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Study to look at financial impact of gas boom

Researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps children and families in regions where companies are drilling. Penn State University sociology professor Molly Martin ...

A CEO Talks Wine, Family, And How She Achieved Success

There's an old saying: "Business and family...

Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile

Dollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. Family Dollar stuck instead with an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock bid from Dollar Tree Inc made in late July. Family Dollar said on Tuesday its board would review Dollar General's new offer and that it was committed to ...

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

Families of SMA Becomes Cure SMA

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families of SMA, founded in 1984 by a small group of families affected by spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), has announced that the organization will become Cure SMA. Spinal muscular atrophy is a motor neuron disease that affects approximately 1 in every 10,000 births. Cure SMA has provided funding for two-thirds of those drug ...

All The Ways Your Kids Can Now Customize Their Toys

Kids used to have a fairly limited choice when...

Discounter Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. increased its offer for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc., trying to derail a deal with another discounter.

Uganda fears for children as overseas adoptions boom

Authorities in Uganda have raised fears that the east African nation's children are being left vulnerable to abuse and exploitation by a staggering increase in unchecked overseas adoptions. An official report, details of which were published on Tuesday by the New Vision newspaper, said a boom in what it called the "international adoption industry" had led to some children who were not even ...

Switching to ‘adult doctor’ sometimes hard for kids with chronic illness

By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronically ill kids who “graduate” from their pediatrician to an “adult" doctor often feel dissatisfied with the transition, says a new study. “It is well known that the transfer from pediatric to adult care poses additional challenges to families dealing with childhood chronic illness or disabilities - what is less well known is how young people ...

Iraqi families storm parliament

The families of Iraqi military members attacked by ISIS in June stormed parliament in Baghdad, demanding more information about the fate of their loved ones, a parliamentary official tells CNN.

Jolie's bridal gown 'adorned with her children's art'

Artwork drawn by Angelina Jolie's children was embroidered into her bridal gown and veil, adding a touch of whimsy to her wedding last month to Brad Pitt, celebrity magazines reported on Tuesday. Two magazines, People and Hello, published photos of the August 23 nuptials in France, with both publications featuring front page pictures of Jolie in the stunning Versace wedding gown. Luigi Massi ...

Fantasy Video Game Teaches Kids About Clinical Trials

A unique educational video game developed by New England Research Institutes is now being downloaded by kids across the country. Called “The Paper Kingdom,” the game is aimed at kids ages 8-14 and helps dispel myths and misconceptions about medical clinical trials.

Families for Life Celebrations to promote importance of bonding

Instead of the usual one month, celebrations this year will last from Sep 13 to August next year, with the focus on spending time and having conversations with one's family.

Military Families Spending More on Back-to-School Shopping, First Command Reports

Military families plan to devote more dollars to back-to-school shopping than they did last year, even as widespread concerns about sequestration and defense downsizing continue to

Kids in public places having meltdowns: It’s a good thing

Before you throw the stink eye at a parent with a child having a meltdown, realize that child is learning


NEW YORK, NY, N.Y. -- SeriousFun Children's Network has named Mary Beth Powers as its new Chief Executive Officer. She joins SeriousFun after an 18-year career at Save the Children, most recently serving ...

Children should not grow up in direct provision, says Logan

Outgoing Ombudsman calls dedicated, expert and independent oversight of area

Research and Markets: China Children's Wear Industry Report, 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Children's Wear Industry Report, 2014" report to t

Children should not grow up in direct system, says Logan

Outgoing Ombudsman calls dedicated, expert and independent oversight of area

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests.

Family Dollar Confirms Receipt of Revised Unsolicited Proposal from Dollar General

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. , a leading national discount retailer offering name brands and quality, private brand merchandise, today confirmed that it has received a rev

Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

Dollar General raises bid in its takeover battle with smaller rival Dollar Tree for Family Dollar.

Families of Islamic State victims attack Iraqi parliament

Ed Adamczyk BAGHDAD , Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Families of Iraqi military personnel involved in a June attack by the Islamic State stormed Baghdad's Parliament building in protest Tuesday.

Dollar General sweetens bid for Family Dollar

Dollar General is raising its all-cash bid for Family Dollar Stores to $80 a share, or about $9.1 billion.

Whole Kids Foundation™ Kicks off Growing Healthy Kids Campaign to Help Improve Children’s Nutrition

Whole Kids Foundation is kicking off back-to-school season with a goal of raising $3 million to fund salad bars and gardens for schools and nutrition education classes for teachers

Thousands of Refugee Children Are Suffering in Thai Detention

A prominent watchdog accuses Bangkok of serious rights failings

Colorado medical-marijuana caregiver rules could pinch young patients

Dozens of families who moved to Colorado to treat their severely disabled children with a special kind of marijuana could lose access to the treatment under new rules proposed by the state health department.

Kids spend more time online than playing with friends

CHILDREN aged 10 to 13 are now spending more time online than watching television or playing with their friends, according to newly released research.

Kids with cell phones: How young is too young?

Some cellular carriers are marketing to children as young as five

Family speaks out about deaths of four in Elmhurst

Two days after an Elmhurst man shot his wife and the couple's two developmentally disabled adult children before taking his own life, family members issued a statement saying "Frank and Joan Stack will be remembered for an unwavering commitment" to their family.

As 7 families get closure, wait continues for 11 others

Despite feeling relieved that he will finally be with his son on the latter’s final journey, Jijar Singh, the father of flight steward Sanjid Singh Sandhu, has been overcome with anxiety since he was told of the news by a MAS representative recently. Sanjid’s wife, Tan Bee Geok, and his son, Hans Singh Sandhu, 10, had left for Amsterdam, the Netherlands, last Saturday.

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests. For example, the researchers found, regular family dinners seemed to help kids ...

2 families displaced after Miami house fire

A family of eight and another family were displaced from their homes after a fire broke out Monday morning. According to police, an 18-year-old man who lives there is being questioned about the cause of the blaze. The fire was reported just before 8 a.m. at a two-story apartment building at 1287 NW 59 St. in Miami. Firefighters said flames could be seen coming through the windows of the home ...

Grieving family: 'Heart goes out' to girl in Uzi accident

The grieving family of the Arizona instructor accidentally shot and killed by a girl learning to fire an Uzi expressed sympathy for the 9-year-old.

Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting.

Kids carry valuables worth over £200 to school

As the school term starts, kids are carrying more than £201 worth of valuables to and from school each day, a new study has revealed. And almost half (47%) of parents are happy for their children to take ...

Three children stabbed to death in Chinese school

A man with a knife killed three children and injured several in a primary school in China on Monday, the first day of a new school term after the summer holiday, state media said. The suspect was a parent of a student, and he attacked the children because the school did not let his daughter register for the new term because she had not finished summer homework, state broadcaster CCTV reported on ...

Thousands of families ineligible for school allowances

4,000 claims for clothing and footwear assistance disallowed

42 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO

At least 42 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Sunday. The Britain-based Observatory said 25 children had been killed between midnight on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with 17 more killed between Friday and Saturday night. The deaths came in regime shelling and air ...

For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early

Proponents of the city's updated curfew, requiring all kids under 14 to be home by 9 p.m., say it keeps children safe. Critics believe the strict curfew promotes negative interactions with police.
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