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Archive for October, 2012

U.S. Stocks Slide Wednesday

NEW YORK, (UPI) — U.S. markets re-opened Wednesday after a nearly unprecedented two-day derailment due to a massive hurricane that swept the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy forced the closure of equity markets for two days — the first multiple-day weather related closure since 1888. Concerns arose over emergency systems and why they did not rise […]

Crude Oil Rises Post Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK, (UPI) — Crude oil prices topped $86 per barrel in New York Wednesday morning, as traders assessed the impact of a major storm on the East Coast. Demand and supplies were affected. Power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy and closing of some businesses could slow demand temporarily, while flooding at two refineries, including […]

Americans Eat 20 Million Pounds Of Candy Corn

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (UPI) — At just 3.57 calories a piece, candy corn is a Halloween staple, but it hardly resembles corn and isn’t the least bit healthy, a U.S. food expert says. “Maybe it’s time for a healthier candy corn,” Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of supermarketguru.com, said in […]

Utility: What To Do If The Power Is Out

JACKSON, Miss., (UPI) — If a home has lost power due to Hurricane Sandy or any other storm, Consumers Energy in Michigan advises people to closely monitor the media. Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, which provides natural gas and electricity in Michigan advises to avoid traveling to or through storm-damaged areas if […]

Peers As Influential Online As In Person

ANN ARBOR, Mich., (UPI) — Peers are influential when it comes to alcohol and drug use, and they are just as influential online as they are in person, U.S. researchers suggest. Sarah Stoddard and colleagues at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor conducted an online survey of 3,447 of U.S. […]

Beating Cancer Is Step One For Survivors

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., (UPI) — More than one-third of the 12.6 million U.S. cancer survivors have physical or mental problems that put their overall health in jeopardy, researchers say. Lead author Kathryn Weaver, assistant professor at Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, N.C., said 25 percent of cancer survivors reported poor physical health and 10 percent reported […]

Single Junk-Food Meal Can Damage Arteries

TORONTO, (UPI) — A single junk-food meal — rich in saturated fat — is detrimental to the health of the arteries, researchers in Canada said. Dr. Anil Nigam and colleagues at the University of Montreal-affiliated EPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute, compared the effects of a junk-food meal and a typical Mediterranean meal on […]

Report: Big Banks Back Big Pollution

SAN FRANCISCO, (UPI) — The Rainforest Action Network said major U.S. banks, while embracing a green business model, continue to invest in polluting energy resources. A report from the advocacy group stated that while major U.S. banks have taken strides to reduce the environmental footprint from branches and corporate offices, they’ve done little to curb […]

Google Adds New Compose Features To Gmail

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (UPI) — Google says a new feature in its Gmail program will allow users to reference the content of other emails without having to close out a message they’re writing. An email draft a user is writing would remain on top of the main Gmail window similar to a pop-up chat screen […]

Thief Targets Traditional Asian Medicines

MONTEREY PARK, Calif., (UPI) — A California man was arrested for allegedly trying to steal traditional oriental herbal remedies, police said. Man Van Truong, 56, was charged after he was stopped from stealing a barrel of ginseng outside a Chinese medicine store in Monterey Park, Calif. Police already had a car description matching Truong’s black […]

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