ethnic background.
A study showed

  • 36 percent of black Americans are obese
  • 29 percent of Hispanics are obese
  • 24 percent of whites are obese

Black …

Sports Drinks and Dehydration

April 5, 2011
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Dehydration happens when you do not drink enough water. During exercise, your body loses fluid. You must replace it for your body to work well.
A recent study of athletes ages 9 to 16 showed they did not drink enough …

Eating fish is good for your brain

April 5, 2011
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A new study shows that people eating fish may have less chance of dementia. Dementia is a loss of brain function.
The study was of a 15,000 people over 65 years of age living in China, India, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico …

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When Wealth Does Not Bring Health

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