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Birth rate for unmarried women declining for first time in decades

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The FINANCIAL -- For the first time in decades, the non-marital birth rate in the U.S. has been declining, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics.…

Vast majority of blacks view the criminal justice system as unfair

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The FINANCIAL -- Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer in a St. Louis, Missouri, suburb. Following the shooting, the predominately black city of Ferguson erupted into protests, prompting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into the incident, according to Pew Research Center.…

Pension and retirement systems need rapid reform at a global level to meet demographic challenges

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The FINANCIAL -- A new era of globalization is shaping pensions policy reform, challenging key industry assumptions and empowering consumers in their retirement decisions, according to EY’s new report: Building a better retirement world: insights for better outcomes in the global pension and retirement market.…

Oh Captain, My Captain! – The World Saying Goodbye To Robin Williams

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The FINANCIAL -- If there was any doubt about Robin Williams's impact, one need look no further than the massive outpouring of grief and love following the news of his death. He touched millions during a career that spanned five decades. His relatives, friends in Hollywood and even politicians expressed their shock at word of…

27 countries limit a woman’s ability to pass citizenship to her child or spouse

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The FINANCIAL -- To most Americans, citizenship, like DNA, seems like something a parent passes to a child without thought or effort. And indeed, for fathers around the world, that’s almost universally true.…

Master pieces, master criminals

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The FINANCIAL -- The FBI puts the worldwide cost of crimes linked to art at nearly $4bn a year – eclipsed only by the drugs and arms trades. And yet fewer than half of stolen works are insured, according to Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance market.…

In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living

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The FINANCIAL -- A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012, double the number who lived in such households in 1980, according to Pew Research Center.…

Three-Quarters of Americans Worry About Having Enough Money to Retire

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The FINANCIAL -- It's something that keeps many Americans up at night, tossing and turning, worrying about whether they have enough money to do a myriad of things - retire, meet unexpected costs, and so forth.…

Facebook’s experiment causes a lot of fuss for little result

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The FINANCIAL -- A study in which Facebook manipulated the news feeds to more than 600,000 users sent social media users into a cyber-swoon this week and spilled over into the mainstream media: “Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions,” began the headline on the New York Times website.…

DHS: Violence, poverty, is driving children to flee Central America to U.S.

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The FINANCIAL -- Of the thousands of unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S. border in recent months, many can be attributed to poverty and regional violence in three Central American countries, a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security document finds. The document says the reasons driving the migration are different for each country, attributing it…

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

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The FINANCIAL -- The distinction of being the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States has alternated between Asians and Hispanics in recent decades. Since 2010, though, Asians have had the edge. New Census Bureau data estimate that the U.S. Hispanic population topped 54 million as of July 1, 2013, an increase of 2.1% over…

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Southern Baptists confront a ‘third way’ on homosexuality and sin

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The FINANCIAL -- As the Southern Baptist Convention begins its annual meeting Tuesday in Baltimore, the country’s largest Protestant body will confront an issue agitating many conservative evangelical Christian churches: How to navigate the rapidly shifting landscape of same-sex marriage and homosexuality, according to Pew Research Center. …

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Are minority births the majority yet?

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The FINANCIAL -- Two years ago, the Census Bureau announced the nation had reached a new demographic tipping point: The share of U.S. babies who were a racial or ethnic minority had edged past the 50% mark for the first time. …

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Citi / AAdvantage & MasterCard Priceless Access with Justin Timberlake Exclusive NYC Performance

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The FINANCIAL -- Citi, American Airlines and MasterCard are partnering to deliver a special performance by Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Justin Timberlake.  …

Census says it will count same-sex marriages, but with caveats

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The FINANCIAL -- The U.S. Census Bureau said that it will count same-sex spouses as married couples for the first time, rather than grouping them with cohabiting partners. The agency said it would make the change with the September release of data from its largest household survey, according to Pew…

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