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Archive for August, 2012

28-Year-Old Cheddar To Go On Sale

MILWAUKEE (UPI) — A 28-year-old cheddar will soon be available for $6 per ounce at a store in Milwaukee, the owner said. Ken McNulty at the Wisconsin Cheese Mart said other super-aged cheddars, cheeses aged more than 20 years, will be available for purchase at $60 per pound. McNulty said the super-aged cheddars are in […]

Police Arrest Clown Mask Robbery Suspect

BOCA RATON, Fla. (UPI) — Police in Florida said they have arrested a home invasion suspect accused of robbing an apartment while wearing a killer clown mask. Investigators said Sarah Pastor and Jeffery Zimmer were in bed at 2:55 a.m. July 12 at their Boca Raton apartment when they heard a knock at the door […]

Police: CEO Hid Liquor To Avoid Taxes

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said the head of the company that makes Happy brand liquors was arrested for allegedly hiding dozens of barrels of alcohol. The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco said Atlantic Beach resident Christopher Eiras, 39, president and chief executive officer of the Liquor Group LLC, which makes […]

Bottled Message Breaks World Record

LERWICK, Scotland (UPI) — A Scottish ship’s captain has found the oldest known message in a bottle, set adrift nearly 98 years ago, Guinness World Records said. The record-keeping organization said Andrew Leaper, skipper of the Lerwick-registered Copious, found the bottled message in April in his trawler’s net alongside a haul of cod, haddock and […]

New U.S. Factory Orders Were Up In July

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. factory orders rebounded in July, with durable goods and non-durable goods up 4.1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, the Census Bureau said. New orders for both long-lasting merchandise, deemed durable goods, and quickly expended items, such as soap or paper products, rose 2.8 percent following a 0.5 percent decline in June, […]

Report: Drought Threatens Health Of Poor

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A World Bank Group report said drought in the United States and Eastern Europe drove food prices up sharply, “threatening the health” of millions of people. The price of corn and wheat rose by 25 percent in July, while soybean prices rose 17 percent, the World Bank Group’s Food Price Watch report […]

Investment CEO Sees Gold Standard Return

WESTPORT, Conn. (UPI) — Peter Schiff, vocal critic of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, said he anticipates a currency crisis and a U.S. return to the gold standard within two years. The chief executive of the global investment firm Euro Pacific Capital said an immediate need to peg the value of a dollar to gold […]

Bernanke Hints At Policy Action On Growth

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (UPI) — U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the central bank “will provide additional policy accommodation” to promote economic growth and hiring. Speaking at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Bernanke said the U.S. economy faces “daunting” challenges, five years after “significant financial […]

Buffett Gives Away $3 Billion On Birthday

OMAHA (UPI) — U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett says he has pledged an additional $3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to foundations operated by his children. In 1996, Buffett pledged 17.5 million Class B shares of his firm’s stock to each of his children’s foundations. Buffett, who turned 82 Thursday, said in an open letter how […]

Spy Cameras Bust Victimless Criminal

Spy Cameras Bust Victimless Criminal

The arrest of an Orlando, Fla., man for allegedly smoking marijuana illustrates how constant, real-time surveillance is changing the way law enforcement works. Critics say the Nation is on a slippery slope to guilty until proven innocent.

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