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Small Entertainment Firm Strives to Be the Next Mouse That Roared

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Faced with critics who thought he was crazy, Walt Disney mortgaged his house and sold a one-third stake to the ABC TV network to raise the $17 million he needed to build Disneyland. Today, Disney is a Dow Component. Now, a small entertainment company wants to use the same model. The Independent Film Development Corporation (OTCBB:...

Spice Up Your Wardrobe for Holiday Festivities

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Sure, the little black dress is a staple of holiday parties this time of year. It can be dressed up or down, and it is the epitome of understated elegance. But it's not the only option for fashionable women. "This is the time of year that women can put some fun in their wardrobe," says Elliot Staples, whose fashion designs are...

Clues in the Attic: The Secrets to Winter Roof Maintenance

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - It's a routine homeowners know they're supposed to perform twice a year. But when one of those times for checking the health of their roof happens to coincide with the start of sharply colder weather -- if not worse surprises from Mother Nature -- well, who wants to be outside climbing a ladder for a bird's-eye view? Turns out that...

Buying Appliances? Think Beyond Purchase Price

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - If you're looking to get the best deal on your appliance purchases, you're not alone. According to research by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), 81 percent of consumers polled say that price is the most important factor in deciding which appliance to buy. Yet, less than half say they considered...