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The CDC released a report recently, revealing the U.S. teen birth rate decreased again in 2012. Almost every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007-2010, but Arizona experienced the biggest drop at 29 percent.  In fact, U.S. births by mothers of all ages dropped in 2010, and experts cite the economy as the […]

The next time your mother or girlfriend asks you how long you plan on staying single, tell them to be grateful for your singleness. CNN Money reports that the nationwide growing number of singles is powering the economy. These days being single is in. Women and men alike have stopped bemoaning their inability to find […]

As I look up the word “ghetto” in the dictionary, I find an array of meanings. For instance, according to Merriam-Webster, a ghetto is: a quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live. a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, […]

Waffle Maker Riot Captured Black Friday 2011 has seen its share of noteworthy, bargain-fueled madness. Shoppers lined up earlier than ever to take advantage of midnight openings and to get discounts at some stores that even opened on Thanksgiving Day. There have been reports of shoppers pepper spraying one another in the hunt for deals […]

By Alisha L. Gordon $89,263.66. That’s how much it cost for me to achieve the “American dream.” You know that dream, right? The one that says “if you work hard, go to school, and get a degree, you’ll find a good job that you can work for 30 years, retire and live comfortably with fond […]

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Just when we were starting to accept that pretty people made all the money, we get hit with yet another study. First, we were told that attractive people are paid $230,000 more over a lifetime based solely upon appearance and not experience. If that wasn’t depressing enough, a more recently published study is saying that […]

SOLON, OH (WOIO) – Speaking at Solon’s Wrap Tite, Inc., Vice President Biden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills urged Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. The American Jobs Act is an important step to help small businesses in Ohio and across the country continue to grow and hire more workers. Vice President Biden and […]

(WOIO) – The unemployment rate in Ohio continued to climb for the third straight month.  It rose to 9.1 percent in August, up from 9 percent in July.  When will things get better?  The news does not look good for nearly 600 postal employees in Akron and Canton.  They are now among the thousands who […]

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) threw cold water on the prospect of passing President Obama’s jobs bill during a speech on Thursday, casting doubt over the viability of longterm debt talks as well. Addressing the Economic Club of Washington, Boehner called Obama’s plan to create jobs, which includes a mix of tax incentives […]