Americans Accept Responsibility for Their Own Financial Security, But Still Want Safety Net

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WASHINGTON -¬†With the economy still shifting under their feet, Americans recognize that they have more responsibility than ever for their own financial security, including retirement, according to new research findings from Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. But they still expect the government to provide a social safety net, the survey found. “Consumers are […]

Only 54% of Americans Have More Emergency Savings than Credit Card Debt

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NEW YORK – Only 54% of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt, according to a new poll released today by Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE). One in four Americans (25%) has more credit card debt than emergency savings and 16% have neither credit card debt nor emergency savings. Bankrate’s monthly Financial Security Index held […]

Study: Stem Cells May Aid Vision In Blind People

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LOS ANGELES – Two legally blind women appeared to gain some vision after receiving an experimental treatment using embryonic stem cells, scientists reported Monday. While embryonic stem cells were first isolated more than a decade ago, most of the research has been done in lab animals. The new results come from the first tests in […]