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Vapor Cigarettes Light Up Investors

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - The cigarette business is changing. While still profitable, the billion-dollar industry has, for the first time in its history, some interesting competition for its marketshare. Vapor cigarettes. Companies like Icon Vapor (OTCPK: ICNV) are turning traditional tobacco smokers into vapor cigarette smokers and, according to financial...

Which Upgrades Are Worth It to Help You Sell Your House?

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Is it finally time to sell your house? That's the question on homeowners' minds as house prices just posted their largest annual gain since 2005 -- congrats to those no longer "underwater" on their mortgages -- even as interest rates remain tantalizingly low. But here's the catch: Those same higher prices can make buyers as choosy...

New Hope for the Medically Disabled

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Among the marvels of modern medicine are neural prosthetics, tiny bioengineered devices that surgeons implant in brain tissue to compensate for a variety of disabilities to the human nervous system. Physicians already have had much success with cochlear implants for the hearing impaired, with future research programs aimed at...

Easy Steps for a Pest-Free Home

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - While pouring a bowl of cereal, you spot something moving on the kitchen counter. It's an ant. But this one ant is just an annoyance, right? It can be scooped up and put in the trash. And the situation is over, until you begin to wonder how it got on the counter, and if it has a nest in your home and if that one ant left a trail that...

Vapor Cigarettes Look 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...