Archive for February, 2011
New data from the United States Commerce Department reveals that the economy grew at a slower rate than experts had originally predicted for the fourth quarter of 2010.
President Barack Obama’s administration has announced that it will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which is a Federal law that defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman.
With a government shutdown looming if Congress and the President can’t agree on a budget by March 4, a majority of Americans are hoping that the two political parties can meet in the middle.
Today, I’m continuing a two-part series on the Top 10 lies and half-truths about urban survival. The point isn’t to convince people living in rural areas to move into the city. It’s to get people, no matter where they live, to put a plan in place to increase their chances of surviving short-, medium- and long-term disasters right where they are.
Scenes like those playing out in Madison, Wis., with tens of thousands protesting efforts to reduce State budget deficits, may well soon come to your State capital. States are broke and their budgets are imperiled. Years of living beyond their means, of spending like there’s no tomorrow, of borrowing to fund profligacy and of providing obscene benefits to government workers have caught up with State finances.
Can you tell me about secure retirement avenues as far as pulling money out and buying gold. Won’t there be heavy tax penalties? Will it be worth it to pull it out now and pay the taxes or leave it and hope that things don’t crash before they are of age? Should we be buying gold and silver now while waiting on the 401K?
A study that was recently published in the journal Anticancer Research suggests that current recommendations for vitamin D intake — about 600 international units (IU), according to the National Institutes of Health — are inadequate to prevent cancer.
The people of Egypt forced their president to resign. They were angry because Hosni Mubarak couldn’t get the economy to grow, ignored or punished those who opposed him, defied court rulings that said his edicts were unconstitutional, exploited class differences, and tried to curb or control communications, including the Internet.