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Cheapo Travel: How to haggle when you travel


Most Americans feel uncomfortable haggling on their travels, generally for one of several reasons, based on my completely unscientific survey: 1. They don’t want to be seen as cheapskates. 2. They don’t know how to bargain effectively, so they just avoid it. 3. They feel that vendors should be paid their full asking price. Reason No.… (more…)

The Texicans -Old West Re-Enactors


The Texicans -Old West Re-Enactors The Texicans are a group of Old West Re-Enactors who love the history of the Old West and preform in Canton, Texas on The Mountain at Old Mill Marketplace. Part of First Monday Trade Days since 1994. Located at 542 East Dallas Street, on Hwy 64 East, one Block from Downtown… (more…)

Robbie Rogers’ book: Soccer, faith and family


NEW YORK (AP) – Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he’s the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first openly gay player in Major… (more…)

Surge in Popularity of Bows and Arrows Prompts Eye Safety Warnings as Holiday Gift-Giving Season Commences


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With the holiday gift-buying season in full swing and a slew of current movies and TV shows such as “The Hunger Games,” “The Walking Dead” and “Arrow” prominently featuring crossbows and quivers, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging parents and the public to avoid purchasing any projectile-shooting toys… (more…)

Japan Dips into Recession as “Japan, Inc.” Profits Set New Highs


Japan Dips into Recession as “Japan, Inc.” Profits Set New Highs by Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research, The WisdomTree Blog Japan’s economy dipped into a surprise recession in the third quarter, causing many investors to question the economic platform of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The initial focus has been on the second stage of the consumption… (more…)

RUSTY HUMPHRIES: Live from the Ferguson riots


Just before the decision was to be announced in the Darren Wilson case in Ferguson, Missouri, I decided to forgo cable news and watch a live internet stream shot from the protestors’ viewpoint. I wanted the raw feed, so I could watch as if I were there in the crowd. Right away, it appeared as if… (more…)

Michael Brown’s Family Could Sue


(Reuters) – Without a criminal indictment, Michael Brown’s family might have no better legal recourse than to sue local authorities for the African-American teenager’s fatal shooting by a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. After a St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to indict officer Darren Wilson – and given the high bar to… (more…)

Only Three In 10 Americans Have HIV Under Control: Government Report


(Reuters) – Just 30 percent of Americans living with HIV have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 840,000 of the 1.2 million people infected with HIV in 2011 were not consistently taking… (more…)

Former CEO pleads guilty in massive contractor kickback case


A Virginia-based company with defense and intelligence agency contracts paid a $300,000 fine Tuesday and its former president pleaded guilty to paying bribes to an Army procurement official who was recently sent to prison for taking kickbacks. The U.S. attorney’s office in Washington announced the deals weeks after filing two criminal counts against Intelligent Decisions Inc.,… (more…)

Ferguson protesters gather at White House after Darren Wilson cleared


As protests grew in Ferguson, Mo., over the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, several hundred protesters gathered in front of the White House late Monday night to voice their displeasure at the verdict. “When the prosecutor wants to get an indictment, they get an indictment,” said Radhika Miller, 34, a lawyer from… (more…)