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USA Today: McDonald's board has named a new CEO after months of declining numbers for the company. After the news broke this morning, McDonald's sock jumped 4%. The current CEO, Don Thompson is a 25-year McDonald's veteran, has only been in charge of the company for about two years.
(StatePoint) Demand for public transportation is on the rise. In fact, 10.7 billion trips were taken on public transportation in 2013, the highest in 57 years, according to the latest statistics from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA.)
(NAPSI)—If we can take walking meetings as an alternative to sitting in a stuffy conference room, what if we could take a walk with our doctor—getting the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise which research has shown can help maintain body weight, lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being and reduce the risk of certain diseases, all while learning about our condition?
As students in middle and high school, we learned about our federal government in civics classes. We became well-versed in the Constitution, the three branches of government, the importance of checks and balances and the Bill of Rights.
(NewsUSA) - It's not easy being green -- especially when you share space with more than 3 million people. And yet, one Southern California business is making it easier.
(Family Features) Borrowing money can help you manage your way out of a tight spot, but doing so without knowing all the facts can make your finances even tighter in the long run.
(Family Features) Homeowners can avoid emergency repairs by completing a few home projects each season. A simple project such as inspecting the plumbing annually can prevent the unexpected cost of repairing water damage from a pipe that burst.
(BPT) - The trend toward affordable luxury has resonated in the hearts of American homeowners, including those in the market for a manufactured home. Today’s manufactured homes deliver affordability and convenience, as well as the kind of designer elements found in site-built homes.
(Family Features) It's no secret that airing a commercial during the biggest football game of the year is a major undertaking. Brands compete in the ultimate commercial showdown, telling their best standout stories in a lineup of ads clamoring to be remembered.
A federal judge in California issued a ruling earlier this week that overturned the state’s ban on foie gras, the intentionally fattened livers of geese and ducks, ushering in a new generation of foie fans in the Golden State.
(NAPSI)—Longing for the days when you felt good about driving your car, truck or SUV?
It’s no secret that the first impression is often the one that leaves the lasting impression. For Tucson, scenery around the airport has left many worried about the first impression the town is giving visitors who are coming to the region for business and pleasure.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
(Family Features) Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) help make healthcare more affordable and yet they have gotten a bad rap due to the common misconception that you forfeit what you don’t use. But did you know that the IRS modified the “Use It or Lose It” rule in 2013, and now allows up to $500 in unused funds to be rolled over to the following year? You can now experience the benefits of this great pre-tax benefit without risking the loss of any of your hard earned money.
(NAPSI)—There could be good news for women facing an unintended pregnancy who are undecided about what course of action to take. There is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of women in that situation. Nearly 3 million American women experience an unplanned pregnancy each year and one in four of them are unsure of what to do.
(BPT) - Shocking statistics show that nearly three-quarters of the cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year, most of whom are free-roaming and un-owned, are killed. Fortunately, Americans’ love of animals doesn’t end with the pets that live in their homes; their care extends to the millions of cats who do not have owners and simply live throughout towns and cities. Across the country a growing number of communities are adopting humane ways to manage these populations and reduce the number killed in shelters.
I’ve discovered some fascinating things along my culinary and cocktail journey this year and have had the privilege of sharing them with you on these pages every week.
In the midst of the aftermath of a massive data breach, at least one thing is going well for Sony Pictures. In only five days after its release through video-on-demand sources, Seth Rogan and James Franco’s movie “The Interview” has made over $15 million in online sales and nearly $3 million in sales through the small collection of theaters that showed the film.
(NAPSI)—All of us struggle at one time or another as we face life’s challenges. This can sometimes lead to severe depression, anxiety or other behaviors that keep us from feeling and doing our best for ourselves and our loved ones. For too long, people struggling with mental health challenges have felt discouraged or ashamed because they are not able to “force themselves” to do or feel better.
(NAPSI)—The start of the New Year is a good time to review your finances. And one of the best ways to do that is to get copies of your consumer reports. You can obtain a free annual report from the three national credit bureaus. Did you also know you can request information from other nationwide consumer reporting agencies?
(NAPSI)—Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® and GetInsured, a leading health insurance online marketplace, are joining forces for a second year to help consumers understand how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may impact them. By answering a few simple questions during the tax interview, clients will understand if they qualify for money-saving tax credits, and with the help of GetInsured, can enroll in a health insurance plan that fits their budget.
(NAPSI)—Today, our country is facing an unprecedented range of threats that require a more robust response than the current budget limits on national security and research and development spending allow.
(Family Features) As shoppers grab their wallets and purses to purchase goods and products for their families and homes, many will opt for local businesses and mom and pop establishments instead of their big-box competitors.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is now a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.
(NewsUSA) - They can outperform boys in school, will probably live longer than their male counterparts and, according to the Financial Times, are forecast to outnumber men as millionaires by 2020 in the UK So, why are there still so few women entrepreneurs around the world?