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BPA chemical found on money possibly transferred from receipts

A combined report released by two advocacy groups has found BPA on money. Bisphenol A, a highly controversial chemical, was found on more than 90 percent of $1 bills tested. The levels of BPA found are well within levels considered “safe” by U.S. and European governments. The basics of BPA Bisphenol A, otherwise known as
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Texas death penalty debate halted by appeals court

Defense attorneys for John Edward Green say they’re determined to continue fighting after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today pulled the plug because District Judge Kevin Fine allowed an in-case debate over the constitutionality of the death penalty to go on while the prosecution stood mute, reports the Houston Chronicle. The prosecution had argued
Jim Beam

Fortune Brands to split Jim Beam from Moen and Titleist

In an unexpected announcement today, Fortune Brands has said it will split its four main businesses apart. Fortune Brands is the parent company of three very different companies. Fortune Brands plans to keep the liquor business, while spinning off or selling Moen facets, its home security business and Titleist golf. Structure of Fortune Brands Fortune

Facebook numbers in status encouraging cryptic opinions

So you’re seeing all these Facebook numbers in status messages. These numbers in status messages on Facebook are simply a way of sending semi-public, semi-private messages. Though some are saying this could be a new avenue for bullying, the so-called “Numbers Game” is mostly an avenue for fun. Facebook numbers in status messages The appearance
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US job openings trending upward in new Labor Department report

Job openings in the U.S. rose to a two-year high in October, according to the Labor Department. The job openings report was good news in the wake of last week’s depressing jobs report in which the unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent. However, economists say the job openings report is preview of longer-term trends that
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US Cellular ranked best by Consumer Reports

Recently, Consumer Reports unleashed its rankings of cellular service providers, and U.S. Cellular came out on top. Oddly enough, AT&T, which carries the iPhone, was rated the worst of major providers. However, Apple disciples can rejoice as the iPhone was one of the best-rated smart phones. US Cellular rated the best, serving mostly Midwest U.S. Cellular,
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Few survivors remain to honor fallen on Pearl Harbor Day 2010

Pearl Harbor Day 2010 marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet in 1941 that compelled the U.S. to enter World War II. This year Pearl Harbor Day will be celebrated with the Dec. 7 dedication of a new $56 million Pearl Harbor visitors center. About 200 of the 3,000 servicemen
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St. Nicholas Day takes place long before Christmas

Believe it or not, St. Nicholas Day is not actually on Christmas. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on Dec. 6, a full three weeks before. How the historical St. Nicholas became Santa Claus is a bit of a mystery. St. Nicholas of Myra St. Nicholas, also Nicholas or Nikolaos of Myra, lived from 270 AD

Large national debt means austerity measures were coming

The national debt for the United States is approaching $14 trillion and climbing. Estimates indicate that it could exceed the total gross domestic product of the nation if unchecked. Austerity measures, like those in France and Greece, are assured to happen. National debt must be reduced The President appointed a debt panel not too long
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Retailers rejoice at better than expected haul of quick cash

The retail industry has cause to celebrate, as the haul of quick cash was better than expected last month. November brings with it Black Friday at the end, which is when a lot of money gets spent. The retail industry has been hurting for payday cash throughout the recession. November nets retail industry a lot

Naga Viper pepper could strip paint but makes tasty curry

Hot peppers are used often in Thai, Mexican, Spanish and Indian cuisine. The newest world’s hottest pepper, the Naga Viper, comes from a man’s greenhouse in England, however. The Naga Viper rates more than 271 times hotter than the most popular pepper, the jalapeno. Naga Viper grown in England As the owner of both a

Obama pardons nine small-time criminals

After two years in office, president Obama has pardoned nine individuals of their crimes. These nine individuals included six individuals who served no jail time. Some are questioning why Obama chose to give pardons to people whose cases made practically no political statement. Obama pardons nine citizens After 682 days in office, President Obama chose
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Senator Lieberman attacks WikiLeaks with SHIELD Act

Independent Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, along with Republican Senators John Ensign of Nevada and Scott Brown of Massachusetts, have co-sponsored a bill that would effectively make what WikiLeaks does illegal, reports Wired. Entitled the Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination (SHIELD) Act, the proposed legislation would make it a federal crime for
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Holiday Cash Loans | Stay financially in shape this season

Christmastime is quickly approaching, and you’re here for a very good reason: You need help with your holiday needs. Fortunately, finding the best holiday cash loans is easy, especially with match-making lending sites like Personal Money Store. In just a few short minutes, you can get back on your way to celebrating the holidays like
NASA finds life living in arsenic

NASA scientist discovers arsenic-based alien life form – on Earth

News that NASA has discovered a new life form based on arsenic broke Thursday morning. The scoop leaked a few hours before a much-anticipated NASA press conference related to the search for extraterrestrial life. NASA’s discovery was actually made on Earth, where a life form based on arsenic was found in a toxic California lake.

2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts announced

In a long-awaited announcement, soccer’s governing body has confirmed who will be the 2018 World Cup host and 2022 World Cup host. The 2018 World Cup tournament will be hosted in Russia. Qatargot the nod for the 2022 World Cup. Both countries are “New Lands” for soccer. Despite the excitement, the Federation International Football Association
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Federal Reserve releases data on bailout installment loans

The Federal Reserve has opened up the books on which companies received installment loans in the bailouts. There weren’t too many huge surprises, but the amount of instant cash wired out was staggering. The Fed lent more than $3 trillion in total. Huge installment loans from the Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve, headed by chairman