UN Says World Food Prices At 4-Year Low

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Rome) -- The UN says world food prices are running at a four-year low. The United Nations food agency announced today that its global food price index fell in January, continuing a decline that began last spring. A senior economist for the UN cited record world cereal production and low oil prices for helping to…

U.S. Trade Gap Grows

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. trade deficit is growing dramatically. The Commerce Department said today the trade deficit jumped to just over 46-billion dollars in January, the highest level in over two years. The 17-percent increase comes amid slowing growth in Europe and Asia and a strengthening U.S. dollar. Economists had predicted the deficit to…

Weekly Jobless Claims Up

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- More Americans than expected filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week. The Labor Department says it received 320-thousand initial requests, up from 313-thousand the week prior and not even close to the 295-thousand most analysts had predicted.

Millions Sign Up Before Obamacare Deadline

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The federal health insurance marketplace is beefing up its call center as the deadline approaches. The deadline for open enrollment is February 15th, so the Department of Health and Human Services says its adding more call-center workers starting Monday. The thought is that there will be a flood of people wanting to…

Teens Likely To Use Multiple Forms Of Tobacco

Posted On February 05, 2015

(Undated) -- Teenagers who use tobacco are more likely to use more than just one form of it. That's the bottom line of a new study that found 15-percent of American middle and high school students reported using tobacco related products. Those included cigarettes, pipes and e-cigarettes. The same study, by R-T-I International, showed that…

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    Lost Black Lab - Manchester Area

    Posted on March 30, 2015
    Location: Guilford , IN

    Lost Black Lab near Platt Road in Manchester. Friendly with…