A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) – We've all said it before, "I'm done with Facebook." But according to a new study, more and more people are now taking vacations from the social media site, feel free to call them "Facecations."
Facebook users are citing several reasons for taking a break from the social media giant. According to the Pew Research study, there is a "considerable fluidity" in the user population.
Two-thirds of Americans are now on Facebook and 61 percent have admitted to taking a multi-week break from logging on.
From religious reasons to boredom many Facebookers are finding motivation to take a "Facecaction."
A majority (21 percent) of those who said they took a break from using Facebook said they were too busy and didn't have the time to spend on the website, while 10 percent of the respondents said they were not interested.
Another 10 percent explained it was a waste of time and the content on the site were not relevant. Nine percent said there was excessive "drama" or gossip from their friends, 8 percent felt they were spending too much time on the site and 8 percent believed they needed a break.
According to the study, one in five of adults online stopped using Facebook. Some of the respondents said, "I was tired of stupid comments." … "It was not getting me anywhere." … "Too much drama." ... "I gave it up for Lent." … "It caused problems in my [romantic] relationship."
Privacy and security concerns, which have received plenty of media coverage, were low on the list. Only 4 percent of people gave these reasons, combined with concerns about ads and spam.
The study of 1,006 U.S. adults was done in December.
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