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Lety’s Move! First Lady Attempts Guiness World Record For Jumping Jacks

Apparently state dinners and french fries aren't enough.  First Lady Michelle Obama is attempting to set a Guiness World Record for jumping jacks.
The First Lady is teaming with National Geographic Kids to get into the Guinness World Records book for the most people doing jumping jacks over the course of a 24-hour period, reports the Associated Press

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Kodak Preps For Bankruptcy

Historically, changing technology has left many innovative companies in the dark as progress marches on;  It appears that this fate might be waiting for the Kodak film company.
Eastman Kodak (EK) has hired law firm Jones Day for restructuring advice as it faces growing concerns from investors over its turnaround prospects, The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon

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Faltering Economy Brings Deals To Fast Food Chains

One good result of the forever-failing economy:  Even-cheaper eats at your favorite fast food restaurant.

It's not because the fast-food behemoths want to go so low. It's because they have to. After some improvement late last year and earlier this year, the $236 billion fast-food industry — with the notable exception of McDonald's — is mostly heading south, again.

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U.S. Income Down In 35 States

So much for the stimulus package(s) working.  Median income is down in 35 states.

The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey indicates people might be buying less because they have fewer dollars coming in.

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More Federal Dollars Go To Twinkies Than Fruits And Vegetables

Hear me out:  I'm not against eating Twinkies.  Hell - eat what you want.  But somehow this story doesn't sound right.
In its efforts to curb the nation's obesity epidemic, the U.S. government seems to be taking inspiration from the infamous Twinkie diet, with more federal dollars going to subsidize the production of junk food than to growing fresh fruits and vegetables

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Obama Says No French Fries For You; Olive Garden Agrees

You know - you work hard.  You go to a restaurant.  "Order anything you want".  Sure - why not;  You're paying for it - right?

Not at Olive Garden.

Following the edict handed down from the Obama administration, the Olive Garden has become the first restaurant chain to choose for you.

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U.S. Bails Out Chicken Industry; This Is The Time To Fill Your Freezer

First it was the automotive industry.  Then it was the health care industry.  Then Wall Street.  Now the United States is bailing out the chicken industry -- to the tune of $40 Million.

Despite extraordinarily-low prices at the supermarket, there's a glut of chicken on the market.  Apparently people aren't buying enough of it.  So, to ease the financial strain on chicken farmers, the U.S. has placed a $40 million order for the birds.

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Michelle Obama Wins A Food Award

Apparently someone is paying attention to the "eat what I say - not as I do" campaign;  First Lady Michelle Obama was recently awarded one of the inaugural James Beard Leadership Awards.

These awards were handed out to activists, educators and business leaders who help create a “healthier, safer and more sustainable food world,” according to a release.

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Do As I Say Not As I Do: Obama Administration’s Love Of “Unhealthy” foods

Ever get the feeling you're being told one thing while they're doing another?

After the debt crisis compromise was hammered out last week, the Obama administration took his team out for a round of hamburgers and cheeseburgers to celebrate

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Happy Meals To Get Healthier

They're telling us what to eat and how much of it.

McDonalds announced that they are changing the venerable Happy Meal - adding a serving of fruit or vegatables...and shrinking the size of the fries.

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Washington Inaction Halts Airport Construction Around The Country

The Federal Aviation Administration is stuck on the tarmac as lawmakers fail to pass legislation to keep the organization funded.
The FAA’s operating authority expired at midnight Friday. Dozens of stop-work orders were issued over the weekend for projects to build and modernize airport control towers, as well as other improvement projects

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What A U.S. Default Means For You

It's all over the news:  The White House and Congress are at an impasse on what to do with the credit ceiling.  But what happens if we reach August 2nd and there still isn't an agreement.  How does what happens in the Beltway affect you in the Heartland?

Do you invest money?  Do you have a credit card?  Are you in the market to buy a home or a car?  Are you employed by the government?
The U

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