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National Senior Health and Fitness Day Is May 25

May 20th, 2011 | By
National Senior Health and Fitness Day Is May 25

On May 25, 2011, over 100,000 older adults at over 1,000 locations throughout the United States will participate in the 18th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Events like fitness walks, low-impact exercises, health screenings, and health information workshops will promote this year’s theme to “Make Fitness a Goal for Life!” Senior Health &
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Smallville Series Finale Says Farewell After 10 Seasons

May 17th, 2011 | By
Smallville Series Finale Says Farewell After 10 Seasons

Smallville ended Friday after 10 seasons in a two-hour series finale, as Clark Kent made the final transition from Superboy to Superman. Lois and Clark decided the future of their relationship, Michael Rosenbaum returned for a final appearance as Luthor, and Clark finally put on the cape and took to the skies to face the
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Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad Released

May 14th, 2011 | By
Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad Released

A Bamboo Stylus for iPad is now available, Bamboo manufacturer Wacom announced. The new stylus enables users to write or draw on their iPad using a pen instead of their finger. Wacom’s Bamboo line offers an input device that feels and responds like a pen or pencil. Users can print or write in cursive on
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Employee Health & Fitness Month Promotes Health at Work

May 8th, 2011 | By
Employee Health & Fitness Month Promotes Health at Work

May is Employee Health & Fitness Month (EHFM), when employers are invited to encourage employee participation in activities that promote health in the workplace. EHFM offers companies an opportunity to improve corporate health by organizing healthy daily activities, group activities, and company activities. EFHM encourages employers and employees to participate in: Daily Healthy Moments: occasions
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Arthritis Awareness Month Promotes Walking for Wellness

May 4th, 2011 | By
Arthritis Awareness Month Promotes Walking for Wellness

Each May the Arthritis Foundation promotes Arthritis Awareness Month to promote public awareness of arthritis and raise funds to fight arthritis. A highlight of the month is the Arthritis Walk, a benefit walk to raise funds and to raise public awareness that walking can help fight arthritis. Participants in the Arthritis Walk can recruit family,
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GE Executive Immelt Resigns from New York Fed after Protest

Apr 29th, 2011 | By
GE Executive Immelt Resigns from New York Fed after Protest

General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt has resigned from his position as a Class B Director on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s board of directors, effective March 9, the New York Fed announced Thursday. Explaining his decision, Immelt cited increased demands on his time, in particular his recent commitment to serve as
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Apple iPhone Privacy Concern Response Leaves Lawmakers Leery

Apr 29th, 2011 | By
Apple iPhone Privacy Concern Response Leaves Lawmakers Leery

After a week of silent internal investigation, Apple responded publicly Wednesday to concerns about iPhone privacy. But some federal lawmakers are unhappy with the response, saying Apple representatives “lied” to them, and the Senate plans to hold hearings scrutinizing the Apple iPhone, Google Android, and other smartphones and mobile devices. The controversy began last Wednesday
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New Tornado Super Outbreak Kills at Least 290 in South

Apr 28th, 2011 | By
New Tornado Super Outbreak Kills at Least 290 in South

The worst tornado outbreak since the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974 killed at least 290 in the South’s Dixie Alley Wednesday, including at least 194 in Alabama, where Tuscaloosa was devastated. A record-setting estimated 164 tornadoes struck from Mississippi all the way to New York, knocking two nuclear power plants off line and leaving hundreds injured, thousands homeless, and over a million without power. Alabama was hit hardest. A Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa Facebook page has been created to coordinate information and assistance for tornado survivors in the Tuscaloosa area.



Dollar Down after Bernake Projects No Change in Securities

Apr 28th, 2011 | By
Dollar Down after Bernake Projects No Change in Securities

The dollar fell to a 16-month low against the euro after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke announced that the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will to continue expanding its holdings of securities in order to maintain price stability and promote employment. The Fed feels that although the economy is recovering in some sectors,
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Oh, One More Thing: Columbo Is Back on Stage

Apr 28th, 2011 | By
Oh, One More Thing: Columbo Is Back on Stage

Peter Falk is a tough act to follow, but John Guerrasio is doing a worthy job of carrying on the cigar in a British stage revival of the original Columbo play Prescription: Murder. Guerrasio wrapped up a spring tour of the play last week at the Buxton Opera House. Before Falk took over the role,
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