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Hometown Newspapers Do Their Part to Support Local Business

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - While big businesses may command headlines, most would agree that it's small businesses that drive the economy. During the economic downturn, many small businesses were forced to close their doors but since then, with the help and support of American Express and local newspapers, community shops are making a comeback in the U.S. When...

Survey: Job Seekers Care More About Paycheck Than Health Care

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - The recent government shutdown inconvenienced many Americans -- from federal workers, to tourists -- but how did it impact those looking for work? The health care debate was among the main catalysts for the shutdown, with both parties claiming to be the voice of the public, but has the voice of the job seeker been drowned out as a...

Don't Let Pests Ruin Your Holiday Cheer

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - The holiday season is one of merriment, decorating, baking seasonal treats and family gatherings. As homeowners begin spreading holiday cheer, the National Pest Management Association encourages them to also be cautious to ensure they aren't also spreading seasonal pests. Whether they are hiding in old boxes of ornaments and...

How to Use Chandeliers In Your Home

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Twenty years ago, a chandelier was a sure thing in two rooms in the home -- the foyer and dining room. Fortunately, today's homeowners and lighting designers have broken those two-room barriers, allowing chandeliers to become statement-making additions to everything from bedrooms to closets. The American Lighting Association offers...

One Woman's Journey With Advanced Breast Cancer

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Michele Vela, 60, of Los Angeles was always diligent about her annual mammograms. Despite this, Michele was diagnosed with advanced (stage IV) breast cancer several years ago. After her diagnosis, Michele retired from her 33-year career as a postal worker and committed herself to fighting the disease. The experience gave her a new...