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American Airlines to Fly Between Dallas and Shanghai and Hong Kong With Newest Routes

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in National News | 0 comments

For many businesses, same-day deliveries can seem like a logistical nightmare: your business or company needs to get an important package or document to your client as soon as possible, but the client might be hundreds, even thousands, of miles away. On June 12, the process of same-day deliveries became expedited for many businesses looking to ship between American Airlines Cargo’s hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and both Hong Kong (HKG) and Shanghai (PVG), according to a HandyShippingGuide.com article. AA Cargo’s same-day service to and from Hong Kong is the first of its kind among U.S.-based airlines, the article reports. Shanghai’s airport is the world’s third-largest, and AA Cargo’s service route to and from the Chinese city marks the third gateway for American air carriers. These new routes will open up extensive trade opportunities for businesses, with...

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How Running Can Actually Prevent Weight Loss

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in National News | 0 comments

Could exercise be actually standing in the way of weight loss and better toning? According to Julia Buckley, a 37-year-old fitness fanatic, it can be. She explains that running, while great for fitness, is not always the ideal activity if someone is looking to primarily lose weight. Her experience has taught her that slow-endurance exercise, rather than toning down the body, teaches it to become endurance-focused. And endurance means storing fat so that you have a continual source of energy during your run. Buckley herself was once training for marathons and wondering why she couldn’t stubborn pounds, even as she was running more and more. Trying to solve by running extra ended up making her ill, and she realized that she was approaching her exercise routine the wrong way. “I certainly had some stubborn extra pounds I just couldn’t...

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New York City Exhibit Recreates Frida Kahlo’s Colorful Vegetable Garden

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in National News | 0 comments

The New York Botanical Garden will recreate the world-famous garden of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The exhibit, entitled “Frida Kahlo’s Garden,” “will include not only rarely seen paintings by Kahlo but also a recreation of her studio and garden at Casa Azul in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City, where she lived for many years and where she died in 1954,” The New York Times reports. The exhibit is highly anticipated, thanks to Kahlo’s penchant for vivid, colorful flowers. “I paint flowers so they will not die,” the painter famously said. True to her word, many of her paintings feature brightly-colored roots, tendrils, flowers, cactus fruit, and even watermelon. Over the years, Kahlo’s garden and paintings have inspired people all over the world. Bright flowers honor Kahlo’s legacy and easily help homeowners or renters stand apart from their neighbors....

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Consumers, City of Chicago Fight Back Against Variable Utility Rates and Energy Scams

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in National News | 0 comments

Over the past century, electricity has rapidly progressed our technology and our economy. But for some Chicago residents, it’s causing serious frustration when they receive their energy bills. The City of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board, a Chicago watchdog activist group, are currently defending several customer complaints against Spark Energy and petitioning the state’s electricity regulator to launch an investigation. Spark Energy’s consumer complaints stem from the company’s variable electricity rates and misleading marketing tactics. In addition to Spark Energy, the City of Chicago said that it has issued subpoenas against six companies that the city suspects of price gouging. Maria Guerra Lapacek, commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection for Chicago, would not name the companies under investigation. The companies under investigation are smaller companies on the market, according to CUB director David Kolata, and they gain...

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Samsung’s Newest LED Light Series Illuminates the Benefits of LEDs

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in National News | 0 comments

This week, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced a new line-up of light emitting diode (LED) modules for use in flat LED lighting applications, which will become available later this month. The new product line, called the M-series, is made for troffers and linear luminaires — the ceiling fixtures that typically house fluorescent lighting and are often found in businesses and other commercial establishments. Samsung showcased their M-series at the LIGHTFAIR International trade show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 3rd through June 5th. The Samsung M-series, according to Bangwon Oh, senior vice president of the strategic marketing team for Samsung’s LED Business division, “offers tremendous convenience to LED lighting fixture makers with one of the most reliable and design-friendly feature-sets in the industry.” Oh went on to explain that the M-series and future LED lighting by...

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Zillow Now in the Business of Predicting Future Home Values

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in National News | 0 comments

Zillow can now see the future of your home — or at least, it’s trying to with its new proprietary algorithm, which it says can predict the dollar value of your home one year in the future. Its new software is going by the name of “Zestimate forecast,” and the company says that the estimator, which will predict either growth or loss, is available for about half of the homes in their database, which consists of about 100 million properties. “It was important for us to give [consumers] another bit of information that might help them in understanding the real estate market and help them make the buy-or-sell decision,” said Svenji Gudell, Zillow’s director of economic development. In order to come up with the “Zestimate,” Zillow’s formula considers various factors, including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms of the home,...

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