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Twitter Co-Founder Introduces New Search Engine and Mobile App, Jelly

App emphasizes altruism while binding together loose networks of people to achieve a common goal, says creator Biz Stone. NEW YORK CITY, New York – January 13, 2014 – Twitter co-founder Biz Stone recently announced the initial details of his venture to develop a social search engine. Jelly is a mobile app and search engine […]

U.S. Employment Rate Reaches Five-Year Low in September

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 31, 2013 – According to the Labor Department, the United States unemployment rate fell to a five-year low last month. However, employers continued to hedge their bets by adding a modest 148,000 jobs during the month. The current unemployment rate is 7.2 percent, which is the lowest mark since November 2008 […]

Apple to Offer Trade-ins for New iPhones

Program could be launched next month, with rebates on used iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S CHICAGO, Illinois – August 27, 2013 – According to the blog MacRumors, Apple stores may soon allow iPhone owners to trade in their current phones for credit toward a new model. The popular blog 9to5Mac says that select Apple Stores, […]

Proper Prevention Is Key to Reduce Burglaries

Warm weather, outdoor activities, and summer travel mean many homes sit vacant, which can invite theft and other criminal activity. ARLINGTON, Va. – August 2, 2013 – Thousands of homes are broken into each year with a cumulative loss of nearly $5 billion. Thefts become more prevalent during summer months when many families choose to […]

Student Loan Interest Rates Double After Congress Vote

Student Loan Interest Rates Double After Congress Vote

NASHVILLE, TN – July 7, 2013 – The interest rates on student loans backed by the U.S. government doubled last week from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Under proposals supported by President Barack Obama and the Republican Party, interest on education lending would be attached to the 10-year Treasury note. The Treasury note is the […]

NSA Metadata Collection Concerns American Citizens

Consumer phone records and Internet usage are being collected daily by the National Security Agency, according to recent reports, and consumers are growing increasingly concerned about privacy. The uproar began when Edward Snowden, a former CIA technical contractor, shared top-secret materials with The Guardian and The Washington Post. Those materials indicated the U.S. government had […]

Google Glass Sparks Privacy Concerns

Wearable technology records inconspicuously, consumers say. MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – June 5, 2013 – Google Glass shipped to 1,500 beta testers earlier this year and already the wearable technology has critics talking. The glasses include a vertical strip on the right side but otherwise look like any other pair of eyeglasses. A blinking light alerts […]

Exposure to Sunlight May Help Lower Blood Pressure

EDINBURGH – May 22, 2013 – It’s common knowledge that too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation can lead to skin cancer and other melanomas. However, researchers in Scotland have discovered an unexpected association of exposure to UV rays with lowered blood pressure and overall heart health. This means that some sunshine can be good for you […]

Weight Loss Plans that Offer Cash to Take Off Pounds Work Best

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – April 9, 2013 – When it comes to weight loss, a study by University of Michigan Assistant Professor Dr. Jeffrey Kullgren finds money to be the top incentive. The study, published April 1 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that when competition is added to the mix, the combination […]

Ben Bernanke Projects Unemployment Will Remain High into 2015

Recently, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a press conference and discussed recent changes in the state of economic growth and unemployment. He addressed several concerns as well as noting specifics that the Federal Reserve will be keeping an eye on for the next couple of years. Bernanke talked about the increase in gas prices […]

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