IR-2009-29, March 26, 2009
WASHINGTON — All or part of unemployment benefits received in 2009 will be tax free for many unemployed workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
“This morning we learned that a record 5.6 million people were receiving unemployment benefits in the middle of March.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S., study says: Scientific American "Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called 'sunshine vitamin' whose deficits are increasingly blamed for everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, according to new research."
Sunday, March 15, 2009
But no matter where the excess fat is located, it's best to lose it.
Everybody who has a body-mass index over 25 increases the risk of coronary events, regardless of where they are carrying their weight.
More information from the American Heart Association.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Oregon voters approved the use of Medical Marijuana more than a decade ago, deciding chronically and terminally ill patients should be allowed to use the drug to ease pain. Roughly 21,000 Oregonians now have cards authorizing them to use it for medicinal purposes, according to the state Department of Human Services.
A bill co-sponsor, Rep. Chris Harker, D-Beaverton, told the Statesman Journal newspaper that the measure "takes medical marijuana off the streets and into a safer and more secure environment."
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This system provides a comprehensive, real-time view of the public's well-being in the United States and abroad, giving governments, health plans, employers and communities unmatched insight into the health and prosperity of their populations. Thi Index is today's "voice of the people" and the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to measure what it is that people believe constitutes a good life, who is feeling good about life, and who is in need of a helping hand.
With the goal of providing the world's most up-to-date measure of individual and Collective Health and well-being, it tracks the well-being of U.S. residents 350 days out of the year interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, President Obama and Transportation Secretary LaHood announced the release of $27 billion in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help states create a 21st century infrastructure.
Monday, March 2, 2009
The assassinations were committed gangland style – a bomb in a stairwell, and a rapid fire shootout – which is perhaps not so surprising in a country that has swiftly become a major transit hub for narcotics.