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The federal government is now spending $2 for every dollar it takes in.

From the feds: How to go bankruptThe federal government is now spending $2 for every dollar it takes in.USA Today

A driver’s license at 16 loses its social value The traditional quest to get a driver’s license at 16 is on the wane, as a generation hooked on texting, Facebook, and being driven around by parents no longer sees independent mobility as critical to their social lives. Just 30.7 percent of 16-year-olds got their licenses in 2008, down from 44.7 percent in 1988.The Washington Post

Average weight of newborns declines The average weight of newborn U.S. babies declined nearly 2 ounces, to 7 pounds, 7.54 ounces between 1990 and 2005. Researchers cannot explain the decline, which reverses a trend since the 1950s toward higher birth weights.The Wall Street Journal

Bank robberies fall by 20 percentBank robberies declined about 20 percent last year to their lowest point in a decade. Recessions typically lead to a boom in bank robberies, but new law-enforcement tools, including cash implanted with GPS tracking devices, have discouraged would-be robbers.USA Today

The Census Bureau's highly educated workforceThanks to widespread job losses, the U.S. Census Bureau has hired the most highly skilled, highly educated workforce in its 220-year history. Among those participating in March’s count of the population will be corporate vice presidents, engineers, and college professors.The Cincinnati Enquirer

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