Ethnicity doesn't seem to affect annexation decisions like race

In the American South, race has been shown in numerous studies to play a role in municipal annexation decisions: predominantly white municipalities were less likely to extend the city limits to include adjacent areas with ...

Consumers pay less at independent fuel stations

(—A Queensland study has found that independent service stations' petrol prices were on average one cent per litre cheaper than brand retailers.

Poverty-related stress affects readiness for school

Stress in the lives of poor children is one cause of the early achievement gap in which children from low-income homes start school behind their more advantaged classmates.

Facebook mines Census data to track its diversifying users

In its earliest days, Facebook was primarily a white and Asian phenomenon. No more. In the first-ever study of the race and ethnicity of its U.S. users, Facebook said Wednesday that blacks and Latinos have joined the social ...

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