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Fed Chairman Defends Purchase Of Government Debt, Downplays Inflation Fears

The head of the Federal Reserve has defended the central bank’s decision to buy about $600 billion in government debt in an effort to improve the nation’s economy. 

Low Sodium Levels Are Associated With Increased Falls Among The Elderly, Study Finds

Scientists from the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands have discovered that older adults who have decreased levels of sodium in their blood are at an increased risk to experience a fall and suffer a fracture. This is true even among adults who have only mildly decreased levels of sodium. 

Assange Says Obama Should Resign If Illegal Spying Is Found To Be True

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called for President Barack Obama’s resignation if it can be proven that Obama approved illegal spying techniques. 

House Censures Rangel For Financial Misconduct

Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has become the 23rd House member in the nation’s history to be censured, after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of the formal reprimand on Dec. 2. 

FTC Proposes Online Protection Mechanism

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked Congress to consider approving an online privacy measure. 

Highly Caffeinated Drinks Produce Slower Responses, Scientists Find

In the wake of the increasing popularity of energy drinks, researchers from Northern Kentucky University recently conducted a study to examine the effects that these sugary and highly caffeinated drinks have on the younger population — especially college students. 

Jobless Rate Rises In November

The national unemployment rate climbed to a seven-month high in November, according to the latest Labor Department report. 

Nearly Four In Five Americans Believe Nation Is In Recession, Poll Says

A recent survey reveals that 79 percent of Americans believe that the United States is still in a recession. 

Vitamin D Recommendations Tripled

On Nov. 20, the Institute of Medicine released a report that said Americans from 9 to 70 need 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D a day. That recommendation triples the previous recommended dietary allowance of 200 IUs. The report also stated that those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs. 

Sessions Says Reid’s DREAM Act Motives Create ‘Chaotic Situation’

Republican leaders are venting frustration after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) placed a new version of a controversial immigration law on the legislative calendar without an official hearing to discuss the bill. 

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