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People in this state take the most time to pay off their credit cards

People in this state take the most time to pay off their credit cards

Finance
Customers pay at a cashier station in a JCpenney Store at the Newport Mall in Jersey City, New Jersey.Kena Betancur | Getty ImagesGoing big on those holiday purchases will cost you — especially if you're in New Mexico.Residents in the Land of Enchantment take 17 months to pay off an average credit card balance of $ 8,356, according to new data from CreditCards.com. Consumers in the state are the most heavily burdened with credit card debt, the personal finance site found.CreditCards.com analyzed household income and debt data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Experian.The size of your credit card balance isn't the only factor in determining whether the debt is truly burdensome.Annual household income also influences how speedily you can pay off what you owe, said Ted Rossman, industry analys
Manchester City group becomes most valuable in world at $5bn

Manchester City group becomes most valuable in world at $5bn

Business
Manchester City's owner is selling a $ 500m stake to a US investment firm in a deal that that makes it the most valuable sports group in the world - worth nearly $ 5bn.Silver Lake is buying just over 10% of the Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group, setting a record $ 4.8bn valuation for the Premier League club's owner. CFG owns stakes in seven football clubs around the world. Image: The club is owned by the Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group The group said none of its existing shareholders were selling equity stakes as part of the Silver Lake deal.Manchester City are currently in third place in the Premier League, and have qualified for the Champions League final 16. ...
Most toddlers spend excessive time watching screens, study shows

Most toddlers spend excessive time watching screens, study shows

Health
Nov. 25 (UPI) -- When it comes to time spent on handheld devices, kids learn from their parents -- and they're spending way too much time on them. That's the what the authors of a new study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, describe as the take-home message of their analysis of trends in "screen time" among children two and three years of age. The researchers found the vast majority of young people in these age groups -- nearly 80 percent of two-year-olds and nearly 95 percent of three-year-olds -- were spending more time watching television or videos on handheld devices than recommended by groups such as the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. "The large majority of pre-schoolers are not meeting the screen use recommendations and screen time...
New hope for one of world’s most endangered reptiles

New hope for one of world’s most endangered reptiles

Science
Baby crocodiles found living in a remote region of Nepal give hope for the future of one of the rarest and strangest reptiles on earth.With its distinctive long thin snout, the gharial is unique but critically endangered, with fewer than a thousand adults remaining in the wild.The discovery of 100 hatchlings is a boost for the potential recovery of the species, according to scientists.The crocodile is clinging to survival in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.Revealing details of the find, researcher Rikki Gumbs of ZSL (Zoological Society of London) said it was amazing to find the baby crocodiles basking on a sand bank in Bardia National Park. "Given the species is limited to around five populations across its entire range, this is such...

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

Technology
The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: ArrokothBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterNovember 12, 2019, 9:13 PM1 min read The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. NASA said Tuesday that means "sky" in the language of the Native American Powhatan people. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, 3 ½ years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us. Lead scientist Alan Stern says the new name "reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies." The Powhatan and New Horizons have regional ties. The spacecraft is operated fr