economy

Is the Economy Getting Better? – Survey of the Day
Over the last few months, there has been some data that suggests the sluggish economy could be improving. Mainly, the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 8.3 percent after reaching a 26-year high of 10 percent in late 2009. However, according to a new survey from Poll Postion, the public is spli…
Snickers Changes Candy Bar Size To Meet Obama Health Mandate
That Snickers Bar you pick up at the store is about to get smaller;  And - you can thank Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign.
The company that produces M&Ms, 3 Musketeers, Snickers and Twix bars has vowed to stop shipping any Mars chocolate products that exceed 250 calories p…
It’s Officially The End Of The Line For Kodak Digital Cameras
After filing for bankruptcy a while ago, the expected outcome for Kodak was to eventually pull out of the camera business;  Today's news that they plan to exit by July makes it official.
Eastman Kodak Co., which invented the digital camera in 1975, is getting out of the digital camera busin…
Lawsuit Filed Against Obama Insurance Mandate
In the wake of the religious backlash against Barack Obama's heath insurance mandates (see "Obama Tells Catholics To Go To Hell"), a Catholic organization has filed suit against the law;  This marks the third such lawsuit against Obama's health care plan...
Obama Flip Flops On Super PAC Issue
Similar to the reversal he made during the 2008 campaign - when he was first against public financing for the general election and then for it once he became the Democratic nominee, Barack Obama is again changing course mid-stream on one of his campaign issues...
Beef Prices Continue To Rise
As we still suffer from the effects of the economy over the last three years - it seems like rising (or high prices) have become the norm.  That's why this piece of news should come as no surprise:  beef prices are expected to continue to skyrocket over the next year...
Obama Law Regulates Vending Machines
Counting calories or watching your fat grams has never been easy when you're trying to make healthy choices.  VendScreen - a vending company - is aiming to make it easier.
VendScreen, a fancy touch-screen device, stores nutrition content information for all the goods stocked in a vending ma…
Obama Issues New Nutrition Standards
The Let's Move! coalition rolled out their new nutrition standards today;  The move will immediately effect public school lunches nationwide.
According to The New York Times, the Obama administration recently announced the new federal nutrition standards for school meals...
Walmart Makes Cuts To Job Greeters
It's a sign of the economy:  Walmart is cutting greeter positions from it's 3rd shift.
The move will save money and ensure Wal-Mart has the right staffing levels during peak and non-peak hours, David Tovar, a spokesman, said in a telephone interview...

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