Could Your Home, Car or Bike Be Making You Extra Dough?
American women especially white women are increasingly choosing to have their babies at home instead of in a hospital, new government data show. One out of every 49 babies born to non-Latino white mothers in 2012 came into the world outside of a hospital, according to a report published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . About two-thirds of those births occurred at home. Mothers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds gave birth to 35,184 babies at home in 2012. That amounted to 0.89% of all births that year. Another 15,577 babies were born at birthing centers, accounting for 0.39% of all births in 2012. Both of those trends have been rising since 2004, according to the report. Altogether, 1.36% of American babies born in 2012 began life outside of a hospital, the data from the CDCs National Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics System show. That is the highest out-of-hospital birth rate since 1975. RELATED: Planning a home birth?
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Across town, Tim White said he rents out his old bike for $30 a weekend through SpinLister. White lists the bike online as well as a pickup time. This past summer, I paid for the bike itself, he said. Related: Pennsylvania couple launches chicken rental site. The Sakofs told ABC News they rented their familys Nissan Altima out through RelayRides and had been able to put the extra money into a college fund for their son. With RelayRides, the car owner sets the price, pickup time and location, allowing the renter to get the car directly from the owner. The car is even covered with RelayRides $1 million insurance policy. Though the Sakofs make $36 a day, RelayRides said the average user makes $250 a month and top earners make about $1,000 a month. And not far from Soldier Field, home to the NFLs Chicago Bears, Kevin Sogor rents out his driveway to football fans using ParkatmyHouse .
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DHS allows German home-schooling family to stay more? info… in US
ADVERTISEMENT That means the Romeike family, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs, can stay in the United States without the threat of being forced return to their home country, the familys legal team told Fox News. The family moved to Morristown, Tenn., in 2008 after facing fines and threats for refusing to send their kids to a state-approved school in Germany, which is required by law in that country. If the Romeikes had stayed in Germany, they risked losing custody of their children. Initially, the family was granted asylum in 2010 based on religious freedom grounds, but the Obama administration decided to appeal that decision, and won. The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the family’s appeal. “While this is the end of the line for normal legal appeals, we are not giving up,” Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association and lead counsel for the Romeikes, said in a written statement.
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