Suicides in the United States may be increasing during the worst recession since the Great Depression.
But the recession may or may not be the reason more people are taking their lives.
Like so much about the economy, the numbers aren’t clear.
For a nation that thrives on statistics, the “official” stats for suicides in this nation aren’t up to date and lag about a year behind.
So The Wall Street did its own number of crunching and found the rate for for those who take their own lives is up about 2.6 percent — give a percentage point or two.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised representatives of a women’s organization whose members have been beaten by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s police force and face court trials for challenging Zimbabwe’s government. He said their grassroots efforts could improve the African country….