A now defunct suburban Philadelphia swim club has agreed to a settlement more than three years after being accused of racism and discrimination for denying children from a largely minority day-care center access to their facility, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Forget designer strollers and organic baby formula, just providing a child with the basics has become more than most parents can afford.
If Sherita Rooney only had to worry about writing papers and acing exams, her college life would be a breeze.
A Houston day care owner is among the U.S. Marshals Service's "most wanted," more than a week after authorities say she carelessly started a fire that killed four children and then fled.
Houston's fire chief said Wednesday the department trusted a day care center operator who allegedly told authorities she would talk about a fatal fire but instead fled the area.
What do higher mileage on leased cars, more crowded day care centers and fewer disability claims all have in common?
Nicole Longaro felt like she was at the pediatrician every other day when her now 3-year-old daughter, Alyssa, first started day care. Alyssa was 4 months old, and Longaro had to return to her job as a human resources manager for a large commercial bank.
In an effort to make children safer while they sleep, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of new proposed mandatory standards for cribs.
Think your children are getting hours of playtime, story readings and stimulating lessons at day care? Maybe they are, but they could also be spending a chunk of their day watching TV or DVDs.
You know the drill: You give your child an ultimatum -- "Get dressed or we're staying home!" -- and naturally she says, "Okay, we'll stay home!" Might as well plant a big "L" on your forehead.
A state commission issued a finding of probable cause that racism was involved in the decision by a suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, swim club to revoke privileges of a largely minority day care center.
Japan's election may result in thousands of dollars in cash payouts to parents. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Yoshiko Sato would love to give her only son a brother or a sister. But money struggles and Japan's cost of living have pushed the mother to wait.
Tyler Perry, the star, writer and producer of films such as "Madea Goes to Jail" and the television show "House of Payne," could be adding philanthropist to his growing list of credits.
Turned away from a Philly swim club, minority children head to the Florida park
A Pennsylvania day care center is pursuing a federal civil rights lawsuit against a swim club that canceled the center's membership, the day care director and attorney told CNN's "American Morning" on Wednesday.
Members of a swim club allegedly made racist comments about kids from a day care center. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
A largely minority day care center Monday refused an offer to return to a swim club in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, amid allegations of racism.
A suburban Philadelphia swim club has invited children from a largely minority day-care center to come back after a June reversal that fueled allegations of racism against the club, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
Susan Candiotti speaks to the Valley Club President on the racism controversy at their Huntington Valley, PA, pool.
The president of The Valley Swim Club on Friday strongly denied charges of racism after his club canceled the swimming privileges of a nearby day care center whose children are predominantly African-American.
A Philadelphia-area day care center said Thursday that members of a private swim club made racist comments about the center's children, and the club then canceled their swimming privileges.
Arrest warrants have been issued for another nine people associated with a fire at a day-care center in northwestern Mexico in June that killed 48 children, the state-run Notimex news agency said Saturday.
Anger is growing in Mexico over a fire at a government-run day care center that claimed its 46th child this weekend.
Another child has died from last week's fire at a day care center in northwestern Mexico, bringing the death toll to 45, the state-run Notimex news agency said.
Mexico's Institute of Social Security, which oversaw the day-care facility where 44 children died in a fire last week, removed its director in the state where the tragedy occurred, the state-run news agency Notimex reported.
Two of the owners of the day-care center that burned Friday, killing 44 children, have resigned jobs they had with the government, they told reporters Tuesday.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports from a Mexican town with many questions and few answers after a devastating fire.
A fire that claimed the lives of 44 children at a day-care center in Hermosillo, Mexico, started Friday in an air-conditioning unit in an adjacent warehouse, the attorney general of Sonora said Monday.
Thirty-one children were killed and more than 100 others were injured Friday when their day-care center caught fire in the northwestern state of Sonora, a spokesman for the state's governor said.
Two children and one adult were killed Friday after a man with a painted face launched a knife attack at a children's daycare center in Belgium.
It's naptime in the manger. The rosy porcelain baby is sleeping quietly beside his mother, who dozes on her back on the barn floor, despite her permanent bent-kneed posture and a broken-off right hand.
A new government report says the cost of raising a child has soared to $204,000. But even scarier is what that figure leaves out
Over the years, countless magazine articles have promised you could "lose weight at work" or "tone up in 10 minutes at your desk."
Dear FSB: I own a daycare. My prices are very competitive and so is my curriculum, but I seem to have a problem getting more kids into the daycare. I do not have a problem keeping them once they get in. What am I doing wrong?
