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Archive for September, 2012

Stick to the Script, Obama!

The Great EightIt’s all the same to Obama. Hillary: the right man for the job. And: look who’s back! All this, plus, George Costanza to the rescue! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!

U.S. Has Added More Jobs Than Thought

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. economy added 386,000 more jobs than previously estimated between April 2011 and March 2012, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said it had initially undercounted job growth, and the latest report indicates BLS preliminary job reports during the period were underreported by an average of 32,000 […]

Consumer Spending Flat In Real Terms

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. consumer spending rose 0.5 percent in August but most of that was due to rising prices, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday. Spending saw its biggest increase since February, gaining 0.1 percentage points more than July’s month-to-month increase, the department said. But prices rose 0.4 percent, leaving spending up 0.1 percent […]

U.S. Banks Overwhelmed In Cyberattacks

NEW YORK (UPI) — A computer security expert said U.S. banks were besieged   this week with “unprecedented” cyberattacks meant to disrupt business. Attacks systematically hit Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and PNC Bank, CNNMoney reported Friday. “The volume of traffic sent to these sites is frankly unprecedented,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder […]

Regulator Recommends Libor Overhaul

LONDON (UPI) — Martin Wheatley of Britain’s Financial Services Authority said Friday administration of the London Interbank Offered Rate requires a systematic overhaul. “The disturbing events we have uncovered in the manipulation of Libor have severely damaged our confidence and our trust — it has torn the very fabric that our financial system is built […]

Breast Cancer Survivors Urged To Exercise

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Officials at the American Council on Exercise encourage breast cancer survivors to incorporate regular physical activity into their everyday routines. ACE officials said it has been showed physical activity helps prevent recurrence of breast cancer and increase survival rates. Regularly exercising has been found to provide a multitude of physical and […]

Split-Second Eye Injury Impacts A Lifetime

CHICAGO (UPI) — Accidental eye injury is one of the leading causes of U.S. visual impairment, but only 35 percent wear protective eyewear when doing home projects. Officials at the American Academy of Ophthalmology said more than half of the 2.5 million eye injuries that occur every year in the United States happen within or […]

Higher Rank, More Power = Less Stress

STANFORD, Calif. (UPI) — Conventional wisdom says government and corporate leaders have high levels of stress, but U.S. researchers say more authority means less stress. Professor James Gross of Stanford University and Jennifer Lerner, a professor of public policy and management at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, suggested leadership positions were associated with lower levels […]

Red Wine May Help In Weight Loss

TEMPE, Ariz. (UPI) — Bees decreased their food intake when given resveratrol — a compound in red wine — and lived up to 38 percent longer, U.S. and Norwegian researchers say. Brenda Rascon, a doctoral student with Gro Amdam, an associate professor in Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences and the Norwegian University of […]

Hurricanes Can Impact Water Quality

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (UPI) — The water quality of U.S. lakes and coastal systems could be degraded if hurricanes intensify in a warming world, researchers at Yale University say. During last summer’s Hurricane Irene, the worst storm to hit the New York area in 200 years, record amounts of dissolved organic matter were found in […]

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