Technology earnings boost Wall Street

By Edward Krudy NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Thursday for a third straight day, with the SP 500 at a 2-1/2 month high, as earnings from technology companies and expectations for more monetary stimulus outweighed weak economic data. So far in this earnings season a majority of companies have beaten analysts’ lowered expectations. […]

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More Street Closings and Subsidized Food Mark the ‘Next Chapter’ of Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Initiative

First lady Michelle Obama joins children on stage during a Let’s Move event in Iowa in February 2012. (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – “Let’s Move,” Michelle Obama’s food-and-fitness project, is going local — because childhood obesity is a problem “that can’t be solved just at the national level,” Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. […]

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The High Cost of Marriage Inequality

Many people never thought they would live to see the day when a same-sex couple could make their love official. Today, same-sex marriage is legal in eight U.S. states, and although America has made great strides toward marriage equality, there are many hurdles standing in the way of same-sex couples who want get hitched. Money […]

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Indie Gala Mobile 2 bundles more good games for good causes

(Credit: Indie Game Bundles) Need some new games to while away your flight, train ride, car trip, or time in line at the post office with? In terms of bang for the buck, it’s hard to beat a bundle. Like this one: the Indie Gala Mobile 2 bundle lets you set your own price for […]

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Qsymia, Belviq: New Weight Loss Drugs Compared

Belviq, Qsymia: New Weight Loss Drugs Compared July 18, 2012 — Two new prescription weight loss drugs, Belviq and Qsymia, now have the FDA’s blessing. Which, if either, is for you? Both drugs help some people lose weight. Neither drug is for everyone. Yet the two drugs are quite different. Here’s WebMD’s FAQ comparing Qsymia […]

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Shares up on U.S. earnings, tech sector rallies

By Vikram Subhedar HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Thursday as strong corporate profits from U.S. bellwethers allayed fears of a slowdown in earnings, particularly for the beleaguered tech sector, while the euro steadied after overnight weakness. Data showing groundbreaking on new U.S. homes rose in June to its fastest pace in over […]

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Hoyer: Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance 2 ‘Most Stimulative’ Things for Economy

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that food stamps and unemployment insurance are the two “most stimulative” t things you can do for the economy. During a pen and pad briefing with reporters on Capitol Hill, Hoyer was asked if any Democrats are […]

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Get a Pogoplug Mobile for $29.99 shipped

The Pogoplug Mobile. (Credit: Cloud Engines) The Pogoplug is a small box that plugs into your home router, then makes external storage devices (hard drives, flash drives) available to your PCs, mobile devices, and people on the Web you want to share with. For a limited time, Buy.com has the Pogoplug Mobile for $29.99 shipped. […]

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Can a Woman’s Job Raise Her Heart Attack Risk?

Can a Woman’s Job Raise Her Heart Attack Risk? July 18, 2012 — Women with high-stress jobs are at higher risk of heart attacks and other heart problems compared to those with lower-stress jobs, according to a new study. “Women who had high-strain jobs had a 40% higher likelihood of having a cardiovascular event compared […]

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Chinese Companies See Profits Plunge Amid Slowdown

BEIJING (AP) — Some of China’s biggest companies, from tech giants to airlines and retailers, are warning of unexpectedly sharp drops in profit of up to 80 percent, adding to pressure on Beijing to reverse a painful economic slump. On Wednesday, Air China Ltd., one of three main government-owned airlines, warned first-half profit will fall […]

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