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U.S. birth rate falls again, a possible effect of economic downturn

The number of babies born in the United States has dropped for the second year in a row, according to new federal statistics released Friday that provide more evidence that the nation's economic troubles are affecting the birth rate.

By Rob Stein  |  August 27, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Economy , Motherhood , Women's Health  
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