Dear EarthTalk: Are all the commercial messages kids are bombarded with today having any noticeable negative effects? And if so what can a concerned parent like me do to limit my own kids’ exposure to so much advertising and marketing? — Jason Baldino, Somerset, NJ
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While “green jobs” have been the topic of much discussion in recent years, just 2.4 percent of the U.S. workforce – 3.1 million people – were employed in the production of green goods and services in 2010, according to recently-released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the Supreme Court shows every sign of throwing out “Obamacare” and leaving 30 million Americans without health insurance, another drama is being played out in the quiet corridors of the Federal Reserve system that may affect even more of us.
Going strictly by the numbers, the DOD appears to be a model agency when it comes to avoiding what the government calls “improper payments” — those that should never have been made, or amount to more than was agreed in a contract. Despite their $687 billion budget, DOD has reported contributing relatively little to the government’s estimated $100 billion in improper payments in each of the last three years.
CLARK – The Easter Bunny will make an early appearance in Clark, this Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at O’Johnnie’s Hallmark Gift Shop, 170 Westfield Avenue.