In addition, 12 million people, or 42 percent of those who were poor in the 2004 calendar year, were not in poverty by 2006.
The median length of a poverty spell was 4.5 months, the bureau found.
However, many people still struggled financially: More than half the people who left poverty still lived with incomes just above the poverty line, the bureau said in “Dynamics of Economic Well-being: Poverty, 2004-2006.”
NASA’s humanoid robot unpacked
CAPE CANAVERAL | The first humanoid robot ever launched into space is finally free.
“It’s like unearthing a mummy,” radioed a payload controller at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
“Well, at least the mummy would be here,” Miss Coleman replied. “We just have an empty box where Robonaut is supposed to be.”
Robonaut — also known as R2 was spotted a minute later in front of a work station.
“I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our crew,” Miss Coleman said. “We’re going to see what Robonaut can do.”
Top donor indicted, faces SEC charges
INDIANAPOLIS | A former Indianapolis businessman and top Republican donor was indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from an investigation into whether he operated a Ponzi scheme to defraud investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.View Entire Story
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