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More American adults have taken to texting in the past year, but teens still take the crown when it comes to using their phones for text-messaging, with 87 percent of them doing so, according to a new study.

Among adult cell phone users, 72 percent of them now send and receive text messages, up from 65 percent in September 2009, and 58 percent in December 2007, according to “Cell Phones and American Adults,” a report from the Pew Research Center’s Read the rest of this entry »

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WELLESLEY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. division of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF, TSX:SLF) today released the latest edition of its UnretirementSM Index, which reveals 65 percent of American workers will delay their retirement by at least one year ? an 11 percent increase since the end of 2008. The Index also indicates 27 percent of Americans now believe they will need to work at least five years longer than expected because of the Read the rest of this entry »

The average total cost of risk, made up of insurance premiums retained losses and risk management administrative costs, fell 9.4 percent per $1,000 of revenue in 2008, according to a survey.

The findings in the annual benchmark survey of Risk and Insurance Management Society came from a poll of over 1,300 U.S and Canadian risk managers.

New York research firm Advisen and RIMS jointly announced the survey results yesterday, which Read the rest of this entry »

A report issued on the same day that the government released its latest unemployment data shows why most laid-off people are likely to lose their health coverage: The average national premium costs for family COBRA coverage consume almost 84 percent of average unemployment benefits.

The report, issued by the consumer health organization Families USA, focuses on the unaffordability of COBRA coverage, which allows laid-off workers Read the rest of this entry »