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The Takeaway: Weekend Edition (Updated)

Posted on 06/24/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayUpdate: New York legalizes same-sex marriage in late Friday vote. Newly-married New Yorkers will see their lives change significantly – legally and financially. But for those older couples who don’t live in the six states recognizing gay marriage, planning is still essential. P.M. Notes: Peter Falk, right, dies at 83. TV’s Lt. Columbo, who reportedly suffered from dementia, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills.

The Takeaway: Cigarette Labels; COLA; Emergency HUD Loans

Posted on 06/22/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayWill the new cigarette labels stop you from smoking? The federal government unveiled nine graphic images that appear on all cigarette packs and ads as part of a powerful new warning strategy. What do you think? Are the new labels more “fear factor” than effective? Something else to consider: Smoking linked to more aggressive prostate cancer.