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Should We Stop Making Kids Memorize Times Tables?

politics A slew of bills introduced into the month-old Congress have served to establish the battle lines between Republicans and Democrats. Obama Budget Divides GOP U.S. News

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Determine If a Master’s in Finance Is the Right Move

Applicants should find out which concentrations and electives schools offer when deciding where to go, experts say. If you’re interested in finance, employers are interested in you. The job market may be especially favorable to people with this academic background, according to a January report from the Graduate Management Admission Council. “78 percent of employers who hired Master of Finance ...

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A Good Night’s Sleep is the Secret to Success

Getting some shuteye can benefit your productivity and overall health. Tossing and turning the night before a big presentation at work, or going without sleep for reasons you just can’t explain – there’s little doubt that failure to get a good night’s sleep leaves you groggy and dazed, at best. But the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation, whether you miss an entire ...

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January Job Gains Exceed Expectations

January’s employment situation exceeded analysts’ expectations as nonfarm payrolls rose by 257,000 positions. The U.S. job market exceeded expectations in January, adding 257,000 positions as wages and labor force participation ticked up. And revisions to November and December Labor Department data added 147,000 more jobs than were previously reported. Health care and social assistance positions expanded by nearly 50,000 jobs, ...

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Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 25 in rebel-held city

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man stands next to bodies that were, according to activists, killed from an airstrike by the Syrian government forces in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian army helicopters dropped two barrel bombs ...

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Katy Perry’s dancing shark takes bite out of artist’s idea

MIAMI (AP) — The dancing sharks that stole some of the spotlight during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show have taken a bite out of an artist’s bid to sell small figurines of them. After the stumbling and uncoordinated sharks became an overnight Internet sensation, Fernando Sosa joined in on the Web frenzy and worked up a design of a ...

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UK report accuses PwC of tax avoidance on industrial scale

LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee has accused the accounting firm PwC of promoting tax avoidance on an industrial scale, and called for the government to step in and do more to regulate the tax industry. The Public Accounts Committee says in a scathing report Friday that PwC mass-marketed tax avoidance plans, diverting profits to Luxembourg through intra-company loans. ...

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The 5 Best Foods for a Breakup

Craving carbs? Trade the donuts for whole-grain cereal – your health and your heartache will improve. Breaking up is hard to do, especially around Valentine’s Day. A breakup or a divorce can be an extremely stressful time. During this time of high anxiety and stress, many folks turn to high-calorie comfort foods such as fried chicken, gooey macaroni and cheese, ...

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Christians Must Practice Their Faith Outside the Church

Change doesn’t always come from here. Slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos had one of those dangerous jobs that made showing up every day a quiet act of heroism. But as the testimonies that came spilling out after his December 2014 shooting death make clear, he was a hero for another reason, too: Ramos was a man of ...

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Michelle Obama announces funding to fight childhood obesity

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama wants kids to maintain a healthy weight. The first lady visited a school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Thursday to announce a $ 500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity. The money comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The initiative encourages educators and families to serve healthier food and organize ...

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