Josh visits a rundown creche, adjacent to a new facility being built by the Jozini municipality.
My first sitter, Maggie, spoiled me forever. We met, I adored her, she adored the baby, I hired her, and a love affair began. I left for work on her first day without a second thought -- really! I had no urge to run back and ask her 12 more questions about her experience, her references, her opinion on daytime TV or high-fructose corn syrup.
If you own a small business and have already filed your taxes, then Uncle Sam is probably the last person you want to think about right now. But there's no better time to make some moves that could significantly pay off in 2007.
With many franchisors capitalizing on the convenience trend, you can find services that help you do everything from cooking, cleaning, day care and even teaching your kids some shortcuts to get ahead in their toughest classes.
Thousands of mothers and families, feeling squeezed by the growing demands of work while trying to care for children, are joining together in a new organization called Moms Rising.
When I went back to work part-time, my husband and I hired Dawn to care for our baby, then 18 months old. Dawn seemed the perfect sitter: She and Oliver were crazy about each other, and she had plenty of experience with other kids who adored her.
In most states, a year of infant or toddler care at a typical day-care center costs more than tuition at a public university--without 18 years to prep for the payment. In fact, the average family s...
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"It was like something out of Kafka," says Jim Mensching, a physician in Cohasset, Mass. He's talking about a customer service nightmare. All he needed was the written confirmation that he had paid...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - For those bemoaning their single status on this Valentine's Day or who, conversely, are willing to use even the lamest excuse to avoid getting engaged this evening, consider this: while there are countless benefits to marriage, lower taxes often isn't one of them.
When Uncle Sam offers you free money, you take it, right?
Before it takes a village to raise a child, Angela Ferin says it takes two women to birth that child -- the woman in labor and her doula.
As an expecting parent, you've got a million things to do before the stork arrives - getting a new crib, working out the delivery details with your doctor and not to mention picking out a name for your newborn.
To shore up the finances of Richard and Day Newburg as they work to rebuild their dream house, here is what financial planner Bob Ryan of Resolute Financial in Newburyport, Mass. suggests.
Being a Mom is a full-time job. For working mothers, the job is a mix of meetings and daycare, client lunches and PB&J lunches, hand-shaking and kiss-blowing.
Like many working moms, I sometimes fantasize about quitting my job to spend all day every day doing art projects and play dates with my soon-to-be three-year-old twin daughters, Fiona and Isabel.
Dear Armchair Millionaire: I'm going to graduate from college in June and I've received a couple of different job offers, each with very different benefit packages. What should I be looking for?
So your employee benefits for 2005 are set in stone now. For most people, there is no going back on those choices, but you can still milk your benefits for everything they are worth.
Bernard Kerik, the would-be Homeland Security chief, is only the most recent in a long line of candidates for high office to be doomed by the so-called nanny tax.
NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - Christmas has never tasted this good. Thirty-two pastry chefs in the southern Italian city of Naples unveiled on Saturday what they say is the biggest ever nativity scene made entirely of chocolate.
In a deal that reunites former junk bond king Michael Milken with one of the properties of his Drexel Burnham Lambert days, two of the nation's leading child-care center operators have agreed to merge in a transaction valued at $550 million in cash.
Flex-spending accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to meet health care costs. But as anyone with one of these accounts knows, whatever you don't use, you lose!
Kristen Breitweiser, like her husband ron, voted for George W. Bush in 2000. Far from being any kind of activist, she didn't know her Congressman's name before Sept. 11, 2001, the day her husband died on the 92th floor of the World Trade Center's Tower 2.
So, you and your husband have done the math and found that you can afford to stay home for a few years to run Kids, Inc.
James DeLaGarza made his money the old fashioned way. He earned it.
Dear Armchair Millionaire: Our first baby is due in February and my wife and I are frantically preparing in every way we can. What should we be doing financially?
The joys of parenthood may be without number, but so, too, are its complexities.
Sen. John Kerry on Thursday officially accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president amid the predictable pomp and circumstance of the national convention. With less than 100 days remaining until the November election and most polls indicating a statistical dead heat between President Bush and Kerry, next up on the challenger's agenda is to figure out a way to mobilize the relatively small number of undecided voters in his favor.
Between massages, yoga classes, daycare, hotels and gourmet meals...pets (yes pets!) are more pampered than ever.
So, who's the real pessimist here?
