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Birth rate down 2 percent in 2018, continuing two-decade trend

Birth rate down 2 percent in 2018, continuing two-decade trend

Health
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Birth rates in the United States continued to decline in 2018, particularly for younger mothers, an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed. In its latest National Vital Statistics Report, released Wednesday, the agency reported that fewer than 4 million births were registered across the country in 2018, a 2 percent decline over the prior year. Overall, according to CDC figures, the American birth rate has been in decline since the early 2000s. Among women between 15 and 44 years of age, the general fertility rate also declined by 2 percent from 2017 to 2018, from 60.3 to 59.1 births per 1,000 population. Notably, the birth rate among women between 15 and 19 years of age declined by 7 percent from year to year, while dropping by 4 percent ...
3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

Finance
Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she's getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $ 905,742 and paid total taxes of $ 230,965, according to the return. The couple didn't get a refund. Rather, they owed the IRS $ 24,477 in taxes. They weren't on the hook for underpayment penalties. "...
CO2 growth in 2018 was fourth highest on record

CO2 growth in 2018 was fourth highest on record

Science
March 22 (UPI) -- The concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere increased 2.87 parts per million at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory in 2018, the fourth largest increase in the agency's 60 years of record-keeping. On Jan. 1, 2018, the the average concentration of atmospheric CO2 measured 407.05 parts per million. Twelve months later, the average measured 409.92 parts per million. Three of the four highest annual increases on record have occurred during the last four years. The record belongs to 2016, the year atmospheric CO2 concentrations jumped 3.01 parts per million. Second place goes to 2015, which featured an increase of 2.98 parts per million. Last year's increase ranks just behind 1998's growth of 2.93 parts per million. Last year didn't pass without an ominous CO2 record...