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Archive for December 2nd, 2012

US birth rate falls to record low, led by the decline in child-bearing among foreign-born women, according to the The Pew Research Center. The 2011 rate was the lowest since 1920, when such records began.

The study concludes it could be due to several factors. Increased access to contraception for Latino women and the recession 14% among foreign-born women and 23% among Mexican immigrant women in particular.

Among this report’s other major findings:

  • A majority of births to U.S.-born women (66%) in 2010 were to white mothers (although that share was smaller than in 1990, when it was 72%), while the majority of births to foreign-born women (56%) were to Hispanic mothers.
  • Teen mothers account for a higher share of births to U.S.-born women (11% in 2010) than to foreign-born women (5%), in part because of the age profile of immigrants.
  • Mothers ages 35 and older account for a higher share of births to immigrants (21% in 2010) than to the U.S. born (13%). In fact, immigrants accounted for fully 33% of births to women ages 35 and older in 2010.

Last year there were 3.95 million total US births, according to the preliminary data from Pew Research Center.

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Obama has a Santa’s Naughty and Nice list in Washington, contingent on fiscal cliff at a press event held at  The Rodon Group manufacturing facility, K’NEX toy factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

POTUS, why did you spend the US into oblivion, 16 trillion dollars worth of debt? I did not hear of any new spending cuts. Why are you holding the middle class hostage? GMAB

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The Paulsboro, New Jersey freight train derailment and chemical spill of vinyl chloride clean-up in Mantua Creek is delayed by heavy morning fog, December 2, 2012.

The Mantua Creek is a a tributary to the Delaware River. Could it be a threat to Philly’s Drinking Water?

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairwoman Debrorah Hersman, the conductor of the train that derailed Friday morning in Paulsboro, first came upon a red light before crossing the bridge.

The American Red Cross is assisting displaced people. Additional residents living within a 12-block radius of the accident scene were moved from their homes as a precautionary measure in the face of residual levels of vinyl chloride, a toxic, colorless and flammable gas that causes irritation, headache, shortness of breath and dizziness. in the air. In extremely high concentrations, the gas can cause death.

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