Teeming populations have long been synonymous with Asia. But in Hong Kong, schools and nurseries are closing because there aren't enough children to fill classes. And governments from South Korea to Singapore are trying to encourage women to have more children.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Iseult Devlin and her husband Wayne Lavertu met while they were both sharing the rent on a winter ski lodge with a bunch of other singles and ski enthusiasts.
BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Erika and her husband are in a common predicament. They'd like to start a family but can't imagine how they could swing it in San Francisco, where commutes are long, childcare is expensive and the median home price is more than $500,000.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Even if you don't itemize deductions on your federal tax return, make sure you don't cheat yourself out of tax breaks to which you're legally entitled.
Television's Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan, died Friday morning in Vermont, a family friend told CNN. He was 76.
Picture David Henry. He's a classic. Clean-cut, energy and ambition to burn. Wears those loose-fitting khakis and that wide-striped Polo shirt as if he'd been born in them. Has a look in his eyes t...
David Harris and Kimberly Ratekin have been married 14 years. They have two daughters and a newborn son. Still, with the help of their employer, the South San Francisco biotech firm Genentech, they...
Most FORTUNE 500 companies don't really loathe their employees' children--they just act as if they do. Firms that couldn't fathom funding on-site day care for staffers don't hesitate to subsidize b...
We're all familiar with Michael Milken the junk bond king and symbol of the anything-goes, boom-and-bust '80s on Wall Street. Then there's Milken the philanthropist, busily repairing his reputation...
Americans like to say that our children are our most valuable asset. Yet children at all income levels are suffering from neglect--not just the children of poverty, as some would like you to think....
To you, a birthday might be just another reminder that you're getting on in years. But to the IRS, your birthday--or half-birthday--can be a reason for the agency to crash your party and either giv...
You probably thought you had your child-care problems licked when you found the perfect nanny or babysitter, right? Little did you know your difficulties were just beginning. Unless you've hired a ...
RAISING TWO-YEAR-OLD Rebecca Schuchat of Oakland has been a journey of discovery for her parents, Ilana DeBare and Sam Schuchat. This year, for example, they discovered that their 1985 Toyota Corol...
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Compared with other wealthy democracies, our country does little to help parents cope with new babies or pay for child care. Granted, the Family and Medical Leave Act that President Clinton signed ...
KATHY SPIVACK has her schedule down to a science. While her son, Jeffrey, was in kindergarten this past spring, the divorced mother from Closter, New Jersey, arranged her work as an executive with ...
DUANE HYATT, 54, A MACHINE AND SUPPLIES TESTER for Xerox, is spending nine months volunteering full time at a Rochester, N.Y. women's shelter -- while Xerox pays his full salary and benefits. Marti...
WHEN IT COMES to early childhood education, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of the class. Nearly every other major industrialized nation -- and even some developing countries -- see the job of educa...
BECAUSE CHILDREN are the future, America could be headed for bad bumps down the road. Some of the symptoms are familiar -- rising teenage suicides and juvenile arrest rates, average SAT scores lowe...
HAROLD EPPS, who runs the Digital Equipment Corp. plant that makes computer keyboards, manages the work force of the future. The Boston factory's 350 employees come from 44 countries and speak 19 l...
What we need in this country is a trustworthy, affordable child-care program that is open to everyone. My proposal is to use existing elementary schools as the hub of a comprehensive solution. We'v...
Imagine this. You get a note one day from the Internal Revenue Service saying the agency feels bad that it's been taxing you on money you need to pay for such basic expenses as health insurance ded...
Like so many couples who are juggling two careers while trying to raise a family, Marc Walker, 38, and his wife Melanie, 35, of Ithaca, N.Y. always feel as if their spare time is disappearing into ...
BABIES AREN'T just Gerber's business anymore. When William Popejoy stepped in to rescue American Savings & Loan Association in 1984, he eliminated 700 company cars, 39 condominiums, nine airplanes,...
Who should take care of America's children? The answer of past centuries -- their parents -- no longer satisfies a number of people, and the issue has suddenly approached the top of the national ag...
The latest big sell in Washington is for federal support of day care, and you'd better believe the merchandise is hot. Democratic political consultant Peter Hart calls it ''the sleeper issue of 198...
CONRAD LUNG, 37, vice president of Amtex Sportswear Inc., used to go to his Manhattan office every day a profoundly unhappy man. The source of his pain was the source of his joy: Jennifer Lung, his...