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  • But even the 50-percent figure was debatable, depending on whether one considers dissolved or dispersed oil actually "gone."

    Congressman Accuses White House Of Putting Spin Above Science

  • Subaru reported a sales record for 2010 with an increase of 22 percent and a 50-percent increase over the last two years.

    Car sales: Most automakers rebound in 2010

  • A Detroit News poll last month showed that only 23 percent of Michigan voters would vote to re-elect Stabenow in 2012, while another survey by Republican-leaning pollster Wilson Research Strategies showed the Democrat below the 50-percent mark in general-election match-ups with two potential rivals, former state Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) and former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R).

    Health care 1099 repeal amendment a gift to Stabenow

  • Pat Watkins, director of financial aid at Eckerd College, lamented the steady rise of tuition discounting and suggested that some colleges will not be able to sustain their revenue patterns: "How long can you continue to operate with 40- and 50-percent discount rates?"

    Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe

  • Not only did the health law strengthen Medicare's solvency by 12 years and not only do Medicare beneficiaries still have all the same guaranteed benefits they've always had, but seniors now have new benefits like free preventive care services and tens of thousands of enrollees who fall into the infamous Part D "donut hole" are saving an average of $800 per person thanks to a new 50-percent discount on covered brand-name drugs.

    Tom McMahon: GOP Hone Medicare Message Post NY-26 Shocker: Wax Nostalgic About Subsidies to Big Insurance?

  • There is about a 20-percent chance the river at Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., will surpass the record crest set in 2009 and about a 50-percent chance it will beat last year's crest, which was the sixth-highest on record, the weather service said.

    Major spring floods likely in upper Midwest

  • In a related controversy, Zimbabwe's finance minister Biti says the state treasury has received no income during 2011 from the diamond mines in Marange, in which the government is a 50-percent shareholder.

    Controversial Zimbabwe Diamonds Dispute Deepens

  • A former community organizer in Chicago, Obama proposed a 50-percent cut to a $700-million community-service block grant program.

    Obama's Budget Pits Him Against His Own Life Story

  • A year after the passage of Prop 209, the freshman class of 1998 at UC Berkeley saw a 50-percent decrease in black, Latino and Filipino students compared to the year before, according to the American Bar Association.

    Mario Lopez: Why Our Experiences Cannot Be Discounted

  • One study, published in the first NeuroLeadership journal, showed a 30- to 50-percent improvement in stress levels in a group of people trained in mindfulness, compared to a group trained in relation techniques, from just 100 minutes of training in one week.

    David Rock: Learning About Your Brain Can Be A (Positive) Addiction

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