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Higher Out-of-state Tolls Draw Criticism

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A New York assemblyman says New York and New Jersey toll agencies should stop charging higher EZ-Pass rates to out-of-state drivers. Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, a Long Island Democrat, wrote a letter to the governors of both states calling for an end to the higher rates for out-of-state motorists and […]

U.S. Home Prices Up Quarter To Quarter

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. home prices rose from the first quarter of 2011 to the second, but remain down on an annual basis, a closely watched housing index showed Tuesday. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index found prices rose 3.6 percent from the first quarter after dropping 4.1 percent from the […]

Consumer Confidence Slides Hard In August

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Consumer confidence in the United States hit the lowest point in more than two years in August, the Conference Board said Tuesday. “Consumer confidence deteriorated sharply in August, as consumers grew significantly more pessimistic about the short-term outlook,” Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, said […]

Court Approves Lehman Brothers’ Exit Plan

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A bankruptcy court judge in New York praised attorneys involved and approved a plan to return $65 billion to Lehman Brothers’ creditors. There are 110,000 creditors involved in the Lehman Brothers case. They will have 60 days to vote on the plan that Judge James Peck said included work […]

Chocolate Good For Heart Confirmed

CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 29 (UPI) — People who eat chocolate have reduced risk of heart attack and stroke but the benefit may be due to something else chocolate eaters do, British researchers say. Dr. Oscar Franco and colleagues at the University of Cambridge conducted a review of seven studies involving more than 100,000 participants who […]

European Women Smoking, Dying Sooner

PARIS, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) — European women live longer than European men but the gender gap is decreasing due to more women smoking and drinking, researchers say. Dr. Diego Vannuzzo of the Milan Centre for Cardiovascular Prevention in Italy says the total number of deaths is roughly similar for men and women in the […]

Inattention: Why ADHD Kids Don’t Graduate

MONTREAL, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A lack of focus, not hyperactivity, is the main reason students with attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder don’t finish high school, Canadian experts say. University of Montreal researchers looked at data collected from the parents and teachers of 2,000 children during a period of almost 20 years. Attention problems were evaluated by […]

Poverty A Risk Factor For Heart Disease

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) — Poor people are more at risk than others for heart disease even after addressing risk factors such as smoking and high blood pressure, U.S. researchers say. “Being poor or having less than a high-school education can be regarded as an extra risk when assessing a patient’s chances of developing […]

NYC Officials Advise On Flood Cleanup

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) — New York City health officials issued guidelines and practical advice to those impacted by flooding and power outages in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The health department says when floods soak floors, walls, rugs and personal belongings, it is important to clean and dry affected items as quickly as […]

Baby Hawks To Be Released Into Wild

NOBLE, Okla., Aug. 29 (UPI) — More than 200 baby hawks saved from heat and drought in Oklahoma will be released back into the wild in September, wildlife rescuers say. The Mississippi kites were found abandoned after jumping from their nests due to temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, The Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftain reported. Rescuers […]

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