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Cambodia orders probe into 'HIV village'

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:35am
Cambodia Prime Minister has called for an inquiry into a remote village as more than 100 are tested HIV positive.
Categories: International News

89 straight days of lower gas prices

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:34am
Gas prices continue to drop on a daily basis. In fact, the price of gas has fallen for 89 consecutive days.

Not Just a Man's World, Female Entrepreneurs Are Making Noise

Lifestyles - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:26am
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(NewsUSA) - They can outperform boys in school, will probably live longer than their male counterparts and, according to the Financial Times, are forecast to outnumber men as millionaires by 2020 in the UK So, why are there still so few women entrepreneurs around the world?

Oh, there are a handful: Marrisa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo. Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, and Mary Barra, CEO of GM, to name a few. Yet, it appears these notable women are still the exception rather than the rule.

Still, one woman is betting that America is on the cusp of change, at the same time acknowledging that, "while the Mad Men days may be over, we're also not quite there yet."

Erica Solis, co-founder of MovoCash (www.movocash.com), a mobile payments technology company, believes that women are being empowered more than ever to be successful in business.

"As a young female entrepreneur, this is a tremendous advantage as the world shifts its mindset to how they view women in the workplace," says Solis.

Solis, a millennial, whose first job out of college was for a startup company that is now publicly traded and has over 200 employees, should know. Her father has been in the fin-tech (financial-technology) field for the last 15 years, and she has seen first-hand the amount of hard work, agility and confidence it takes to be an entrepreneur. This experience made the decision to go work for her father, Eric Solis, an easy one.

Together, the father-daughter team created MovoCash, a payment platform that allows consumers to link their bank accounts to their MovoCash account for mobile payments with no limitation on the number of supported banks. Unlike Apple Pay or PayPal, MovoCash eliminates the direct link required by conventional near-field communication (NFC), which has been lauded for its security and convenience, but is being criticized by both analysts and merchants, who say that consumers are not yet comfortable paying with their phone, and that the NFC technology is more expensive to implement than traditional card systems.

"I think the environment for women is exciting," says Laurie Itkin, financial advisor and author of the book "Every Woman Should Know Her Options." "Starting your own business gives a woman the opportunity to be a leader, an opportunity that she might not have in a corporation."

Solis agrees.

"I feel very fortunate to be in a country that encourages women to take risks, and be innovative and bold. This is a major advantage every American female entrepreneur has today," says Solis.

Whiplash Sufferers Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care

Lifestyles - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:23am
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(NewsUSA) - It's one of the most common injuries from a car crash, and those who've experienced it know it can be even more painful than watching a C-SPAN hearing on waste management.

But in fact, whiplash, as it's commonly known, is about more than just immediate pain. That's because this injury to the soft tissues of the neck from a sudden jerking or "whipping" of the head can also destabilize the spine -- and leave you with severe, long-term pain if left untreated.

It can take anywhere from hours to months for symptoms to manifest themselves, but they include:

* Blurred vision

* Headaches

* Neck, arm, shoulder and low-back pain

* Dizziness

* Neck stiffness

* Reduced range of motion in the neck

Since the health of your spine, which houses the nervous system, isn't something you want to gamble with, many health experts recommend seeking chiropractic care at the first sign of one or more of those indicators.

"Chiropractors are specially trained to evaluate and care for neuromusculoskeletal injuries like whiplash," said Gerard Clum, DC, of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

Chiropractic care is aimed at what's been described as "restoring the body" center by making manual and instrument adjustments to improve spine alignment and function. This care may be supported by massage and other soft-tissue techniques. A Doctor of Chiropractic may refer a patient for additional testing or other specialized examination procedures. In situations where it is needed, he/she may also co-manage the patient's care with other providers.

The best part? "It's effective while being completely drug-free," said Dr. Clum.

To locate a chiropractor in your area, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

Replace the 'sex talk' with the 'tech talk'?

Health - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:15am
While most parents think about having a 'sex talk' with their children, not as many think about talking about technology, and that is a big mistake, experts say.
Categories: Health

What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:04am
Categories: International News

Norwegians love Tesla more than Americans

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 6:49am
Norway is full of Tesla fans who are snapping up electric cars quicker than you can say "environmentally friendly."

Top 10 trending hashtags of 2014

CNN - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 6:42am
Social media's role in breaking news is undeniable. But sometimes it's the hashtags that start a movement.
Categories: National News

More threats against police emerge

CNN - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 6:37am
The cop-killer apparently didn't have a specific target -- just any two officers in uniform.
Categories: National News

Why North Korea's economy can't live without China

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:42am
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A peek into North Korea's Internet

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:39am
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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:26am
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The new 'Obamaphone' is broadband

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:21am
The FCC wants to expand the "Obamaphones" program to include discounted Internet service for people living below the poverty line.

Not American? You still might have to file U.S. taxes

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 3:41am
Think your taxes are a pain? Imagine if you had piles of U.S. tax forms to fill every year, and you weren't even an American.

More cars earn top marks for safety

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 3:24am
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What Joe Cocker stole from Ringo

CNN World - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:29pm
Gene Seymour asks: On news that the blues singer died this week, was there anyone who didn't think of his apoplectic, unforgettable version of "With a Little Help From My Friends," a song he conquered at Woodstock and made his own?
Categories: International News

CDC warns of Ebola complacency

CNN World - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:38pm
The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has not reached worst-case scenario predictions, but until it drops to zero, the world remains at risk, the CDC director says.
Categories: International News

The real story behind Santa Claus

CNN World - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:12pm
Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong. Historians say Kriss Kringle was originally created to keep adults, not children, off the naughty list.
Categories: International News

Israeli bank helped U.S. account holders avoid taxes

Business News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:48pm
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U.S. hits French company with record bribery fine

Business News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:36pm
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