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Is This How We Move Forward? Unemployment Numbers Jump Again

8.2%.  That's the newest unemployment number;  Up - again - from last quarter.  At the same time, GDP growth also slowed - from 3% to 1.9% - signs that our economy if far from being in a good spot.

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Source: bh88keys via flickr
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Law To Ban Oversized Sodas Moves Forward

Restaurant and theater goers that are used to indulging on oversized sodas might want to start paying attention to legislation that's been proposed in New York City.

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Source: Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants via flickr
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Italian Wine And Food Prices Rise Due To Earthquake

Expect to pay more for your favorite Italian wines and imported foods;  Two recent earthquakes have caused destruction in their paths that are expected to affect prices for consumers.

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Source: Steven Vance via flickr
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FDA Vetoes Name Change For High Fructose Corn Syrup

Despite pleas from the Corn Refiners Association, the Food and Drug Association nixed a name change for High Fructose Corn Syrup yesterday.  The industry group had applied for the name change two years ago, to counter the bad press (and reputation) that High Fructose Corn Syrup has gotten in recent years.

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Sesame Street Layoffs; Second Round Claims A Dozen Staffers

How's that economy working?  A dozen staff members of the venerable PBS children's show Sesame Street were layed-off yesterday.  The cuts came from the New York City office.

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Source: wink via flickr
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Sugar Substitute Stevia Sours

Touted as "the next generation of sweetners", Stevia followed a rash of sugar substitutes that have been rolled out over the last century.  Saccharine, sucrose, aspartame - these are just a few of the products that have met with FDA approval for use in the United States.  Stevia is one of the most-recent types of sugar substitute to be proposed for human consumption.

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New Bottle Promises More Ketchup

Just in time for the summer burger season:  a new invention from the minds at MIT make getting the ketchup out of the bottle a little easier!

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Hologram To Greet Airport Visitors

Ok, here it comes. I don't know if you heard about the hologram of Tupac Shakur that sang with Snoop Dogg on stage, and all the uses that could become of that. Well, New York airports will have a female hologram great all visitors and converse with them.

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How Big Is YouTube?

YouTube is now seven years old. To give you an idea how it's grown, here's some stats to consider. Users now upload seventy-two hours of video per minute. That's about a fifty percent gain from one year ago.

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Retail Sales Slow To A Crawl

Despite the rosy reports coming from Washington, it appears that retail sales have slowed down to a stand-still.  The Commerce Department reported that retail sales figures grew only 0.1% in the the month of April - and forecasts for the summer aren't looking any better

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Untruth’s In Advertising: What The Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

It really shouldn't come as a  surprise:  You can't believe everything you read on food packaging.    After all  the food products you consume are packaged and marketed just like any other product, and the companies that produce these groceries are only in business for one reason:  to make money.

However, the buyer must still beware.

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Source:  Nestle
Source: Nestle
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Girl Scout Cookies Become Candy Bars

As Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, a new product is coming to a store near you;  More specifically, a new product is coming to a CANDY aisle near you.

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