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America's Poverty Rate Stuck At 15 Percent For Second Straight Year

The U.S. poverty rate was essentially unchanged at 15 percent in 2012, as roughly 46.5 million people were stuck living at or below the poverty line, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. This marks the second straight year that both the poverty rate and total number of people living in poverty …

Why Is The Global Shipbuilding Business Struggling?

There's news this week that shipbuilder STX Finland will close what it describes as "the world's leading ferry builder," a yard where the company also built small cruise ships, icebreakers and naval craft.<p>The company blamed economic conditions for the closure of the Rauma Shipyard. Work from there …

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NFL injuries 2013, AFC North: Ray Rice has hip flexor, others go down

In a tough division, many players went down with ailments during Week 2.<p>The major injury in the AFC North in Week 2 was that of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.<p>The star went down in the 14-6 Baltimore win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday with a hip flexor injury. Rice was not even touched …

Official World Golf Rankings 2013: Tiger Woods holds comfortable lead

The top eight golfers remained unchanged in the rankings after the BMW Championship, although Steve Stricker was able to earn a ninth-place ranking.<p>The 2013 BMW Championship did very little to alter the order in the Official World Golf Rankings, as the top eight golfers remained the same from the …

Jerry Sandusky Will Appeal for a New Trial

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Tuesday, lawyers for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will present their arguments …

Company Promises To Pay For Hawaii's Massive Molasses Spill

Matson Inc., the shipping company that spilled 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor earlier this month, has pledged to pay all the costs stemming from the disaster that has devastated marine life there.<p>Honolulu Public Radio has the audio of Matson CEO Matt Cox saying his company "will …

Hoyer: These fiscal fights riskier

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on Tuesday said this round of fiscal fights over the debt limit and a government shutdown are “riskier” than previous showdowns because conservative groups are pressuring Republicans to push negotiations to the limit when it comes to hamstringing Obamacare.<p>Congress …

Edward Snowden 'living incognito in Russia'

Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret location in Russia, but is able to travel around the country freely without being recognised, according to the Russian lawyer of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor.<p>"We believe the danger remains quite high and, as I see it, it is …

Federal Reserve begins two-day meeting as stimulus taper looms

The Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting Tuesday as speculation mounted that chairman Ben Bernanke is preparing to announce cut-backs on the US's $85bn-a-month economic stimulus programme.<p>Bernanke will hold a press conference Wednesday to discuss the Fed's plans. The event comes amid speculation …

Rand Paul Backs Restoring Felons' Voting Rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) supports restoring voting rights for convicted felons who have completed their sentences, the Courier-Journal reported Monday.<p>Speaking at Louisville's Plymouth Community Renewal Center, Paul said he would push for changes to legislation to make it easier for felons to restore …

CBO Report Warns Of Long-Term Debt Problems

There's plenty of fodder for deficit hawks in a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. In short, the future looks grim.<p>The 2013 Long-Term Budget Outlook finds that although in the short term the deficit is expected to decline, it will grow again — and, ultimately, in a big way.<p>…

Runoff from deadly floods threatens towns in eastern Colorado

Sunny skies greeted rescue crews Tuesday working to contain the secondary effects of last week's biblical flooding in Colorado, which has killed at least six people so far.<p>Authorities were focusing their efforts on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where prairie towns were being evacuated as …

Mission Success: Costa Concordia Is Vertical

In an operation that took 19 hours, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is now in an upright position.<p>The head of Italy's Civil Protection agency, Franco Gabrielli, announced the ship had reached vertical and that the operation to rotate it was complete, according to The Associated Press.<p>The …