Vt. Grapples With Social Worker Safety

Montpelier — For eight months before a social worker was gunned down, a labor-management committee in the Department for Families and Children warned that too-heavy workloads were hurting relationships between social workers and families and contributing to increasing danger, a legislative committee heard Tuesday. “Relationships are really important with respect to worker safety. That does relate to caseload,” DCF Commissioner Ken...

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Born at the Right Place, Right Time

Washington — What are your odds of being a millionaire, do you think? One in 10? One in 50? One in 100? If you’re over 62, your odds of having at least $1 million in net wealth (your total assets minus your total debt) are relatively achievable — about 1 in 7. But if you are under 40, your odds are low: 1 in 55. In the last 25 years, the odds that an old person is a millionaire have improved slightly. But for young people, they have...

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