Holiday sales encouraging, but are shoppers done?

SymbolPriceChangeBBY44.75-0.06MAC46.32+0.20TCO48.63+0.21TGT56.85-0.40WMT53.74-0.27{“s” : “bby,mac,tco,tgt,wmt”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday spending appears to be off to a respectable start, with shoppers crowding stores and malls in bigger numbers than last year on Friday and steady traffic the rest of the weekend. Add in strong spending earlier in the month and robust […]


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U.S. Gonorrhea Rate Drops; Chlamydia, Syphilis Up

U.S. Gonorrhea Rate Drops; Chlamydia, Syphilis Up Nov. 22, 2010 — With gonorrhea rates down to an all-time low, chlamydia has become the top reported STD in the U.S., the CDC’s annual STD report shows. About 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year, the CDC estimates. That’s why the national health agency considers the 19% […]


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EU agrees on $89 billion bailout loan for Ireland

Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan arrives for a round table of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Finance ministers from the eurozone and the EU are meet in Brussels Sunday to agree on a financial aid assistance package for Ireland. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) BRUSSELS (AP) — […]


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Chivalry vs. Feminism

Rating: Ceres says: Picking up the tab, lightening her load performing manly tasks, defending her honor, and ordering her meal – I agree with AM’s responses to all of these. The last one is not a feminist’s perspective, but simple respect. He may definitely give his recommendations, but may not automatically order for me. I […]


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Rabins Son Suggests Peace Plan that Abbas Rejects

The son of former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin has suggested a peace agreement based on principles that the Palestinian Authority already rejects. Businessman Yuval Rabin and Nice Technologies executive Koby Huberman posted their “new approach” on the Bitterlemons web site last week. Rabin and Huberman explained that their “Israeli Peace Initiative” (IPI) is a successor […]


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Obama Hit in Mouth Playing Basketball, Gets 12 Stitches

US President Barack Obama ended up with 12 stitches after he was hit in the mouth while playing basketball in Washington over the weekend. The American president was inadvertently hit in the mouth Friday by the director of programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, who had turned to take a shot, and elbowed Obama […]


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NY launches Small Business Saturday to spur sales

SymbolPriceChangeAXP42.27-0.73{“s” : “axp”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — New York is trying to help independent merchants by pioneering Small Business Saturday on the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday — traditionally two of the busiest shopping days of the year. Business owners who signed up get $100 worth of […]


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Deal on Ireland’s euro85B bailout could come Sunday

In this photo taken on Nov. 25 2010 an exit sign hangs beside a sign from the Bank of Ireland at one of its branches in Central Dublin, Ireland. Senior bonds of Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Ireland slumped Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, amid concern the government will force holders of such debt to […]


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Amazon music sale: $1.99 MP3 albums (and how to get one free)

Two bucks for “Dark Side of the Moon”? How can you go wrong? (Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida) Looking to stock that iPod with some new tunes? Amazon has some downright unbeatable deals on some downright decent (in some cases excellent) albums. For a mere $1.99, you can snag any of the following: “Band of […]


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Masturbation: Ask Dr. Chaves

too much masturbation? Hi Dr. Chaves, I’m 20 years old, and I masturbate regularly. I have been doing this for the past five to six years. Will I be affected in any manner? Please help me. R.L., DE Depending on what you mean by masturbating “regularly,” I can’t think of a more healthy and fun […]


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