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US household income hit new high in 2017, poverty rate almost static

US household income hit new high in 2017, poverty rate almost staticUS median household income rose 1.8 percent in 2017 to $ 61,372, according to census data released Wednesday, though the poverty rate fell only marginally. The report followed earlier positive data on employment and consumer confidence that point to an improving American economy near the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Financial Crisis. The official poverty rate decreased 0.4 percent from the prior year to 12.3 percent, representing 39.7 million people — though officials cautioned this was not statistically different from the 2016 level.



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As Trump Boasts About Economy, New Data Show Poverty Rate Virtually Unchanged

As Trump Boasts About Economy, New Data Show Poverty Rate Virtually UnchangedNew data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that, despite overall increases in



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Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rateThe recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the second highest cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to the World Health Organization. “It is difficult to explain, but this may be due in part to the opioid epidemic and economic factors that may have a stronger impact in the US than other developed countries because we do not have as comprehensive a protective health and social safety net as most European countries,” said David Brent, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.



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Republicans Giving Up House Seats At A Rate Not Seen In Decades

Republicans Giving Up House Seats At A Rate Not Seen In DecadesWASHINGTON ― Republican House members are leaving Congress at the fastest pace



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US jobs rise at fastest rate in two years in February, but wage growth cools

US jobs rise at fastest rate in two years in February, but wage growth coolsThe US added an impressive 313,000 jobs in February, but wage growth cooled, according to the latest official employment report. It was the biggest monthly increase in American non-farm payrolls since July 2016. The January wage growth figure was revised down to 2.8 per cent.



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Colombia records lowest murder rate in four decades

Colombia records lowest murder rate in four decadesColombia recorded its lowest murder rate in four decades this year in the wake of a peace deal with the leftwing FARC rebel group, the government said Tuesday. There were “a little over 11,000 homicides” in 2017, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, equating to a rate of 23 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. The government’s Forensic Medicine Institute has not yet released its data on recorded deaths for 2017.



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'Embarrassed' Voters in Midwest States Rate President's Conduct

'Embarrassed' Voters in Midwest States Rate President's ConductIn Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a majority of registered voters give President Trump's job approval a negative number and say they are "embarrassed" by his conduct.



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Suicide Rate Among Teenage Girls Hit 40-Year High in 2015

Suicide Rate Among Teenage Girls Hit 40-Year High in 2015The analysis shows while the period between 2007 and 2015 saw the rate of suicides double among girls aged 15-19, when it came to girls aged between 12 and 14, it tripled.



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Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate: report

Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate: reportSwaziland, which bears the world’s heaviest HIV burden, has almost halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. The country — where one in three adults is infected with the AIDS-causing virus — has vastly expanded public programmes to test people for HIV infection and put them on life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART). “The rate of new HIV infections has been reduced by half,” Velephi Okello of the Swazi health ministry told journalists at an HIV science conference in Paris.



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US unemployment rate hits 16-year low in May

US unemployment rate hits 16-year low in MayUS unemployment fell to a 16-year low in May but monthly job creation has slowed sharply in the past three months, creating a mixed picture of the labor market. The contrasting data could muddy the waters ahead of a Federal Reserve decision on interest rates later this month. The economy added just 138,000 net new jobs in May, well below analyst expectations, and average job creation for the last three months slowed to 121,000, after the payrolls data for April and March were cut by a combined 66,000, the Labor Department reported Friday.



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