[Editor's note: For an updated list of brand names and plants involved in the egg recall as of Aug. 26, click here.] Egg recall? It's just the latest in a number of high-profile food recalls in the United States in the past five years. The rate of major food-borne illnesses is down since the 1996-98 period, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this year. But with food production concentrated in large companies with regional or nationwide distribution, the US has seen several major food recalls. Among the biggest (click the right arrow for each new item):
College students tend to choose roommates identical to themselves, but there are long-term benefits to living and working in a diverse environment.
When 1,004 American adults were asked to identify their dream job, they usually wanted to grab the limelight with a high-profile position, according to a poll released Monday by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Here are their Top 5 dream jobs:
The US is no longer in a recession, most economists say. But the economic recovery has slowed due to cautious attitudes among consumers and businesses, among other factors.
Despite the rhetoric, the Administration proposal would still extend nearly all of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, increasing the deficit by $3 trillion instead of $3.7 trillion over the next decade.
Now the world's second-largest economy, China illustrates that free markets may be necessary, but have not yet been sufficient, to bring about political reformation.
Public anxiety about the current and future state of the economy held near 30-year highs throughout the first half of 2010.
Free-market economics tells the value of things, despite politicians' efforts to tip the scales.
The board of the Bank of England has repeatedly failed to keep growth balanced. An inflexible rule would be better.