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A bill that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, the bill's final passage may be tough.
This is the payment amount Greece made to the IMF today. Greece's government is caught between its promises to ease austerity, and the bills it owes international lenders. But this one milestone was just reached. However, the country's cash reserve may be running dry, according to Bloomberg.16
That's the ranking of United States on the Social Progress Index. This alternative measurement to GDP, conducted by the Social Progress Imperative, ranks the Unites States 16th out of 133 countries. Despite being the 5th in GDP per capita, the U.S. lags in areas such as health, safety, and even access to information.41 percent
That's the percentage of women in Harvard Business School's student body. The school has launched a new program to tackle this persistent imbalance. For a fee of $500, women can take a peek at the business school by trying it out for a weekend.$31 million
That's how much a group of new Super-PACs associated with Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz expect to raise by the end of the week, Bloomberg reported. It's the making of a huge war chest, and Cruz has a history of big fundraising with political action committees. That said, the numbers are early and coming from an associate of Cruz, so take them with a grain of salt or two.15 percent
The maximum discount John Hancock Financial will give life insurance policyholders who wear fitness trackers. They're the first insurer to tie coverage to the growing wearables market, just in time for Apple's foray into smart watches later this month.$638,142.64
That's how much travelers collectively left behind at airport security checkpoints in 2013, CNBC reported, and the change jar is growing. Any money left behind goes directly into the TSA's budget, and some airports have placed donation boxes for local charities in front of security so flyers can donate their spare change somewhere else.
The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.
Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.
Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.
One neighborhood is creating a 'zone of tolerance' to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.
In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.
Haiti can't survive on handouts alone. So instead of giving people electricity, one entrepreneur is selling it to them for a profit. For one village, that means finally having cold treats.
In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.