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Movie Industry Eyes May 2009 Box Office Of $1.3 Billion

Traditionally, the Memorial Day weekend tops off box office receipts for May, which has been a good month for movie distributor for years. Over the last 10 years, May has ...
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Black Americans Invented Memorial Day

Through the fog of history, several groups lay claim the invention of Memorial Day. To some extent that is because the holiday has had different names. To some extent, the ...
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States Where Employment Is Growing Fastest and Slowest

In the past five years, the United States has added roughly 12.3 million jobs, an increase of 9.3%. Unemployment is currently close to an eight-year low. The vast majority of ...
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Temperature Drops To Minus 94 Degrees in Antarctica

As Americans enjoy the Memorial Day holiday and the beginning of summer, at the southern end of the planet winter is tightening its grip. A weather station on Antarctica reported ...
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Marijuana News Roundup: Ohio State Senate OKs Medical Marijuana Bill

Supporters of a November ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio have suspended their efforts after the state senate approved legislation last Wednesday that accomplishes much the same thing. ...
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Why Is Amazon Cutting Prices Up to 75%

Retailers have to move inventory at a good clip in order not to get stuck with a bunch of stuff they can't sell because it has passed its sell-by date ...
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Temperatures Rise Above 110 Degrees in India and Algeria

Earlier this month, India recorded its highest-ever temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit in a town in the northwest part of the country. Saturday morning, the city of Ramgundam recorded a ...
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439 People Expected to Be Killed in Memorial Day Crashes

Car accidents across the United States have fallen year by year, due to a combination of drunk driving addressed by MADD, better cars with improved safety features, and likely better ...
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7 Key Tech Stock Upgrades for Big Implied Upside

This past week marked one of the stronger weeks in the stock market. Many technology stocks also participated in the gains. So much for "sell in May and go away," ...
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8 Speculative Biotech and Biohealth Stocks With Major Analyst Upside Calls

May looked as though it was ignoring the "Sell in May and go away!" mantra. Biotech investors also had to absorb many political jabs over drug pricing, as well as ...
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Boeing Shares Down 10% This Year

For the first quarter of 2016, the worst performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Index was Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), down 12.2%. In the first two months of the ...
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Exxon Is Best Performing Dow Stock of 2016, Up 15%

As oil prices have rebounded, so has the share price of the world's largest energy company. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) has risen 15.47%, against the performance ...
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A $252,000 Tree House for Sale in Kansas

Real estate listings are sometime exaggerations. The most searched house on Realtor.com this week is described as a "tree house." Actually: Designed to fit into the nature surrounding it, this ...
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Marijuana Price Up 3.4% to $2,096

For the week ended Friday, May 27, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis increased 3.4% from $2,027 in the prior week to $2,096. The simple average price ...
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Oil Rig Count Dropped by 2 Last Week, Hedge Funds Take a Breather

In the week ended May 27, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 316, down two compared with the prior week and a total of ...
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