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Americans are getting married at ever-older ages, and a new report says this trend may be partly responsible for the shrinking of the middle class. On average, brides are 26.5 years old and grooms are 28.7 when they head to the alter, according to the...
The Hartford CourantIn Connecticut, universal access to high quality preschool falls short. A third of Connecticut's poorest children enter kindergarten without preschool. The state ranks 29th in preschool access for 4-year-olds. On the quality side, Connecticut scored...
Tags: Education, West Hartford, Schools, Head Start, Federal Reserve
WASHINGTON -- With their economies and housing markets gaining strength, some of the nation's biggest boom-to-bust cities in the Sun Belt are starting to become magnets again, attracting a growing number of people primarily from the northern part of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012...
Tags: Rick Snyder, Immigration, Politics, Washington, DC, Migration
Baltimore, coming off six decades of population decline, grew by 1,100 residents in 12 months, according to government estimates released Thursday. "It's such amazing news. … It's huge psychologically," said Seema D. Iyer, a former research chief...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite constant budget wrangling and finger-pointing by the nation's policy-makers, the government's short-term fiscal outlook isn't all that bad. It's actually getting better — at least for now. Washington is borrowing...
Change of SubjectFriday's print column Becky Carroll, a (Chicago Public Schools) spokeswoman, argued that big classes don't necessarily hamper learning. "It's the quality of teaching in that classroom," Carroll said. "You could have a teacher that is high-quality that...
"Becky Carroll, a (Chicago Public Schools) spokeswoman, argued that big classes don't necessarily hamper learning. 'It's the quality of teaching in that classroom,' Carroll said. 'You could have a teacher that is high-quality that could take 40 kids in...
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strongly considering a proposal to continue funding a security force of 352,000 Afghan troops through 2018, as part of an effort to maintain security and help convince Afghanistan that America and its allies will not...
When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
"Two great airlines, one great future" was American Airlines' slogan as it walked the aisle with TWA a dozen years ago, heading into a future nowhere near as rosy as advertised. If that marriage truly had been something special in the air, American...
Ivo Daalder, U.S. ambassador to NATO and a national security expert, will become president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs effective July 1. Daalder, 52, is succeeding Marshall Bouton, who served in the post for 12 years. "As a thought...
Tags: Startups, Business, NATO, Merchandise Mart, Arlington Park
Mar 15, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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