Migrant News: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

July 27, 2014
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Migrant News: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

The Good – Religious groups are flocking to aid migrant children.

Clergy in America are supporting humane treatment for migrant children. As one said, “How do we want to be remembered? For yelling and screaming for the children to go back? Or for using our traditions to have compassion and love for the lives of God’s children?

The opposition of residents of Murrieta, CA to the buses carrying migrant children shocked...

Workers Walkout When Boss is Fired!

July 27, 2014
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Workers Walkout When Boss is Fired!

Workers and managers at a Massachusetts supermarket chain walked off the job. They left because the boss was fired.  The firing was the result of a long time family feud.

The company is called Market Basket. It is a popular chain with 71 stores and...

Money Management for Young Workers

July 27, 2014
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Money Management for Young Workers

Young men and women who start working should start thinking about money.

Below are recommendations from the experts:

Set a budget. Write down your goals. Enter them into an app, such as Intuit or Mint, for tracking. Getting your goals on paper and in the computer makes...

Workers Want Say in More Flexible, More Certain Work Hours

July 20, 2014
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Workers Want Say in More Flexible, More Certain Work Hours

The Great Recession began in 2007. It is over, but the damage it did remains. Nowhere is the damage greater than in the number of workers working part-time.

More than...

Dads Are As Important As Moms Are

July 20, 2014
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Dads Are As Important As Moms Are

In the past, fathers were not talked about much in books on “how to” raise children. The mother was the important person.

That changed when more women went to work....

Basketball Superstars Announce Where They Will Play

July 20, 2014
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Basketball Superstars Announce Where They Will Play

The World Cup is over.

It is the middle of the baseball season. Football will not start until the fall. Professional basketball is ever further off. Why are we talking...

Government Trying to Stem Surge at Border

July 13, 2014
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Government Trying to Stem Surge at Border

President Obama is trying to change the momentum at the border. Children are entering the country without their parents. U.S. law says they must be taken care of. They...

Looking for Surrogate Mothers in the United States

July 13, 2014
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Looking for Surrogate Mothers in the United States

What is a surrogate mother? A surrogate mother carries the fertilized egg of the genetic biological mother and father.  The biological parents of the infant become the parents of...

Germany Wins World Cup

July 13, 2014
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Germany Wins World Cup

The World Cup ended yesterday in a glorious final.

Germany prevailed over Argentina 1-0.

Mario Goetze scored the game winner in the second half of extra time. It was only minutes...

In Brief

Do Back Pain Drugs Work?

Do the drugs work?  Tylenol, Anacin and Panadol are part of the acetaminophen family of drugs. Acetaminophens are used around the world. They are...

A Spoonful of Medicine May be Too Much

What is it going to be: a milliliter, a milligram, a teaspoon, a tablespoon, a dropper?

Every year about 10,000 people contact a poison center....

Reducing Your Digital Costs

We have become addicted to being online and in touch. Collecting, streaming and downloading movies, music, TV shows and photos is simple. But is...

Look Again at Credit Card Offers

The news is good and bad. Credit card companies are sending consumers a minefield of offers. The number of offers is skyrocketing. That is...

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