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2014-05-07 11:05:54

Although the United States is spending more on welfare than ever before, most of that money is going to better-off families rather than the very poorest. Robert A. Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, found that the U.S. has gotten more generous over time in supporting low-income families, spending 74 percent more inflation-adjusted dollars on welfare programs in 2007 than in 1975. But for the 2.5 million single parent families with the...

2014-05-05 11:20:07

Experts gather at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting to discuss consequences of childhood poverty -- and potential solutions Pediatricians, social scientists, economists and policy experts will come together on Saturday, May 3, to discuss the critical problem that childhood poverty presents in the U.S. – and steps to end poverty. The group will take part in a state-of the-art plenary session titled 'Childhood Poverty and Its Consequences: Potential Solutions," at the Pediatric...

2014-05-04 23:01:37

Debt Consolidation USA lists down the top 5 influencers on consumer spending. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2014 In an article published last April 30, 2014, Debt Consolidation USA lists down the top 5 spending influences in a consumer’s life. The article titled “5 Spending Influences You Need To Be Familiar With” points out that during the course of time, consumers are exposed to different triggers that can influence the spending habit. This plays a big part in...

2014-05-01 12:28:20

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This report provides data on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The "near-poor" are people with family income between 100 and 125 percent of the poverty thresholds, allowing for a full examination of the low-income population. The...

2014-04-28 23:12:21

Is there a Bill currently before the New Jersey Legislature which would invalidate Restrictive Covenants and Non-Disclosure Agreements for unemployed individuals who are eligible to receive unemployment benefits? (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Pozzuolo Rodden P.C., Philadelphia Business Law Lawyers, announces the release of the question of the month: "Is there a Bill currently before the New Jersey Legislature which would invalidate Restrictive Covenants and Non-Disclosure Agreements for...

Blowing Bubbles Just Went High-Tech With Images And Scents
2014-04-24 08:39:02

[ Watch the Video: SensaBubble - A Chrono-Sensory Mid-Air Display Of Sight And Smell ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Surely everyone remembers blowing bubbles as a child, one of the simplest forms of pleasure for kids everywhere. Even today, the stressors of modern technology can seem so distant when in the presence of simple, spherical pockets of soapy air. However, one group of scientists is taking simplicity out of the equation and adding technological...

2014-04-23 04:21:02

Finalists from field of 155 applicants are in the running to receive a total of EUR 9 million; Cities will convene at Bloomberg "Ideas Camp," refine and resubmit proposals in summer NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today revealed the 21 European cities that have emerged as final contenders in its 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life, and that ultimately can...

2014-04-21 23:04:46

Local dentist joins other leading colleagues at conference to analyze and take active action against one of the major sources of economic destruction. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Ruben Albarracin, Office Manager of Liliana Gonzalez DDS PA & Associates Family Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, joined other leading dentists and their executive staff from across America. They gathered at MGE: Management Experts in Florida on March 26, 2014 to analyze and take active...

2014-04-18 23:05:04

“Savvy preparation strategy is the most crucial step in success,” says Les Garnas, businessman, APP creator and advisor. Haverford, PA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Twenty years ago, getting a job was mostly a matter of looking through ads to see what local businesses had to offer you. For many, it was simple as that. Not anymore. Getting a job today is much more difficult: Government tracking statistics show that jobless rates, while down considerably from highs of almost 10% in 2010,...

2014-04-17 12:26:02

New Workopolis report reveals greater employee turnover, multiple career paths, and tips for breaking through the 11-second resume scan TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are spending less and less time in their jobs, with only 30 per cent staying at any one job for more than four years, compared to 60 per cent in 2002, according to the latest THINKOPOLIS report from Workopolis. In addition to shorter tenure times we're also changing jobs more frequently; 48 per cent of...


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