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Green Acres Not the Place to Be Anymore

Posted on 06/13/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsBy Hannah Dreier and Hope Yen of The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates. Long weighed down by dwindling populations in farming and coal communities and the movement of young people to cities, rural counties are being hit by sputtering growth in retirement and recreation areas, once residential hot …

Where’s Home Sweet Home? Probably Where You Are

Posted on 06/4/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsAmericans stayed put in record low numbers from 2005 until 2010, according to a new Census Bureau study. Only 35.4 percent of people moved during the period, the lowest rate ever recorded by the Census Current Population Survey, and 4.1 percent lower than during the previous five-year period. Older Americans, who generally relocate less often than younger adults, followed the trend. Less than 14 percent of people 65 and older moved — compared with more than 18 percent from 2000 …

More Men Choose Nursing — And Earn More Than Women

Posted on 03/12/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMost nurses are women, but the number of male nurses is growing and — no surprise — they earn more than their female counterparts. A new study from the Census Bureau found that while the nursing profession is still overwhelmingly female, the percentage of male nurses has more than tripled, from under 3 percent in 1970 to nearly 10 percent in 2011. The biggest growth has been in nurse anesthetists, which also pays the most, where men’s representation has grown …