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Archive for January, 2013

Food ‘Porn’ Holds No Allure When Full

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (UPI) — Canadian researchers say they can explain why enticing pictures of food — often dubbed “food porn,” affect people less when they are full. “We’ve known that insulin plays a role in telling us we’re satiated after eating, but the mechanism by which this happens is unclear,” senior author Stephanie Borgland, […]

Expert: Everyone Is A Bed Bug Magnet

CHICAGO (UPI) — If you are alive, warm and breathing, you are a bed bug magnet, says a Chicago physician and medical spokesman for the National Pest Management Association. Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of infection control at Loyola University Health System in Chicago, said bed bugs are on the rise and $1,000 per day […]

U.S. Welcomes Japan’s Move On U.S. Beef

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Japan, starting Friday, will import more U.S. beef after easing its 10-year-old restrictions arising from mad cow disease concerns, officials said. The decision to let in more U.S. beef and beef products into Japan was announced this week under new import terms including permitting U.S. beef from cattle less than 30 months […]

Private Jobs Up By 192,000 In January

ROSEAND, N.J. (UPI) — Payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said the U.S. economy added 192,000 non-farm private sector jobs in January, beating economists’ expectations. Following a gain of 185,000 jobs in December, ADP said firms with under 50 employees added 115,000 jobs in January, while medium sized firms added 79,000. Firms with 500 to 999 […]

U.S. GDP Slipped In Fourth Quarter

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Commerce Department said the economy put on the brakes in the fourth quarter, dropping from a modest gain to a contraction of 0.1 percent. The U.S. gross domestic product came in short of the economists’ forecast of 1.1 percent growth. The department said third quarter growth reached 3.1 percent, revising […]

Student Loan Delinquency Rate Rising

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. credit research firm FICO said that student loan delinquencies were climbing fast due to higher debt, slow wage growth and a shortage of jobs. In a set up that sounds like a perfect storm owing to the three deteriorating factors, FICO said delinquent student loans reached 12.4 percent for loans that […]

Police: Men Took $65K In Frozen Wings

ATLANTA, (UPI) –  Georgia police said they arrested a pair of storage facility workers who allegedly stole $65,000 worth of frozen chicken wings. Gwinnett County police said Renaldo Jackson and Dewayne Patterson, employees at Nordic Cold Storage in Atlanta, were arrested after the 26,000 pounds of frozen Tyson chicken wings were reported stolen from the […]

Family Kicked Out Of Museum For Body Odor

PARIS, (UPI) –  Security guards told a poor family visiting a Paris museum they had to leave because people were complaining about their smell, a charity official said. The couple and a young child were on a free trip to the Musee d’Orsay with a charity that supports struggling families, the British newspaper The Daily […]

Rare Silver Dollar Sold For $10 Million

NEWARK, N.J., (UPI) –  A New Jersey firm says it bought a rare silver dollar coin at auction for a record $10 million. The coin, known as a Flowing Hair Silver Dollar because it shows Lady Liberty with long, flowing locks, was minted in Philadelphia in 1794. “It’s one of the rarest coins in existence,” […]

Couple Face Charges For Deer Rescue

CONNERSVILLE, Ind., (UPI) –  An Indiana couple said authorities told them they could face jail time after they rescued an injured baby deer and nursed it back to health. Jeff and Jennifer Counceller of Connersville said they found the fawn injured on their neighbor’s porch more than two years ago and brought the animal to […]

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