The United States economy grew slower than expected in the third quarter and the housing market remained weak, coming in at 28 percent below last year’s levels, according to a report in the Financial Times’ online edition, FT.com.
During the holidays many Americans may feel the effects of stress. This year and into 2011, those looking to calm down may want to try a new breathing exercise in order to lower their anxiety, which was recently developed at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
President Barack Obama may not be finished in his crusade to grant equal rights to gay Americans. On Dec. 22, the same day that Obama signed legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” the President said that he is going to “wrestle” with the topic of allowing gay marriages in the United States.
Tea Party favorite Joe Miller is running out of options in his quest for the Senate. On Dec. 22, the Alaska Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that dismisses Miller’s claims of impropriety in the state’s handling of the election and ballots for incumbent Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).
A small, dying Alabama town may set the standard for municipalities across the country that are dealing with budget shortfalls that have put a great strain on their pension funds.
The Senate has ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the United States and Russia, which would reduce the number of nuclear warheads in both nations by one-third of their current levels.
The National Institutes of Health estimates that approximately 57 million Americans aged 20 or older have prediabetes, which is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal and can lead to diabetes.
Last week’s severe weather in California caused a lot of damage to property and inconvenience to residents, and one town learned the importance of being prepared for a disaster.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has announced that Democrats and Republicans have reached a deal that will provide aid to emergency workers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.
President Barack Obama has signed a stopgap budget bill that will keep the Federal government funded into March.