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Food Cheaper in City - No Baloney

Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal
By
AARON RUTKOFF
Published: May 26, 2011 / online.wsj.com

For New Yorkers, the high price of groceries is an accepted truth of city life, with everyday shopping trips and cost-of-living indexes confirming the city's costly status.

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USDA Secretary Vilsack says agency will adopt recommendations on diversity

By KRISSAH THOMPSON
Published: May 2011 / washingtonpost.com

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that his agency would quickly adopt most of the recommendations contained in a two year study that looked at USDA's history of discrimination and its ongoing civil rights failings.

The recommendations range from making the department's rural development programs more accessible to women to appointing a "chief diversity officer" in each of the agency's state offices.

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Brooklyn Enclave Helps New York Top Los Angeles as U.S. Diversity Capital

By HENRY GOLDMAN AND TIMOTHY R. HOMAN
Published: May 5, 2011 / bloomberg.com

New York wrested the title of ethnic- diversity capital of the U.S. from Los Angeles over the past decade, census figures show. That change may be best illustrated in a single census tract in Brooklyn.

The section of Dyker Heights in southwest Brooklyn, long dominated by Italian-Americans, had one of the biggest increases in diversity of any census tract in the nation's most-populous city. The area of 1,133 people has seen an inflow of Asian residents, a group that is helping to transform the profile of New York, along with those of other major municipalities throughout the U.S.

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