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Careful, ladies...
Birth Control Recall: Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Recalled Over Packaging Errors -- Birth control pills are intentionally packaged in a specific order to provide protection from pregnancy. In these specific recalled pills, 21 tablets contain hormonal compounds to prevent pregnancy, while the last seven tablets don't contain any active ingredients. If a woman takes the pills out of order or takes inactive pills thinking they are active, she may be at risk of pregnancy. "With birth control pills, if the exact count or sequence is out of order the efficacy of the birth control pill could be significantly decreased. If this is the case, patients may be experiencing irregular bleeding and may be at higher risk for unintended pregnancy," Dr. Adam Jacobs, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at Mount Sinai Medical Center, told Everyday Health.

So who's gonna foot the bill?
Chicago Has Received No Money For NATO/G8 Yet -- The Emanuel administration said Chicagoans wouldn't have to foot the bill for the upcoming NATO/G8 summits, but the city has yet to receive any of the federal funding promised. The Chicago Reader reports that, though the city is spending money on security and training equipment, the check for the supposed millions hasn't hit the mail just yet. Delores Robinson, a spokeswoman for the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications said "The city of Chicago has not yet received any grants for the NATO and G8 summits." Even though City officials announced the awarding of a $55 million grant to fund the summits, an investigation by the Reader showed that those funds aren't specifically for the summits.

Mega downsizing for USPS.
$20 Billion Reduction Plan by U.S. Postal Service -- Technology is constantly changing the way consumers and businesses communicate. This sounds like a clique – - yet the statement is also very true. Since technology is changing at a rapid pace, companies are wise to evolve equally fast or they will go the way of the dinosaur. This brings us to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). USPS loses millions of dollars annually. Any business that loses this much money annually should be restructured, sold or eliminated. Not so with this government agency; until now. USPS announced plans to close or consolidate 223 locations resulting in the loss of 35,000 jobs. The reason for this dramatic downsizing is the agency plans to reduce $20 billion in financial operations by 2015.

Go London!
London 2012: Olympics 'likely to be under budget' -- Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has said he is increasingly confident the 2012 Games will come in under budget. New figures show the £527m contingency budget remains intact with 150 days to go until the start of the Olympics. The current budget of £9.3bn is almost four times the estimated cost of staging the Games at the time of the bid in 2005.

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