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For Baby Boomers, Lessons In Financial Basics

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Eggs labeled as cash, investments and savings.


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The oldest of the baby boomers came of age in the 1960s and are beginning to retire. Their younger cohorts are still putting kids through college and building careers. Baby boomers are a giant portion of ...

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Wanna Play? Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research

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Daniel Berger, a researcher at MIT, traced these neurons using the EyeWire game.Enlarge image i

Daniel Berger, a researcher at MIT, traced these neurons using the EyeWire game.


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Four Things To Know About The Next Big Budget Battle

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Congress has until March 27 to pass a Continuing Resolution. If it doesn't, the government will run out of money and will likely shut down.

Congress has until March 27 to pass a Continuing Resolution. If it doesn’t, the government will run out of money and will likely shut down.

Your Child’s Fat, Mine’s Fine: Rose-Colored Glasses And The Obesity Epidemic

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A promo image depicting a parent's perception of his child's weight.Enlarge image i


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Selling Kids On Veggies When Rules Like ‘Clean Your Plate’ Fail

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Experts say that positive encouragements work better than dinnertime rules like no second helpings to get kids to eat some foods.

Experts say that positive encouragements work better than dinnertime rules like “no second helpings” to get kids to eat some foods.


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Palestinians Still Feel The Squeeze Of The Restictions On Gaza

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A Palestinian laborer works at a construction site of a residential project funded by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Mar. 21, 2012.Enlarge image i

A Palestinian laborer works at a construction site of ...

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‘Tomb Raider’ Makes The Case For Old-Fashioned Console Gaming

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The Tomb Raider video game franchise started in 1996. The latest version of the game starring Lara Croft (a character played by Angelina Jolie in film adaptations) is being released Tuesday.Enlarge image i

The Tomb Raider video game franchise started in 1996. The latest version of the ...

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Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Mali

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In this image from video, Mokhtar Belmokhtar claims responsibility for a deadly attack on a BP gas facility in Algeria. The Chadian military reported its forces had killed him in a raid in Mali on Saturday.Enlarge image i

In this image from video, Mokhtar Belmokhtar claims responsibility ...

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After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight

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Demonstrators carry a mock pipeline as they pass the White House to protest the Keystone Pipeline, in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18, 2012.Enlarge image i

Demonstrators carry a mock pipeline as they pass the White House to protest the Keystone Pipeline, in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18, ...

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Obama Pardons 17 People; His First Pardons In More Than A Year

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President Obama, who has issued few pardons during his time in office, announced on Friday that he had pardoned 17 people convicted of mostly minor offenses.

The AP reports:

“No one well-known was on the list released by the White House. Some of the crimes drew light penalties in the first place — such as a North Carolina woman sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service for distributing satellite cable decryption devices.

“A dozen of the 17 had ...

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In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data

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Chief Justice John Roberts, shown here during a presentation last June in Pennsylvania, questioned the U.S. solicitor general about voting statistics during this week's arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.Enlarge image i

Chief Justice John Roberts, shown here during a presentation last June in ...

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Air Force Will Pay $50 Million To Service Gulfstream Jets

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A Gulfstream V jet sits on a Las Vegas tarmac. The U.S. Air Force announced a $50 million contract to maintain its planes Thursday.Enlarge image i

A Gulfstream V jet sits on a Las Vegas tarmac. The U.S. Air Force announced a $50 million contract to maintain ...

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