Flame Retardant Found in Butter

Flame Retardant Found in Butter Dec. 7, 2010 — Extremely high levels of a fire retardant found in a sample of butter show the need for better monitoring of the nation’s food supply, researchers say. Levels of the chemical retardant polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in the sample were 135 times higher than the average for […]




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Arab States to US: ‘Don’t Close Door to Peace’

Members of the Arab League’s “Followup Committee” don’t want the United States to “close the door” to peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit told the AFP news service Monday after meeting with his counterpart in Romania, Teodor Baconschi, that Arab states do not want the U.S. to abandon […]




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Tax deal should help economy, analysts say

President Barack Obama gestrues during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans essentially gives Americans a pay raise — pumping money into the economy almost immediately and probably creating hundreds […]




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Obama facing tough sell in own party on tax deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to the media after House democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama still has work to do to sell the tax package he negotiated with Republicans to Democrats in Congress. House Democratic leaders say the package […]




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Publishers say ad trends improving

SymbolPriceChangeGCI15.93+0.61GOOG587.76+0.62MNI3.90+0.35NYT9.64-0.12{“s” : “gci,goog,mni,nyt”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — The country’s biggest newspaper publishers say advertising trends continue to improve in the fourth quarter — even if they are still not ready to predict when or if traditional print revenue will start growing again. Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today and […]




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Tel Avivs Businesses Light Chanukah Candles

A new initiative has seen Tel Aviv light up with the beautiful lights of the Chanukah candles. More than 75 businesses on Tel Aviv’s Ibn Gabirol Street (one of the major streets in Israel’s second largest city) took part in the special Chanukah project last Thursday, which was aimed at bringing the spirit of Chanukah […]




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H&R Block posts narrower than expected 2Q loss

FILE – In this file photo taken June 6, 2006, the exterior of HR Block is shown in Sunnyvale, Calif. HR Block releases quarterly financial results Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file) SymbolPriceChangeHRB13.55+0.53{“s” : “hrb”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — HR Block Inc. posted […]




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Three great PC game deals

One of the all-time great PC games, BioShock (the download version) is now on sale for just $4.99. (Credit: 2K Games) Many of you probably have some vacation time coming up. What better way to spend it (besides reading, spending time with family, etc.) than by playing some great games on your PC? Today I’ve […]




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Combining PTSD, Stop-Smoking Therapies Works

Combining PTSD, Stop-Smoking Therapies Works Dec. 7, 2010 — People with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder have a better chance of quitting smoking if their PTSD therapy is combined with clinical treatment for fighting their nicotine habit, new research indicates. Miles McFall, PhD, of the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, and colleagues […]




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It’s Official: Freeze Deal has Failed

Talks between the United States and Israel over the possibility of a second ban on construction for Jews living east of the 1949 armistice line have failed. On Tuesday night, politicians from both countries will publicly admit that the freeze deal will not work, according to Channel 2 news. Israel banned Jews in Judea, Samaria […]




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