Thursday, October 18, 2007

"The Global Millionaire Boom"

Here's a link to the Yahoo! article (which in turn is showing Business Week Online content).

Household wealth is hitting record heights, and not just in the U.S. There are more millionaire households on the planet than ever before, particularly in Europe and in China, where growth rates are highest.

The total number of world millionaire households -- those with assets of $1 million or more -- grew by 14% in 2006, to 9.6 million, representing the richest 0.7% of all households and owning $33.2 trillion, or about a third of the world's wealth, according to a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm.

Monday, October 15, 2007

"U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall"

On Yahoo! News today: "U.S. cancer death rates continue to fall". Excerpt:
They found important declines in deaths from lung, prostate and colorectal cancers in men, as well as in breast and colon cancer among women. Lung cancer deaths were still on the rise among women but this increase slowed, according to the report.

"The significant decline in cancer death rates demonstrates important progress in the fight against cancer that has been achieved through effective tobacco control, screening, early detection, and appropriate treatment," U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said in a statement.