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    Actress and Muslim philanthropist promote women

    Actress and Muslim philanthropist promote women
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- What do actress Geena Davis, Britain's Duchess of York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists have in common? They're all committed to empowering women. At a U.N. event Monday promoting gender equality, they were joined by heads of foundations, corporate leaders, academics, diplomats, representatives of voluntary organizations and several ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama urges states to raise academic standards

    Obama urges states to raise academic standards
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants to rewrite federal education law by sending aid for poor students only to states that adopt new standards to prepare high school graduates for college or a career. States that fail to raise the bar could lose their share of federal funding, though it's unlikely that would happen. Administration officials say they expect ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Where will job growth be in the next 20 years?

    Unemployment may have dipped to 9.7 percent, but job growth is still lacking. Thankfully, this won't be the case forever. Mint.com, my favorite personal finance website, takes a look at where job growth is expected over the next 20 years. As expected, the largest job growth is in urban areas. Atlanta, GA is projected to have the most job growth at ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How one charity turned into a thriving business

    How one charity turned into a thriving business
    An entrepreneur turned a side project for charity into a working business that is not only personally satisfying, but profitable. Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms Shoes in Los Angeles, said he was on vacation in Argentina four years ago and discovered children in a village outside of Buenos Aires couldn't go to school because they lacked shoes. He decided to help. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds

    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds
    David Terrazino had tried everything he could think of to keep Youth Crossroads afloat, but with payday less than 24 hours away, all he could do was hope for a miracle — that the state of Illinois would actually pay its bills. The Berwyn organization, which counsels troubled young people, gets about half of its $700,000 budget from the state. But ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health

    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health
    NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he will manage his stress better after undergoing a procedure to unclog a blocked artery, but emphasized that he has no intention of slowing down. It would be a mistake to stop working, Clinton said at an event focusing on childhood obesity. "I've been given this gift of life by my ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti

    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations launched a new appeal Thursday for nearly $1.5 billion to help the 3 million Haitians affected by last month's devastating earthquake, its largest appeal ever for a natural disaster. The appeal, covering needs in 2010, is more than double the U.N.'s initial request on Jan. 15 for $562 million to help quake victims ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Google gives $2M grant to Wikipedia Foundation

    Google gives $2M grant to Wikipedia Foundation
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Inc., the Internet's most profitable company, is giving $2 million to support Wikipedia, a volunteer-driven reference tool that has emerged as one of the Web's most-read sites. The donation announced Wednesday matches the largest grant made so far to Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group that oversees the 7-year-old Wikipedia. Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar also donated $2 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Center on Wealth and Philanthropy: Good News for Charitable Giving? Maybe

    Center on Wealth and Philanthropy: Good News for Charitable Giving? Maybe
    A new statistical model developed by researchers at Boston College's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy (CWP) suggests that household charitable giving in the United States could rebound in 2010 from declines of previous years - if unemployment decreases and the economic recovery is stronger than expected. The CWP's Individual Giving Model, or IGM, is the first model designed to estimate future ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal

    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A woman accused of placing foreign exchange students in filthy homes in northeastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment in a case that revealed weak federal oversight of companies that bring thousands of students a year to the United States. Edna Burgette, 69, pleaded guilty in Lackawanna County Court to three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare ...
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    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary

    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Atop the rubble of destroyed churches, in parks and on sidewalks, thousands of Haitians prayed Friday in a national day of mourning, one month after a magnitude-7 earthquake killed more than 200,000 and left this Caribbean country struggling for survival. Leaders of Haiti's two official religions - a Catholic bishop and the head of the Voodoo priests ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid

    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid
    In the last year, the nation's private colleges have laid off staff, shelved construction projects, slashed sports teams and turned down thermostats to cut costs. But student financial aid has kept flowing. Now the weak economy is forcing some institutions to limit their generosity after many of them doubled or even tripled financial aid over the last decade to attract more ...
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    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009

    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009
    Last year was a banner year for charity when it came to online giving. Indeed, despite a difficult economy, more than $284 million was donated online by the 273 large cities ranked by Convio in 2009, up from almost $240 million raised in 2008. The 10 most generous large cities in the U.S. in 2009? Based on donations per capita processed ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released

    Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial on charges of trying to take a busload of children out of the country said Thursday he will recommend that they be released provisionally while the investigation continues. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil must now send his recommendation to the prosecutor, who may agree or object, but the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month

    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is likely to average 95,000 more jobs each month this year, while personal savings will remain high as credit remains tight, according to a White House report released Thursday. The Council of Economic Advisers also trumpeted the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which it said has saved or created about 2 million jobs. In ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nonprofit Fundraising 'On the Go' With New iPhone App

    Nonprofit Fundraising 'On the Go' With New iPhone App
    AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest fundraising tool for participants in the 2010 Hill Country Ride for AIDS comes by way of the mobile device. The Central Texas nonprofit today launched its new iPhone® application, further equipping event participants with the technology solutions they need to reach more donors and be more successful in their peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. Developed ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless

    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama and three prominent African-American leaders grappled Wednesday with how to improve economic opportunities for blacks, whose joblessness looms well above the national average and is nearly twice that of whites. On a day of treacherous weather in Washington, Obama kept his scheduled meeting with Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Marc Morial, president and CEO of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    PROMISES, PROMISES: Jobs bill won't add many jobs

    PROMISES, PROMISES: Jobs bill won't add many jobs
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It sounds great: A big jobs bill that would hand President Barack Obama a badly needed victory and please Republicans with tax cuts at the same time. But there's a problem: It won't actually create many jobs. Even the Obama administration acknowledges the legislation's centerpiece - a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers - would work ...
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    Top 10 Aphrodisiacs

    Cook up something extra special this V-Day! Yup. That’s right. That holiday is just around the corner: V-Day, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. And with V-Day comes aphrodisiacs. Some of these we all know – like oysters – but there are others, like animal horns and exotic bugs, that you likely don’t. Next Page: The Traditional→ [page] Oysters Since we ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    UN Vows to Stop Giving Free Medicine to Hospitals Who Are Charging Patients

    UN Vows to Stop Giving Free Medicine to Hospitals Who Are Charging Patients
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The United Nations has warned that it will cut off shipments of free medicine beginning immediately to any Haitian hospitals that it finds are charging patients. When the catastrophic earthquake struck Jan. 12, authorities immediately decided to make all medical care free. More than 200 international medical relief groups have sent in teams to help, and millions ...
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