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  • Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000

    Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000
    The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense at 30 percent, followed by child...
  • Cost of raising a child tops $245,000, U.S. report shows

    Cost of raising a child tops $245,000, U.S. report shows
    Middle-income parents can expect to spend more than $245,000 to raise a child born in 2013, according to an annual federal report aptly titled the "Cost of Raising a Child."  If it's any comfort to those of us in Florida, costs are slightly lower in the...
  • Slaughterhouse owners indicted on charges of selling tainted beef

    The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees on charges of knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses....
  • Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef

    Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef
    The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees for knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses. The...
  • Who's Emmaus gonna call? The Geese Police

    Who's Emmaus gonna call? The Geese Police
    Fining people who feed the geese in Emmaus' Furnace Dam Park clearly is having no impact on the size of the flock that has taken over the place and calls it home. And the beacons set about to scare the birds into leaving had no effect either. "We got...
  • California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning

    California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning
    California firefighters responded to 163 new wildfires last week, most of them sparked by lightning in parched forest lands. The wildfires further stretched firefighting resources that have already been spread thin by fire activity across the state that...
  • Get details about controlling, managing Type 2 diabetes

    The University of Florida/Marion County Extension Service will present "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," a 9-part series about controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes in adults, at On Top of the World's Master the Possibilities Learning Education Center,...
  • There are many ways to save money on groceries without coupons

    Sure, there are some extreme couponers who manage to spend next to nothing at the grocery store. But you might not have the time it takes to be that sort of coupon pro -- or perhaps you wouldn't benefit from the effort because coupons usually aren't...
  • A lot to like about pluots

     A lot to like about pluots
    Environmental Nutrition Pluots, relative newcomers to the spectacular lineup of summer fruits, are among the most tantalizing, yet difficult to identify because each of the many plum-apricot hybrids, from pluots and plumcots to apriums and apriplums,...
  • Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define
    When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label. But what about those "natural"...
  • Choices abound when buying eggs

    Choices abound when buying eggs
    Decades ago, eggs were brown or white, big or small. Now you need a scorecard to choose: cage-free, organic, humanely raised or pasture-raised — not to mention prices that can run from less than $2 to $8 for a dozen. At the heart of the confusion?...