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Spend Management for weddings: holding off on the "I dos" until the economy rebounds.

Saying No to 'I Do,' With the Economy in Mind -- A long-term decline in marriage accelerated during the severe recession, according to new data from the Census Bureau, with more couples postponing marriage and often choosing to cohabit without tying the knot.

Headache? Think twice before taking Tylenol.

J&J's Quality Control Draws Scrutiny -- Details have emerged in a recall of Johnson & Johnson's Tylenol products that are drawing new scrutiny to the company's handling of quality problems involving its popular over-the-counter medicines. At issue is J&J's handling of events leading up to the recall last year of infant's and children's Tylenol, which were withdrawn because some samples from a batch of raw materials that the company had used to make the medicines tested positive for potentially harmful bacteria.

Speaking of data management...

India Launches Project to ID 1.2 Billion People -- India's vaunted tech savvy is being put to the test this week as the country embarks on a daunting mission: assigning a unique 12-digit number to each of its 1.2 billion people.

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