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Asians, Asian Americans

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Asian Americans are catching white Americans in the wealth race

Asians are on their way to toppling whites as the wealthiest group in America.

Asians have had higher median incomes than their white counterparts, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The typical Asian family has brought...

Tax astronaut

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8 tax audit red flags

Budget cuts at the IRS may mean fewer audits this year. But that doesn't mean everyone will get away scot-free.

While chances are low that your return will be targeted by the IRS, why put yourself at risk at all?

Here are 8 relatively easy ways to stee...

S.F. renters abandoning pets

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No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.

Honda transgender granddaughter

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House Dem supports transgender granddaughter

Rep. Mike Honda this week became one of the first lawmakers in Congress to support the idea of a gender spectrum and publicly announce a family member, his granddaughter, is transgender.

The California Democrat urged acceptance of transgender individu...

Wealth, race gap

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Report: Whites have 12 times the wealth of blacks

The typical white family had accumulated more than $134,200 in wealth in 2013, while black families scraped together a little more than $11,000 and Hispanic families $13,700, according to a new Urban Institute report.

Scanadu

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Scanadu, the medical Tricorder for our times

In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.

He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.

In other words, ...

Children becoming conscious of body image at younger age

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Kids as young as 5 concerned about body image

Kids are starting to develop concerns about body image at younger ages than you might think, according to a recent report by the child advocacy group Common Sense Media.

Year of the Sheep

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Superstitious couples shun 'sheep' babies

Newly married, Zhang Xun was keen to try for a baby -- at least until friends told her that any child born in the upcoming Year of the Sheep would face a lifetime of bad luck.

Perturbed, she convinced her husband to delay their plans to conceive. They...

Graduation, graduates, Harvard

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Report: Rich 8 times more likely to get college degree

The massive gap in college graduation rates between rich and and poor is growing even wider.

Chipotle Cultivating Thought

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Try tofu item, get free Chipotle

In a likely attempt to get vegetarians in the door, Chipotle is offering a free entree to patrons who purchase a tofu-made Sofritas on Monday.

Christmas cards for dying girl

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Family gathers Christmas cards for dying girl

A 6-year-old girl dying from a rare illness hopes you'll add one more card to your Christmas card list this year.

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One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: After School exhibit at GoggleWorks

One Tank Trip After School exhibit at GoggleWorks

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Art teachers usually display their student's work, but in a new exhibit, the teachers are taking center stage.

One Tank Trip: Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog

One Tank Trip Clifford the Big Red Dog

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A larger-than-life children's character is spending some time in Berks County.

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