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Police: Woman broke into home and tried breast feeding stranger’s baby

A woman in Brookings, South Dakota says she’s innocent after she was accused of breaking into a home and then trying to breast feed another woman’s infant. The two-month-old’s mother said she was awoken by her dogs at around 5 a.m. on Sunday and called 911 when she found Rebecca…

Government layoffs slow U.S. cities’ recoveries: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The layoffs of thousands of government workers may threaten the already slow-motion economic recovery in many U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. “Job growth, though occurring in more metropolitan areas than in the past, was sluggish,” the think tank…

Metro economies grow but job growth slow: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The economies of the biggest U.S. metropolitan areas began to grow again by the end of last year, but the recovery was “slow, uneven and inconsistent” and failed to spur much jobs growth, according to a study by the Brookings Institute released on Monday. “The nation’s 100…

Obesity costs US at least $215 billion every year: study

Obesity costs the US economy at least 215 billion dollars a year in direct and indirect impacts including medical expenses and lost productivity, a new study showed Tuesday. The report by Brookings Institution researchers found that medical costs for obese adults amounts to 147 billion dollars more than for those…

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