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U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops amidst Rise in Home Prices

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The Conference Board announced Tuesday that the consumer confidence index dropped in July to 80.3. The drop comes amidst a rise in home prices on the U.S. market. It is a slight drop compared to May’s index of 82.1 and still reflects the second-highest level since January of 2008. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home […]

July 31st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Finance,New | Read More »

Real Housewives Couple Indicted On Federal Fraud Charges

Two stars of the Bravo reality show have been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly exaggerating their income while they applied for loans before the pair debuted on the show in 2009. Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, and, his wife Teresa Giudice, 41, have been charged with 39 different counts that include conspiracy to commit […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,New | Read More »

Health Panel Urges Smokers to Get Lung Cancer Screens

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On Monday, Dr. Virginia Moyer, Chairwoman for the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, made a recommendation that heavy smokers get checked for lung cancer through a CT scan procedure. By heavy smokers following this recommendation, it is estimated that annual lung cancer-related deaths could be decreased by 20,000. CT scans would allow for early detection […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

Ohio Bank In Hot Water For Foreclosing On Wrong Home, Won’t Fully Compensate Homeowner

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An Ohio bank admits it accidentally foreclosed on the wrong home, with its foreclosure cleaning crew cleaning the homeowner’s belongings out and changing her locks. However, when homeowner Katie Barnett asked for $18,000 to replace all her stuff, First National Bank of Wellston balked at the idea and offered her a lower price. Katie Barnett […]

July 29th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,New | Read More »

Ravens Dennis Pitta Could Be Out for the Entire NFL Season

The Baltimore Ravens lost Dennis Pitta to injury on Saturday during day 3 at the team’s training camp. He was carted off the field with a hip fracture and more than likely will be out for the entire 2013-14 NFL season. It is a major upset for the current Super Bowl champs. The Ravens must […]

July 29th, 2013 | Posted in New,Sports | Read More »

Survey: UK Best Place To Do Shopping In Europe

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The best place to shop in Europe is Britain. That’s according to information from the most recent EuroTrack survey from YouGov.  The survey keeps tabs on public opinion from the following countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK. The survey’s results come on the heels of the official figures that showed Britain […]

July 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,New,Travel | Read More »

FDA Issues Warning Over Health Life Chemistry Supplement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on Friday regarding the dietary supplement Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50. The B-50 product is promoted as a vitamin B dietary supplement. U.S. Health regulators made this announcement in response to 29 reports of issues related to use of the product. It was […]

July 28th, 2013 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

Gandolfini’s Final Film “Enough Said” In Theaters September 20

The last film “Enough Said” that the late Gandolfini starred in will be in theaters September 20. The premiere will be shown earlier in the same month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The announcement was made Friday by the film’s distribution company, Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film is a romantic comedy that also stars […]

July 27th, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,New | Read More »

Facebook’s Mobile Success Makes Its Stocks Soar

Stocks of the ever-popular social networking company Facebook realized record performance on Thursday by soaring more than 30%. They approached closely to its IPO price of $38 to $34 per share. This represents the company’s best stock performance since it went public in May of 2012. Investor confidence in the company appears to be linked […]

July 26th, 2013 | Posted in Business,New,Sci/Tech | Read More »

Facial Recognition Technology Complicates Privacy Concerns

face recognition

This week, facial recognition technology comes under the spotlight after a manager in the Los Angeles boutique Tarina Tarantino recognized a celebrity in her store after the fact. The celebrity was Mindy Kaling who is one of the stars from the hit TV show “The Office”. It wasn’t until later that the manager Lauren Twissleman […]

July 25th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,New,Sci/Tech | Read More »

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