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Japan: Family and nation grapple with teen bulliesupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 22:21:00

Incense burns in the corner of the Nakai family living room -- part of an altar to their daughter Yumi, who committed suicide seven years ago. Yumi was just 12 years old when she took her own life, jumping from a condominium building.

When you're losing weight, where does the fat go?updated: Wed Jul 27 2011 09:52:00

Multiple chins, bulging tummies and flabby arms: It's easy to see where fat accumulates on the body.

BASE jumpers take plungeupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 10:21:00

BASE jumpers took the plunge in 2010 during the "New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival" in West Virginia.

Rediscovering WWII's female 'computers'updated: Tue Feb 08 2011 10:12:00

In all the interviews and conversations, it hadn't come up. To the sisters, it was just a job they'd held a long time ago, when they were teens with a talent for numbers.

CNNMoney: 'Shocking' conditions at Tylenol plantupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 17:41:00

The quality and safety violations that led to the shutdown of a Tylenol plant were extremely serious, and could lead to tough action by regulators on drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

CNNMoney: Can't find a job, college grad? National Park Service is hiringupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 13:06:00

There is at least one bright spot amid this otherwise wretched job market: The National Park Service is hiring!

Census jobs attract unemployed but highly educatedupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 12:06:00

It is twilight at Dodger Stadium, and a small army of U.S. Census workers has gathered in the vast empty parking lot.

Toyoda in Washington: A clash of cultures?updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 19:42:00

Akio Toyoda's appearance before U.S. legislators on Wednesday represents not just a fact-finding mission by committee members and a public relations move by Toyota, but a clash of cultures that in many ways created the recall controversy.

Seduced into spending thousands on lottery ticketsupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 09:07:00

Jen Bucala has a lot of faith in her family's "lucky" numbers.

Fortune: Fat cat pay - Then and nowupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:13:00

It's unprecedented for the nation to be outraged about corporate pay, right? Not exactly: In the 1930s, as the Depression gripped the nation, furor about compensation rose to fever pitch, and Washington applied shears to salaries.

Healing woundsupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 10:26:00

Reggie Aqui reports on new skin-growing techniques that can help serious wounds heal.

Lab-created skin helps wounds healupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 10:26:00

Adell Tomas, who lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, admits she has a weight problem: Ten years ago, she tipped the scales at more than 300 pounds. Because of her obesity, she developed high blood pressure, arthritis and type 2 diabetes. She says she just didn't take care of herself.

For the body conscious, 'cankles' offer another focus for obsessionupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 17:05:00

Barbara Simone of Glen Burnie, Maryland, considers herself terribly flawed. She refuses to show her ankles and she'd never allow them to be photographed. She barely wants to talk about them; in fact, when asked about her legs, she mumbles under her breath that she hates them.

Cankles, a new flawupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 17:05:00

CNN's Melissa Long reports on a new flaw people are obsessing over...."Cankles."

Money Magazine: Home security for lessupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 06:27:00

The combination of a deep recession and widespread law-enforcement funding cuts will most likely spell a banner summer for burglars. If your house makes a good target - it's upscale, off the beaten path, and in or near a city - an alarm system is your best defense, according to Temple University economics professor Simon Hakim, who studies security and policing. Installing one will reduce your risk of a break-in by two-thirds. To determine what you really need, follow the guidelines below.

Numb and number: Is trillion the new billion?updated: Thu Apr 02 2009 18:52:00

In that strange intersection of economics and politics, there is a new fashion: Trillion is the new billion.

How to survive Thanksgiving with familyupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 13:59:00

Millions of American families will embrace and exchange pleasantries as they sit around the Thanksgiving table with turkey and cranberry sauce.

Money Magazine: Waiting for a subprime perp walkupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 05:20:00

Admit it. you want to see some justice handed out on Wall Street. Thanks to the Great Mortgage Panic of 2008, your home value is tumbling, credit is harder to get and the job market may turn a lot tougher. And let's not even talk about your 401(k) balance.

Rivals fight for supportupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 17:37:00

Presidential candidates battle for Democratic endorsements in the city of Philadelphia. Mary Snow reports.

A battle for the Democratic endorsement in Philly updated: Mon Mar 10 2008 17:37:00

As Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton move their campaigns to Pennsylvania ahead of the state's April 22 primary, a battle is brewing in Philadelphia Democratic circles about whom to endorse.

CNNMoney: The ultimate no-brainer way to boost savingsupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 02:51:00

Companies will soon have more reason to do something fairly simple that could boost their workers' retirement income from 401(k)s by 50 percent or more - and workers won't have to do anything but stay out of the way.

FSB: Profits from polyesterupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 21:59:00

At 15, when most boys are dreaming of becoming racecar drivers or shortstops, Patrick Methven was cutting grass and unloading trucks for a firm that supplied linens to restaurants and hotels. By 23 he was general manager. Six years later, in 2002, he started his own company, Pinnacle Textile Industries (, in King of Prussia, Pa. Then business really took off.

How to beat the burglarsupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 22:18:00

There's a burglary every 15 seconds in the United States -- and more than 6 million home break-ins every year.

CNNMoney: Pension plans face more cutsupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 22:12:00

New regulations intended to protect workers' pensions may have the opposite effect, leading some companies to stop offering the plans altogether.

CNNMoney: Retiring couples need $215K for health costsupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 15:30:00

A word of warning: this article could adversely affect your health. It all depends on how sticker shock affects your system.

The 7 kids' health myths every mom should ignoreupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 09:12:00

When it comes to colds, flu, stomach bugs, and ear infections, everyone has a theory. Some have been passed down through generations, or are based on outdated science. A few just seem like common sense. But whatever their origin, many just aren't true. The facts behind these myths:

CNNMoney: Retirement: You'll need far more than you thinkupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 13:34:00

What you thought you needed to save for retirement may not be enough.

CNNMoney: Gas prices, a round-the-world samplingupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 13:08:00

Americans have been feeling the gas crunch as never before. But how do our prices compare to the cost at the pump overseas where prices are often higher?

Prosecutors end Cosby investigationupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 18:08:00

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania said Thursday they plan no criminal charges against Bill Cosby after ending their investigation of a woman's allegations that the entertainer drugged and groped her last year in his home.

Lawyer: Woman accuses Cosby of 'inappropriate touching' updated: Fri Jan 21 2005 08:12:00

A former Temple University employee has accused Bill Cosby of "inappropriate touching," the comedian's lawyer said Thursday.

Money Magazine: Add Manupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

John Allen Paulos is a math professor at Temple University and author of the best-selling Innumeracy. His forthcoming book is A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market.

Money Magazine: Secure Your Homeupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

Home-security systems are a good thing, right? Insurers think so: If you get a system that notifies an outside network, they'll knock 15% to 20% off your home insurance premiums. And this is a good...

Fortune: TOO MUCH WORK = POOR GRADESupdated: Mon Apr 05 1993 00:01:00

Working after school is one of the verities of American life, right up there with baseball and apple pie. But while there's nothing wrong with teaching Junior the value of a buck or Janie self-reli...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE THE GOOD NEWS INDICATORSupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

The recession is over, right? It's sure hard to tell from the mixed signals given off by the Commerce Department's leading indicators. Are there better signs worth watching? FORTUNE polled several ...

Fortune: Now if they can only play footballupdated: Mon Apr 27 1987 00:01:00

What trade war? There's at least one U.S. product Japan is trying its best to import: education. The Japanese are wooing U.S. colleges to open branch campuses in Japan away from major cities. Sever...

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