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Census: Happy Marriages In North Dakota, Minority Babies Nearly Half Of All Born

The U.S. Census, in a first of its kind report, has named North Dakota as the top place in the country for successful marriages, reports the Daily Mail. The article notes that States in the South and West often have higher numbers of reported marriages (19 per 1000), though a record number of those also end in divorce (10 per 1000).

Bernanke Holds Back On New Initiatives

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug. 26 (UPI) — U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the Fed would hold back on adding stimulus to overcome a sluggish economy. In a key speech at the Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Bernanke said the economy was recovering at a pace that was slower than expected, […]

Second Quarter GDP Revised Lower

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The Commerce Department Friday revised the U.S. real gross domestic product for the second quarter down to an annual rise of 1 percent. The preliminary estimate released a month ago pegged U.S. economic growth quarter-to-quarter at 1.3 percent. The Commerce Department, however, held onto its first-quarter GDP estimate of 0.4 […]

Corporations On Roll During Slump

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Corporate profits remain high while the U.S. economy struggles, the Commerce Department said Friday. The Bureau of Economic Analysis said corporate profits jumped by $57.3 billion in the second quarter after climbing by $19 billion in the previous quarter. The Commerce Department also said the economy grew at a sluggish […]

Markets Mixed On Bernanke Speech

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) — U.S. markets posted solid gains Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was in a wait-and-see mode concerning economic policy. Bernanke declined to announce a third round of quantitative easing, a program of buying securities that is also known as printing money, but did say […]

Dad Flees Foreclosure, Leaving Son

LAKEVILLE, Minn., Aug. 26 (UPI) — Investigators are trying to find a Minnesota architect facing foreclosure who left his 11-year-old son behind when he fled the state. Steven Alexander Cross, 60, has been charged with misdemeanor child neglect, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday. His son, Sebastian, is in foster care and is expected […]

Israel Seeks To Buy U.S. Equipment In Iraq

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Israel’s Defense Ministry is negotiating with the Pentagon to buy U.S. military equipment in Iraq that’s due to be shelved as surplus or sold as the last contingent of U.S. forces prepared to withdraw. The Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli military “is looking to renew its aging […]

Stigma Attached To Cosmetic Surgery, Botox

TORONTO, Aug. 25 (UPI) — There is a stigma to invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox or cosmetic surgery — specifically, some think it is vain, Canadian researchers say. Lead author Alison Chasteen, an associate professor of the University of Toronto, says younger adults are more negative than older adults about using anti-aging methods. “These […]

Men Pack On Pounds After Divorce

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Men tend to have a large weight gain after a divorce, but for women, the risk of a large weight gain was most likely after marriage, U.S. researchers found. “Clearly, the effect of marital transitions on weight changes differs by gender,” lead author Dmitry Tumin, a doctoral student in […]

Rebels Find Condoleezza Rice Photos

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Libyan rebels ransacking Moammar Gadhafi’s compound said they found a photo album filled with pictures of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The rebels, who took control of the compound in Tripoli Tuesday, said Rice’s image appears on every page of the album, which includes pictures of the […]

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