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A Game Plan for Buying the Perfect Holiday Gift

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Okay, here's a quick question for all you holiday shoppers out there: Which do you dread more -- and be honest -- a letter from the IRS or having to choose the "perfect" gift for everyone on your list? Don't be embarrassed if you picked the latter. These days, given all the pressure to out-Santa Santa, Consumer Reports is right when...

It's Not Too Late to Prep Your Home for the Holidays

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - The holiday season is here, and in no time family and friends will descend upon your home for divine meals and holiday cheer. Now isn't the time to panic, there's plenty of time to prep your house (and your family). Integrating a few of the tips below can help relieve some holiday stress and dress up your home. * Buy new towels for...

Lower Your Energy Bills and Live More Comfortably

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Are your home energy bills high? If the answer is yes, consider participating in Home Performance with Energy Star. This national program provides comprehensive home energy assessments, incentives and low-interest loans to help homeowners reduce their energy use and costs. According to the New York State Energy Research and...

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...