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Market Basket fight may have sapped retail jobs

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:49
A family feud at a New England grocery might have made a dent in national employment numbers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Meet Facebook's new privacy mascot

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:34
Facebook users are due for a digital checkup, and a friendly blue dinosaur is here to help.

Jobs: Signs of strength, pockets of pain

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:28
Friday's jobs report was disappointing to just about everyone.

Ex-lover shares intimate details in book

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:07
A new book by President Hollande's ex-partner reveals intimate details of their relationship. Jonathan Mann reports.
Categories: International News

Starbucks plans new types of coffee shops

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:45
Starbucks, which has been adding more than 1,500 stores a year, is rolling out some experimental retail designs as part of its effort to dominate the coffee market.

10 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Features - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:39
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Some of the most serious injuries among older adults, age 65 and older, are caused by falling. More than 1.6 million older Americans end up in the emergency room or hospital because of a fall, according to the National Institutes of Health. Seniors who have broken a hip by falling can have trouble recovering and regaining mobility.

The good news is many falls are preventable. One of the first things you can do if you take prescription medication is have your health care team review your medication.

"Some prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs, or a combination of them, can make you dizzy or sleepy. Either can lead to a fall," said Jaza Marina, M.D., a geriatrician at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta. "If you fall, be sure to let your doctor know, even if you aren't hurt. Sometimes falls are a sign of a new medical problem that needs attention."

Many underlying causes of falls can be treated or corrected. Dr. Marina recommends these 10 proactive steps to reduce the risk of falling.

Make your home safe.

1. Remove clutter, throw rugs and electrical cords that might cause you to trip.

2. Store items on bottom shelves.

3. Add grab bars where necessary -- in hallways, stairways and bathtubs.

4. Add a rubber bath mat in the shower or tub.

5. Make sure your home is well lit. Use night lights in hallways and bathrooms.

6. Keep a phone and flashlight by your bed.

Take care of yourself.

7. Stay as physically active as you can.

8. Wear comfortable shoes with good support.

9. Have your vision and hearing checked.

10. Use a cane or walker if you feel unsteady.

For more information on how to prevent falls, visit share.kp.org/preventing-falls. Also check out everybodywalk.org for tips on walking as an exercise. For questions or advice about a specific condition, talk to your physician.

Dyson says it out-Roombaed the Roomba

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:13
Robotic vacuums don't exactly have the best reputation. They're easily confused and not particularly good at cleaning -- not exactly worth their $300 to $500 price tags.

5 big trends shaking up the job market

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:03
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MSU Looks To Continue Winning Ways Against UAB

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:00
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State, winners of four straight dating back to last season, hosts its second consecutive Conference USA opponent when UAB comes calling for a 1 p.m. CT Saturday kickoff in Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

NATO to form new 'spearhead' force

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37
NATO members agreed Friday to form a "spearhead" force of several thousand land troops ready to deploy within a few days, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, as the trans-Atlantic alliance grapples with the threats posed by Russia's interference in Ukraine and the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
Categories: International News

Whoops! Jobs recovery lost steam in August

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:05
Yuck. The jobs market lost some steam in August, with only 142,000 jobs added last month.

Apple to beef up security measures after nude photo leak

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:59
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Friday Links

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:43
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American may be helping with chilling ISIS social media, source says

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:19
He's fluent in both English and Arabic, and if his college degree in computers is any indication, he has a way with technology. Then there's his interest in radical Islam.
Categories: International News

Asteroid to pass close to Earth

CNN - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:35
A newly discovered asteroid will pass "very close" to Earth on Sunday, NASA says.
Categories: National News

Death toll climbs in Asian monsoons

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:26
At least 137 people have died in the last few days from flooding caused by intense monsoon-season rains that have been lashing parts of Asia for weeks, according to government and media accounts.
Categories: International News

Friendly fire deaths probed

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:25
A friendly fire incident that killed six soldiers in Afghanistan, including five Americans, was a result of botched communication and a series of other errors, the Pentagon said.
Categories: International News

Rivers' funeral set for Sunday

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:24
Comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said.
Categories: Entertainment News

Forgiving my war criminal father

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:15
Brand new documentary "In the Shadow of War" explores the aftermath of the conflict that rocked the Balkans in the early 1990s.
Categories: International News

Will there be an iPhone 5S-C?

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:13
The iPhone 6 is right around the corner. So what does that mean for the iPhone 5S?

 

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