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China Seeks To Curb Money Marriages

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Chinese experts said a top court decision on the fate of a house after a divorce is aimed at discouraging young women from “worshiping money.” The Chinese Supreme Court ruled a house will return to the possession of the person who owned it before the marriage in the case of […]

Couple Lose Legal Bid To Get Dog Back

OFFERTON, England, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A British judge tossed a lawsuit brought by couple who gave away their dachshund then sued for the canine’s return when the new owner refused to give it back. Gary Rowlinson, 55, of Offerton, England, told the Stockport county court hearing he was the legal owner of the dog, […]

Chinese Economist: ‘No Double-Dip Trend’

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (UPI) — There is no trend of a double-dip recession in the world economy, a senior Chinese economist told the annual China Bankers Forum 2011 in Beijing. Fan Gang, a former adviser to the Chinese central bank’s monetary policy committee, also said the turmoil in Western markets will not affect emerging economies […]

The Politics Of Outsourcing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Some of the nation’s biggest corporations are not up front about where their workforce lives because of politics, the head of a major U.S. trade group said. Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing said, “outsourcing has become a major lightening rod, and the media coverage they’re […]

Bloom Says Auto Bailout Was Needed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — White House consultant Ron Bloom said the U.S. automobile industry is healthier than expected with two of Detroit’s big firms having gone through bankruptcy. “The results are better than we had forecast. … The companies have done a better job on the cost side, on the product side, and on […]

Study: Doctors Overtest For Cervix Cancer

ATLANTA, Aug. 20 (UPI) — Most U.S. doctors still urge women to get tested every year for cervical cancer even though guidelines say many do not need them, a study says. Katherine Roland of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said data she studied from 2006 suggest a majority of doctors recommend annual Pap smears, […]

U.S. Cohabitation Rate Eclipses Divorce

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) — Cohabiting U.S. households with children are linked to increased instability in children’s lives and negative outcomes for children, researchers say. W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist in University of Virginia and director of the National Marriage Project, says the study is co-authored by 18 family scholars from leading institutions. “The […]

Four Ways To Live Longer Suggested

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) — U.S. adults can reduce their odds of dying prematurely if they adopt four healthy lifestyle behaviors, including quitting smoking, health officials say. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta came to that conclusion after analyzing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality […]

Tornado Rips ‘Canada’s Prettiest Town’

GODERICH, Ontario, Aug. 22 (UPI) — People in Goderich were picking up the pieces Monday, the day after a tornado hit the Ontario community of 8,000 whose motto is “Canada’s Prettiest Town.” The storm killed one man and injured about 40 other people. The Windsor Star reported Environment Canada said the twister that slammed Goderich […]

Kids Should Hold Cellphones Away From Head

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A New York non-profit group is urging parents to teach their children five simple rules to limit their exposure to cellphone radiation. “With a new school year upon us, the list of back-to-school supplies may include a new cellphone, typically one that has more power and can perform more […]

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