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US Births Hit a 30-Year Low, Despite Good Economy

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday.   Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns.    The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853...

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