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) – A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows obesity rates among children are beginning to drop.
Research shows that from 2008 through 2011, obesity among low-income preschoolers declined slightly in 19 states and U.S. territories, while 20 states and Puerto Rico remained unchanged. Only three states saw slight increases in obesity rates.
Many of the states with declines in childhood obesity rates are ones that have "taken action to incorporate healthy eating and active living into children's lives," said Janet L. Collins, Ph.D., director of CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity.
First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign promotes ways to help children live healthier lives.
"We know how essential it is to set our youngest children on a path towards a lifetime of healthy eating and physical activity, and more than 10,000 childcare programs participating in the Let's Move! Child Care initiative are doing vitally important work on this front," Obama said. "Yet, while this announcement reflects important progress, we also know that there is tremendous work still to be done to support healthy futures for all our children."
The CDC is encouraging state and local officials to step up efforts to drive down rates of childhood obesity by creating partnerships with groups that promote healthy lifestyles.
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Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visually proves what we already knew - we're practically getting fatter by the minute.More >>
The number of obese Americans has been on a steady increase during the last two decades, and there is no sign of that trend slowing. Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visually proves what we already knew - we're practically getting fatter by the minute.More >>
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