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2 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Correction: Debt Study story

In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file.


Related Topix: Urban Institute, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt, Texas

5 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Epic Sciences raises $30 million

Epic Sciences , a spinoff of The Scripps Research Institute developing cancer diagnostics, has raised $30 million from venture capital investors, and appointed Greg Lucier as board chairman.


Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Cell Biology, Biology, Science

10 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumors

Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Scripps Research Institute, Oral Cancer, Health

14 hrs ago |

EV makers form Smart Grid platform for cleverer charging

The days of plugging a smart electric car into a dumb outlet may be numbered, with eight of the top auto firms joining forces with power companies to work out a universal "smart grid" standard for charging EVs and hybrids.


Related Topix: Electric Power Research Institute, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Run Shelby Run: WTAMU graduate to run across U.S.

This run has been independently organized and is exclusively for the benefit of those suffering from muscle diseases, as well as their families.


Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Business Highlights

Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.


Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, WebMD, Urban Institute, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Washington Technology

Leidos subsidiary nabs $25M contract for systems engineering, technical services

Varec Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has won a $25 million contract to provide systems engineering, technical and management support services to the Defense Logistics Agency.


KTEN-TV Denison

House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty."


Related Topix: Urban Institute, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Mother Jones

Midwestern Waters Are Full of Bee-Killing Pesticides

A while back, I wrote about how the US Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a slow-motion reassessment of a widely used class of insecticides, even as evidence mounts that it's harming key ecosystem players from pollinating bees to birds.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Apiculture, US Geological Survey, Geology, Agriculture

CBC News

Mexico earthquake strikes eastern state of Veracruz

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.


Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science,


Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.


Related Topix: Urban Institute, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid.


Related Topix: Urban Institute, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Texas, San Jose (Jacksonville, FL)

The Capital-Journal

Oklahoma earthquake felt in southern Kansas

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit northern Oklahoma late Monday night and the effects could be felt more than 100 miles from the epicenter.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Brandon Sun

More than a third of Americans reported to collection agencies for unpaid bills and debts

A study by the Urban Institute shows that more than 35 per cent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies.


Related Topix: Urban Institute, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Wichita Eagle

Oklahoma quake rattles Wichita area

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake at 9:47 p.m. registered 4.0 on the Richter scale.


Related Topix: Wichita, KS, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Hispanic Business

Insecticides Permeate U.S. Food, Water Supply

July 26--Nicotine-related insecticides widely used on crops are finding their way into the food we eat and the water we drink, two national studies published in the past two months have concluded.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Geological Survey, Geology, Entomology, Life, Fruits, Food, Honey

Slow Growth Continues in San Diego

A new report from Savills Studley Research indicates that the San Diego market remains on a 'slow but steady recovery' path, and that the pharmaceutical life science , and tech sectors are growing, while defense shrinks.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA), Sorrento Valley (San Diego, CA), San Diego County, CA, Websense, Startups

Next 25 Articles

A third year of drought in California has meant farmers have become increasingly dependent on ground water for their crops - and now the land is sinking beneath their feet.


Related Topix: Weather, California, Natural Disasters, Drought, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Immigration Reform

WFTV Orlando

3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes portion of Washington

Dispatchers said there are no reports of damage so far but a lot of people in Bremerton reported feeling the quake on the U.S. Geological Survey website.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Ag Professional

Study says neonic insecticides widespread in Iowa waters

A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa , according to a government study released on Thursday.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Geological Survey, Geology, Apiculture


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