Where’s the Flu? Get Ready

Where’s the Flu? Get Ready Dec. 29, 2011 — Where is this flu season we keep hearing about? Brace yourself. Although it’s seemed pretty quiet so far, flu season may already have arrived. Although official CDC data show little flu activity throughout the U.S., it takes about two weeks to compile that data. More timely […]

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After Only 2 Qualify for Presidential Primary, Virginia GOP Chair Says State Should Change Election Law

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at a debate in Iowa earlier this month. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (CNSNews.com) – After only two Republican presidential candidates qualified for the ballot in Virginia’s March 6 presidential primary, Virginia’s Republican Party chairman is calling for the state to change its ballot access law. […]

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US job market ends year in better shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January. The unemployment rate, 8.6 percent in November, is at its lowest level in nearly three years. Factory output is rising, business owners […]

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Get First Cat as Adult, Double Allergy Risk

Get First Cat as Adult, Double Allergy Risk Dec. 28, 2011 — Adults who get their first cat double their risk of cat allergy — especially if the cat is allowed in the bedroom. But adults who had cats as kids are less likely to become allergic to their new feline pets, a large European […]

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Romney Compares Gingrich Campaign to ‘Lucy’ Sitcom

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and his wife Ann arrive for a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – As far as Mitt Romney’s concerned, Newt Gingrich’s campaign might as well be a 1950s sitcom. “I Love Lucy,” specifically. Romney spent most […]

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Asian stocks mostly down on Europe bank worries

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday amid new signs of pressure on Europe’s banking system and a downturn on Wall Street. Benchmark oil lingered above $99 per barrel while the dollar rose against the euro but fell against the yen. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.7 percent to 8,367.73. Hong Kong’s […]

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Out With the Bad, In With the Good

How do you keep “bad guys” out – of your home, office, or wherever? Obviously, you put up a door and limit the means of access. In most places, this entails putting in a lock, and issuing keys or entry cards to those who need to enter. In other places, the preferred solution is to […]

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Sensitive Blood Test Rules Out Heart Attack

Sensitive Blood Test Rules Out Heart Attack Dec. 27, 2011 — When someone is having chest pain or other heart symptoms, it’s not always easy to tell whether they’ve suffered a heart attack. An electrocardiogram (ECG), one of the key tests used to confirm heart damage, isn’t always conclusive. When that happens, doctors may use […]

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Iranian Lawmaker: ‘These War Games Are a Warning to the Western Countries’

An Iranian Navy Alvand class frigate. (Photo: Department of Defense) (CNSNews.com) – Iranian state and semi-official media lined up behind the regime this week in a show of nationalistic pride as Iran’s navy began 10 days of war games designed to showcase its “regional dominance” and display its ability to shut off the crucial Strait […]

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S&P 500 Churns at Key Level as Stocks Slip

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Wednesday in another low-volume session as investors stepped back after a string of gains and waited for the start of 2012 to place any large bets. Equities ended mostly unchanged on Tuesday on about half of the year’s daily average volume as investors paused following […]

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