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  • The Tricky Business of Measuring Business Climate

    Forbes ranks Connecticut 36th among the states as a place to do business. Others peg it as low as 47th. On the plus side, Bloomberg places it fourth on its list of innovative states. And Connecticut ties for second-lowest business tax burden measured against productivity. Does it matter?
  • 5 years after quake, Haiti still needs help

    5 years after quake, Haiti still needs help
    Almost five years ago, I woke before dawn in Haiti's capital city of Port-au-Prince to the sound of singing. Not the shrill yodel of roosters or the snarl of feral dogs that woke me earlier that night, but singing like I've never heard before or since....

    Study: Being overweight or obese led to 481,000 cancers in one year

    Looking for ways to reduce your risk of cancer? Try losing weight. A new study estimates that 3.6% of cancers diagnosed around the world in 2012 could be traced to the excess weight of patients. That works out to 481,000 cases of cancer in adults who...

    Quality of life scores run along racial lines in California

    Quality of life scores run along racial lines in California
    Latinos in Los Angeles County earn half as much as whites, with a median income of $21,314, compared with $44,929. An Asian American baby born in the L.A. area today can expect to live 11.3 years longer than an African American baby. Asian Americans score...

    Newport gets study's highest quality-of-life score

    Newport gets study's highest quality-of-life score
    The Newport Beach area has the highest quality-of-life index in a new study by the nonprofit Social Sciences Research Council that examined racial and geographic disparities in well-being across California. Researchers combined data on educational...