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Fast Food Nation: Americans Cook Less Than Any Developed Country

The United States is the birthplace of the Hot Pocket and the Pop-Tart. Americans want food, and we want it five minutes ago. So it's no wonder that a recent survey gauging societal norms in 34 countries revealed that Americans spend the least amount of time cooking per day: Just 30 minutes. Full story

1 in 4 American kids raised by a single parent

One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released Wednesday. Full story

Business events scheduled for Thursday

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday: Full story

OECD slashes Japan GDP forecast on quake

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy will slow significantly this year after last month's devastating earthquake and tsunami, with the government needing to cut spending from other programs to rebuild the country's battered northeast coast and to ensure faster growth next year, the OECD said on Thursda Full story

Something to be cheerful about — low US taxes

Think you pay too much in taxes? It could be worse. You could be living in Denmark. Full story

Inflation may be future G20 focus: OECD head

World finance leaders must find a way to bring down debt while creating jobs and watching over their shoulders for the threat of inflation, the head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Saturday. Full story

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Pupils at work with their teacher during a math class in a primary school in Berlin December 7, 2010. The three-yearly OECD Programme for International Student Assessment report, which compares the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds in 70 countries around the world, ranked Germany in the middle