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Identity theft tops list of consumer complaints

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:20pm
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Bangladeshi-American blogger killed

CNN - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:18pm
A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger who spoke out for freedom has died after being attacked on a Dhaka street, a local police official said Friday.
Categories: National News

Rick Perry: 'Unemployment rate is a sham'

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:37pm
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Stocks crushed records in February

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:29pm
Stock markets across the world showed investors the money in February.

Proposal to ban assault rifle bullet upsets gun supporters

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:16pm
A proposal to ban a bullet that can pierce armor has upset the gun industry and its supporters.

Marriage hurts a hedge fund manager more than divorce

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:09pm
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They're getting cash, free products, and YouTube-famous

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:05pm
DayLynn Contreras of Austin, Texas, has a full-time job as a programmer, but she's counting down the months until she can devote herself to creating YouTube videos.

Bill O'Reilly likes a fight, and his ratings show it

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:50pm
Are Bill O'Reilly's ratings up because of the controversy about discrepancies in his past reporting?

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dead at 83

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:31pm
Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.
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Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dies

CNN World - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:31pm
Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.
Categories: International News

The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:01pm
New York City has a housing problem: Real estate is too expensive, and there's not enough of it.

Giving the Elderly a Lift -- In Their Home

Lifestyles - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:45pm
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(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.

This need (and recognition) to downsize, yet not wanting to because of the memories associated with the home (after all, it's where they have lived for decades and may have raised their families), can be a problem. It may also be impractical due to today's still sluggish housing market.

So, what to do? Instead, you might want to consider a stairlift to make your current home more practical.

While there are a whole host of reasons to install a stairlift, the most common is that someone has become too infirm to walk up and down the stairs because of age, illness or injury.

For Cornelius Rice, 80, of Wilkins, Pennsylvania, it took a nasty fall to admit he needed help from a stair lift to deal with his balance problem.

"[A stairlift] makes it convenient for me to get around, and makes it easy on the wife," Rice told the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette in an interview. "She doesn't have to take me here or there now, or be lifting me."

Unlike chair lifts of old, new models like those sold by Orlando-based Acorn Stairlifts are powered by two small 12-volt batteries under the seat or by regular house current. The chair and built-in footrest typically fold up when not in use, allowing for easy passage on the stairs. All lifts have sensors around the perimeter of the foot platform that will stop the lift when a sensor is triggered -- be it by a child's toy, a pet or a foot that has slipped off the platform.

For Tim McCool, VP of Sales and Marketing for Acorn, having a built in stairlift makes sense for the elderly.

"When I first started with Acorn Stairlifts over 10 years ago as a sales rep, one of my first customer interactions was with a woman suffering from ALS," said McCool. "She had to be carried up the stairs just to use the restroom. I talked with her for over an hour, and it's stuck with me all these years, and it's why I'm so committed to what we do to improve people's lives."

The biggest challenge, say experts, is getting older folks to admit they need one. Once installed, however, many find they wished they'd done it earlier, said one consultant, who added that older people sometimes don't want to spend the money on this kind of thing because then they have to admit they have a disability.

For more information, visit www.acornstairlifts.com.

Benmosche, controversial former AIG CEO, dies

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:40pm
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Army Special Forces jump

CNN - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:07pm
Categories: National News

Friday Links

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:49pm
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Warren Buffett: How good is he?

Business News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:42pm
Warren Buffett is an investing legend. We all know that.

Not just 'Spock': Nimoy also a photographer, poet

CNN - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:34pm
Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock on "Star Trek," passed away at the age of 83, according to the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
Categories: National News

People we lost in 2015

CNN - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:18pm
Categories: National News

Spock's boldest moments

CNN - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:16pm
See Leonard Nimoy is his most memorable moments as Spock, from the first time he appeared on screen to the moment he first showed any emotion.
Categories: National News

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