Tricounty News

Red States See Uptick in Entertainment Spending, Home Improvement Steady

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - While consumer spending has been slow over the past year, at least two consumer markets have held their own in republican-voting states -- home improvement has stayed steady, and entertainment has risen. The news comes in the wake of another election season as Porch.com (http://porch.com) announced the results of a data study on home...

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Love Gets Good Vibrations From Chiropractic Care

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - "I Get Around." That iconic '60s song resonates deeply with the Beach Boys' Mike Love -- and not just because he co-wrote it. These days, it's also something of an ode to how his life has improved, thanks to chiropractic care. "In more than 50 years of performing over 100 shows a year, I've traveled by car, van, bus, train, plane...

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Hurricanes! Tornados! It's Open Season for Home Contractor Scams

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - It happens after almost every natural disaster: Scam artists come out of the woodwork to prey on homeowners trying desperately to rebuild. If anything, the scams have gotten even bolder -- one of the 61 "contractors" just netted in a New York sting operation allegedly took a Hurricane Sandy victim for $80,000 -- since rampant fraud...

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Protecting Your Home From Burglars During the Holidays

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Ah, yes, the holidays. A time for celebrating with family, ripping into presents ... and getting burglarized? Apparently so. According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December each year. And the reason for that should be as obvious as the beards on "Duck Dynasty's" male stars' faces:...

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Once Again, Buying Diamonds Is Cool

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - It's cool to buy diamonds again. Well, at least those that have been "sustainably mined." With holiday jewelry shopping now in high gear, those two words alone are likely to provide a tremendous sense of relief -- the pop-culture equivalent of "Mad Men" re-upping in perpetuity -- for anyone who's been concerned about mining's impact...

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