People everywhere are shouting from the rooftops: “This is the most important vote of your lifetime!” But the 2012 Presidential election is not a make-or-break election. America, as the Founders envisioned, has already been broken for a long, long time.
Mainstream media continue to push the idea that the upcoming Presidential election is about race. A recent Associated Press poll claims that 51 percent of Americans harbor negative feelings toward blacks.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is looking for potential future additions to the United States’ massive security/surveillance apparatus; her agency has begun target kindergarten-aged children with cybersecurity training.
President Barack Obama, seeking to embolden his weak record on American business, said that he would appoint a “secretary of Business” if he is elected to a second term in the White House.
As Hurricane Sandy threatened much of the United States’ Eastern seaboard, political pundits took the opportunity to shout back and forth about which Presidential candidate would cut the most funding to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
There have been hundreds of food product recalls in the last few years for everything from tomatoes to peanuts. But consumers don’t always heed the news. According to a survey released by Rutgers University in New Jersey, only 60 percent of Americans check for recalled foods in their home.
William Hallman, professor of human ecology and lead researcher, said he hopes to get more consumers not only to pay attention to the recalls, but to take active steps to rid the products from their homes. Currently, Hallman said only about 25 percent of those surveyed threw out food after hearing about a recall.
LAS VEGAS (UPI) — U.S. toymaker Mattel Inc. and automaker General Motors Co. are promoting a special edition Camaro as a Hot Wheels car for grownups. For the first time […]
BOSTON (UPI) — Most people say saving for retirement is their top financial priority, but most don’t save enough and behavioral economics may explain why, a U.S. expert said. A […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. consumer spending rose 0.8 percent in September, twice the rate of incomes, the U.S. Commerce Department said Monday. For the second consecutive month, spending, which climbed […]
LONDON (UPI) — Two companies in Europe that run brand name book publishers Penguin and Random House said they would merge their consumer publishing assets. The companies, Bertelsmann and Pearson, […]
EL MONTE, Calif. (UPI) — The mayor of El Monte, Calif., said soda companies came out of their corner swinging to oppose a ballot initiative to tax sugary beverages. Originally […]
EVANSTON, Ill. (UPI) — Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults say their main reason for getting a massage in the past 12 months was either medical- or stress-related, a survey indicates. […]
DALLAS (UPI) — Five percent to 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, but women with these gene abnormalities have higher cancer risk, a U.S. surgeon said. […]
DALLAS (UPI) — Osteoporosis is a “silent” bone disease because most people — the disease affects 10 million U.S. adults — are unaware of it until a fracture, an expert […]
PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Stressed-out parents are more likely to have obese children, U.S. researchers suggest. “Stress in parents may be an important risk factor for child obesity and related behaviors,” […]
OXFORD, England (UPI) — Smoking costs women at least 10 years of life on average, but quitting at about age 30 may gain back those years, researchers in Britain said. […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — U.S. wireless carriers, preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy Monday, urged customers to text rather than call to reduce network congestion. “Limit non-emergency calls to […]
LONDON (UPI) — The Old English Sheepdog breed has been put on a “vulnerable” breed watch list because of declining puppy registrations, Britain’s Kennel Club says. The sheepdogs have been […]
NEW YORK, (UPI) — Hurricane Sandy, headed for the east coast of the United States, sparked online humor in the form of Twitter posts and images featuring other famous Sandys. […]
HOLLANDALE BEACH, Fla., (UPI) — A Florida coin trader says he would pay $200,000 for a copper penny minted in 1943. The 1943 copper penny is quite rare, as that […]
BRAIDWOOD, Ill., (UPI) — An employee at an Illinois Subway restaurant stopped a robbery by throwing a pot of soup at an armed robber wearing a ghost mask, police said. […]
INDIANAPOLIS, (UPI) — A 30-year-old Indiana man says an eBay user paid him $15,000 to have the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign logo tattooed on his head. Eric Hartsburg […]
NEW YORK, (UPI) — A New York man says a woman kidnapped his dog when he left the pooch outside a Starbucks for a few minutes so he could buy […]