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Poverty is literally making people sick

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Atlantic: People with low incomes are 27% more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia.

 

NSA could access offline computers

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BBC: The U.S. National Security Agency could have used "secret technology" to transmit data from computers not connected to the Internet.

 

Income influences how women view marriage

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Atlantic: Statistics show that low-income women often face economic challenges if they choose to stay single.

 

December consumer spending rose

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reuters: U.S. consumer spending in December rose more than expected.

 

Congress unveils $1.1 trillion spending bill

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reuters: Lawmakers unveiled a spending bill that aims to prevent another government shutdown and boost funding of military and domestic programs.

 

Sports cars with green standards in Detroit

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Reuters: Sexy sports cars are now being outfitted to counter concerns about energy and the environment.

 

Groupon purchases ideeli

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Monday, January 13, 2014

USA Today: Groupon has acquired the flash sales fashion site, ideeli, to expand its apparel sector.

 

December weakest month for U.S. job growth

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Reuters: Employers hired the fewest number of workers at the end of 2013.

 

Target data breach affected 70 million

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Friday, January 10, 2014

BBC: The retailer says personal data was stolen from 70 million customers — 30 million more than first reported.

 

New Jersey governor to meet with press

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Reuters: Governor Chris Christie will hold a news conference today to discuss the scandal involving Christie's staff and the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, NJ.

 

Fatality from bird flu confirmed in Canada

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

BBC: An Alberta resident has died from the H5N1 avian influenza strain, becoming the first fatal case in North America.

 

China lifts ban on foreign game consoles

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

BBC: The move paves the way for firms such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to enter a lucrative market.

 

More jobs added than expected in U.S.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WSJPrivate-sector payrolls rose by 238,000 in December, the highest gain since November 2012.

 
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