Filed Under:  U.S. & World

Stories Contributed By Coby Kristoffersen

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Sedentary U.S. Lifestyles Leading to Lower Life Expectancies
Although the United States is on par with or leading other countries in terms of treating serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, new research is indicating that Americans …
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Fielder Signs Blockbuster One Year Deal with Brewers
In an effort to avoid arbitration, the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Prince Fielder to a record breaking one-year contract extension worth $15.5 million.  The first baseman’s salary will be the …
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Risk of Autism Is Higher with Back-to-back Pregnancies
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that a child born within 12 months of the birth of a sibling has an increased risk of autism.  …
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Mortgage Applications Stall as 2010 Closes
According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the week prior to Christmas saw a slowdown in the rate of mortgage applications while in the week following, applications rose …
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Study Finds Docs Concerned over Malpractice
A new study has revealed that doctors’ fears of being sued for malpractice may be greater than the actual probability of the event taking place.  Data from the University of …
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Business Borrowing Lags in spite of Fed’s Relaxed Policies
Many market experts have been looking a change in lending policies with regard to small business from the Federal Reserve. While relaxed lending policies have indeed been adopted, …
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$8.5 Million Settles Google Buzz Class Action
Because of privacy violations that allegedly happened through Gmail Buzz, Google is making plans to conclude the class action lawsuit that had been filed earlier in the year. When the …
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Sugary Drinks Still Easily Accessible to Elementary Age Children
Although parents and government officials have worked to eliminate the prevalence of sugary drinks in school, a new study suggests that children still have easy access to these sweetened beverages.  …
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Susan Boyle Happy Living below Her Means
Scottish singer Susan Boyle, the singing sensation superstar who shot to fame on “Britain’s Got Talent” show explained how she lives on a $450 a week allowance provided to her …
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Fraudulent Income Claims Related to BP Oil Spill Rising
Federal prosecutors connected with BP oil spill relief efforts will be filing fraud charges against an unidentified North Carolina woman. The woman is accused of illegally claiming lost wages from …

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