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Why Product Standards?

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Imagine traveling cross-country and having to change trains at each state line because of varying railroad track gauges. Or imagine owning a car for which replacement parts, like tires and oil filters, can be obtained only at a dealer 50 miles away in the next town. Would any consumer buy an electrical appliance without visible...

What's Eating Away at Your Biggest Investment?

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - They are called "silent destroyers." Able to chomp away undetected at the flooring, walls and even wallpaper of a home, termites cost U.S. homeowners approximately $5 billion in property damage each year, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). This damage is not usually covered by traditional homeowners'...

Vapor Cigarettes Seek to Take Bite out of Big Tobacco

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - For decades, tobacco companies have signified big business. Now, however, with the continuing decline in U.S. sales, the once booming industry has been working to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by relying on its global reach into Asia and other continents. Yet, despite the stronger push in Asian markets, obstacles...

Insulated Siding Can Keep Your Heat Where It Belongs -- Inside!

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - If you were hit by the "polar vortex" that brought subzero temperatures to more than half of the continental U.S., it was a good reminder that the best way to stay warm was to dress in layers. The same is true for houses. Today's homeowners looking for ways to improve their home's energy performance are increasingly choosing...

5 Healthy Foods You Might Not Be Eating ? but Should

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Many of us are looking for fresh ways to lead healthier lifestyles and eat nutritiously, without having to sacrifice flavor. You may already be eating fruits and veggies, like broccoli and bananas, but here are five nutritional superstars you should be piling on your plate if you aren't already: 1. Lentils. Lentils may look like the...