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Rick Perry: 'Unemployment rate is a sham'

Business News - 3 hours 47 min ago
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Stocks crushed records in February

Business News - 3 hours 54 min ago
Stock markets across the world showed investors the money in February.

Former Notre Dame president dies

CNN - 4 hours 5 min ago
Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the University of Notre Dame to national academic prominence and became an influential figure in both the spiritual and political worlds, has died. He was 97.
Categories: National News

Proposal to ban assault rifle bullet upsets gun supporters

Business News - 4 hours 7 min ago
A proposal to ban a bullet that can pierce armor has upset the gun industry and its supporters.

Marriage hurts a hedge fund manager more than divorce

Business News - 4 hours 15 min ago
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They're getting cash, free products, and YouTube-famous

Business News - 4 hours 19 min ago
DayLynn Contreras of Austin, Texas, has a full-time job as a programmer, but she's counting down the months until she can devote herself to creating YouTube videos.

Bill O'Reilly likes a fight, and his ratings show it

Business News - 4 hours 33 min ago
Are Bill O'Reilly's ratings up because of the controversy about discrepancies in his past reporting?

Case against Hernandez: What you missed

CNN - 4 hours 46 min ago
Two years ago, Aaron Hernandez had a $40 million contract and was a rising NFL star. Now the former New England Patriot is on trial in the killing of Odin Lloyd.
Categories: National News

Girl's call exposes trail of death

CNN - 4 hours 46 min ago
Police are investigating multiple deaths at 6 crime scenes in south-central Missouri.
Categories: National News

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and others in March

CNN - 4 hours 47 min ago
Raise your hand if you are ready for spring and some warmer weather.
Categories: National News

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dies at 83

CNN - 4 hours 48 min ago
Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, has died.
Categories: National News

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dead at 83

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 53 min ago
Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.
Categories: Entertainment News

The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

Business News - 5 hours 23 min ago
New York City has a housing problem: Real estate is too expensive, and there's not enough of it.

Giving the Elderly a Lift -- In Their Home

Lifestyles - 5 hours 38 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.

This need (and recognition) to downsize, yet not wanting to because of the memories associated with the home (after all, it's where they have lived for decades and may have raised their families), can be a problem. It may also be impractical due to today's still sluggish housing market.

So, what to do? Instead, you might want to consider a stairlift to make your current home more practical.

While there are a whole host of reasons to install a stairlift, the most common is that someone has become too infirm to walk up and down the stairs because of age, illness or injury.

For Cornelius Rice, 80, of Wilkins, Pennsylvania, it took a nasty fall to admit he needed help from a stair lift to deal with his balance problem.

"[A stairlift] makes it convenient for me to get around, and makes it easy on the wife," Rice told the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette in an interview. "She doesn't have to take me here or there now, or be lifting me."

Unlike chair lifts of old, new models like those sold by Orlando-based Acorn Stairlifts are powered by two small 12-volt batteries under the seat or by regular house current. The chair and built-in footrest typically fold up when not in use, allowing for easy passage on the stairs. All lifts have sensors around the perimeter of the foot platform that will stop the lift when a sensor is triggered -- be it by a child's toy, a pet or a foot that has slipped off the platform.

For Tim McCool, VP of Sales and Marketing for Acorn, having a built in stairlift makes sense for the elderly.

"When I first started with Acorn Stairlifts over 10 years ago as a sales rep, one of my first customer interactions was with a woman suffering from ALS," said McCool. "She had to be carried up the stairs just to use the restroom. I talked with her for over an hour, and it's stuck with me all these years, and it's why I'm so committed to what we do to improve people's lives."

The biggest challenge, say experts, is getting older folks to admit they need one. Once installed, however, many find they wished they'd done it earlier, said one consultant, who added that older people sometimes don't want to spend the money on this kind of thing because then they have to admit they have a disability.

For more information, visit www.acornstairlifts.com.

Benmosche, controversial former AIG CEO, dies

Business News - 5 hours 44 min ago
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A science tale behind two dresses

Health - 6 hours 3 min ago
Before you strangle your best friend who sees the colors in the now-famous dress differently than you do, please know that there's a scientific explanation.
Categories: Health

Army Special Forces jump

CNN - 6 hours 16 min ago
Categories: National News

Friday Links

Business News - 6 hours 35 min ago
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Warren Buffett: How good is he?

Business News - 6 hours 41 min ago
Warren Buffett is an investing legend. We all know that.
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