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When Kids Start Playing To Win

And, what the adults in their lives should do about it.

Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.

Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.

Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.

Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.

Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.

Truth In Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule For Gluten Free

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.

Walgreens Drops Plan To Move Headquarters And Profits Overseas

The pharmacy giant will conclude its merger with British retailer Allliance Boots in a $15 billion deal. But the company decided to drop plans to move its headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

New Campaign Hopes To Improve Reading Proficiency In Georgia Children

According to new campaign called Getting Georgia Reading nearly two-thirds of Georgia’s children are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade. A study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says children who can’t read by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

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