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Associated Press: Economic Woes Shake Confidence In Ability To Retire
"Rising health care costs and the faltering economy are making consumers worry that they won't be able to save enough for a comfortable retirement. The Employee Benefit Research Institute's annual survey, released Wednesday, showed the weakest worker confidence in seven years with just 61 percent saying they were "very confident" or "somewhat confident" of having enough money for retirement."
Washington Post: WPost Voices Caution On DC Universal Health Care Plan
"The District of Columbia is "pushing a plan to achieve universal health care. The initiative holds promise, but city officials should be cautious as they scrutinize a plan that could contain hidden risks. The brainchild of council member David A. Catania (I-At Large), the far-reaching program targets...the intractable middle of the uninsured."
USA Today: Fed Minutes Suggest Rate Cut Campaign Might Be Over
"According to the minutes of a March 18th meeting of Federal Reserve officials, "officials raised the specter of a 'prolonged and severe economic downturn,'" illustrating "the stark situation facing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues, including what appears to be a growing consensus at the central bank that recession is likely."

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