Category Archives: Personal Finance

China Economic Slowdown to Hit Global Economy, but Not Likely to Hurt the US

The US economy has been on a slight incline, but a decline in China could hit the world economy harder than what we have seen in the past. What does this mean for the US? Well, as a country very … Continue reading

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Crash Test Dummies Get Morbidly Obese for Car Wreck Accuracy Purposes

Crash-test dummies have been putting on the pounds as of late. Dummy maker Humanetics has created a new line of crash-test dummies that are about 100 pounds heavier than their previous models. Dummies now weigh 270 pounds each, and have … Continue reading

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Average Price of Gas Falls Under $3 and It’s Expected to Continue to Decrease

If you’ve wanted to take a road trip, but cringe at the price of gas, now is the time to fill up and go! It’s now official. On November 1, the average gas price for a gallon of regular gasoline … Continue reading

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Dignity Healthcare Settles for $37 Million for Over-Charging Patients

Dignity Healthcare has decided to settle allegations of patients having been over-charged rather than fight them in court. Dignity Healthcare, commonly known as Catholic Healthcare West, is one of the largest hospital networks in the US. It has hospitals in … Continue reading

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After Getting it Wrong, Google ReTools Online Flu-Tracking Tool

Google got it wrong. Though the internet giant had the right motive and great technology in its arsenal, that apparently was not enough. With the intention of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately predict flu outbreaks, … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Drinking Milk Is Actually Bad for Your Health

In what will be a shocking development for the general public, milk is actually really bad for you. A new study suggests that milk consumption is linked with higher mortality rates in men and women, as well as a higher … Continue reading

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Gas Falls to under $3 and Now It’s Less Expensive than Milk

Gas is now cheaper than milk. In what is almost unbelievable news considering where gas prices were at the beginning of summer, gas prices have fallen, for the first time since December 2010, below the $3.00 a gallon mark. The … Continue reading

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Amazon Kicks off Black Friday November 1 Making It a Month Long Event

Retailers have decided that Black Friday is now a marketing catch phrase rather than a one-day event in hopes of driving shoppers to spend money. The perfect example is Amazon’s decision to start their “Black Friday” promotions the day after … Continue reading

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Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy?

November 2 is the big clock-changing day for much of the United States. The clock will “fall back” an hour, allowing us to have an extra hour of daylight. This means that the clock will change from reading 2:00 am … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen Shown to Be the Best Option for Kids’ Bone Fracture Pain Relief

No parent wants to see their child suffering in pain. When a child ends up going to the emergency room due to a bone fracture, parents want to hear the doctor is giving the child something to reduce the pain. … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Can Help You Save Money

The fact is that many people don’t pay much attention to their credit scores. In this day and age, the ability to comprehend how your credit score can benefit or hurt you is important to learn. If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Regretful Robber Returns to Crime Scene with Money and Waits Patiently for Police

Just because you tried to be an “honest crook” doesn’t mean that the court system treats you any differently. Cyle Warren Abbott Jr. of Eureka, California walked into a local convenience store just after 6:14 am brandishing what looked like … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Memory Loss, but You Need to Eat a Lot of It

A small study conducted by Columbia University was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has shown some interesting results in improving memory using antioxidants found in chocolate. People between the ages of 50 to 69 who were healthy were given … Continue reading

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Rock On! Music Therapy Helps Lessen Depression in Teenagers and Children

Many believe rock stars, through their own music, are giving themselves self therapy. What if music therapy worked on kids with depression as well as it does for these rock stars? A new study published by the Northern Ireland Music … Continue reading

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32000 Lbs of Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Recalled for High Risk of Contamination

Murry’s, a Pennsyvania based company, has issued a recall on Gluten Free breaded chicken after the Colorado Department of Agriculture discovered there was high risk that the chicken was contaminated. The Federal Emergency Response Network lab discovered the toxins during … Continue reading

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Huge Six Pound Gold Butte Nugget Sells to Mystery Collector for $400k

The finder of a huge California gold nugget is a mystery. They buyer of that nugget is also a mystery. And to round it all off, even the price paid for the nugget is a mystery. The 6.07 pound nugget … Continue reading

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Drugstores CVS and Rite Aid Ditch Apple Pay as Payment Option

The Apple Pay system may be the latest in adds to the iPhone 6 and its future counterparts, but merchants aren’t yet biting on the up and coming technology – from Apple anyway. Nothing illustrates this as well as CVS … Continue reading

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Secret Buyer Snags Huge Butte Gold Nugget for About $400,000

A huge gold nugget which has caused excitement among collectors around the world has found a new home, but nobody knows exactly where that is or who it will be with. Not only is the seller of the largest gold … Continue reading

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The US Postal Service May Be Delivering Your Groceries in the Near Future

Your local postal worker may be delivering more than just mail in the not too distant future. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been given approval to test daily grocery delivery to people’s homes in addition to their typical … Continue reading

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Uber Wants Your Flu Shots to Be Directly Delivered to You with UberHealth

When it comes to medical care, especially for basics like a yearly flu shot, there is no longer a need to make a visit to your doctor. Many drug stores and grocery stores now offer flu shots on their premises, … Continue reading

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