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CDC issues guidelines to prevent spread of Zika virus through sexual contact
- February 06, 2016

Gadelha suggested pregnant women avoid kissing people other than a regular partner or sharing cutlery, glasses and plates with people who have symptoms of the virus. It said pregnant women in affected countries must also have access to counselling and technology to make informed choices, including whether to abort foetuses with microcephaly . (more...)
National Football League picks against the spread: Bet on Denver in the Super Bowl
- February 06, 2016

Check out which team your favorite artist chose in the gallery above and enjoy Super Bowl 50 this Sunday (Feb. 7). It's Superman against the greatest defense in Broncos history. Quinn also directed that Seattle defense in a handling of Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, followed up this year by Quinn as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons becoming the only team to defeat Carolina this season . (more...)
Who Are Four Staters Rooting to Win Super Bowl 50?
- February 06, 2016

It's been three years since the Super Bowl was on the line and the 49ers elected to eschew their Frank Gore-led running game, instead unsuccessfully attempting three pass near the goal line. I am rooting for the Panthers to win but overall I'm just a football fan rooting for a good game! I know, Carolina is the better team. When I look at the matchups, I see Cam Newton being able to do more against the Broncos' defense than Peyton Manning can against the Panthers' defense. (more...)
Active Zika virus 'found in urine and saliva'
- February 06, 2016

They also add men and non-pregnant women to the list of those who should consider their sexual risk from the virus , calling it a "complex and personal decision". The new guidelines recommend that pregnant women with Zika-like symptoms who have traveled to the affected region should get tested for exposure. (more...)
United States advises abstinence, condom use to prevent Zika spread United States advises abstinence, condom use to prevent Zika spread
- February 06, 2016

Last week, the World Health Organization rightly declared the virus to be a public health emergency based on its explosive spread through Central and South America. There's no treatment or vaccine for Zika virus. To date, the mosquito-borne virus has spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas. The CDC earlier recommended that pregnant women who live in areas where Zika is circulating should strictly avoid mosquito bites. (more...)
US Added 151000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Dropped To 4.9 Percent US Added 151000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Dropped To 4.9 Percent
- February 06, 2016

Over the past year, the labor force participation rate of 25-54 year-olds increased 0.5 percentage points, with all of the increase occurring in the past three months. Hourly earnings rose more than estimated after climbing in the year to December by the most since July 2009. Native and foreign-born people in the US have gained about the same number of jobs since President Obama took office. (more...)
US added just 151k jobs in Jan.; unemployment at 4.9 pct US added just 151k jobs in Jan.; unemployment at 4.9 pct
- February 06, 2016

But that report was undermined by weak wage growth data, a longstanding problem that has not gone away despite the relatively large numbers of jobs created each month and a headline unemployment rate now positioned at a seven and a half year low. (more...)
Honda issues recall for 2.23 million vehicles to replace airbag inflators
- February 06, 2016

Honda and Takata have been aware of the defect since at least 2004, when an air bag ruptured in a 2002 Honda Accord. About 341,000 Honda Accords in the USA are recalled because of airbags manufactured by Continental Automotive Systems. Nine of those deaths were in Honda vehicles. Nor has it identified all the automakers using the defective airbags, although the filing discloses that Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Chrysler have experienced problems. (more...)
Carmakers to recall five million vehicles Carmakers to recall five million vehicles
- February 06, 2016

The electronic systems may fail and airbags may not deploy in the event of a crash or may inadvertently deploy without warning, the Continental AG division told the U.S. Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. (more...)
Honda's Latest Air Bag Recall to Total 5.7 Million Cars Honda's Latest Air Bag Recall to Total 5.7 Million Cars
- February 06, 2016

On Thursday, Fiat Chrysler said it was recalling 112,000 vehicles for the same issue, including the 2009 Dodge Journey, 2008-2009 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country and 2009 Volkswagen Routan that it had assembled for the German automaker. (more...)
Continental recalls 5 mln vehicles for potentially defective air bags
- February 05, 2016

Honda has ordered dealerships in the U.S.to halt sales of the 2007-2011 CR-V crossover, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2011-2015 CR-Z coupe, 2009-2013 Fit, 2007-2014 Ridgeline and 2010-2014 Insight hybrid, Automotive News reports. Although the company hasn't received any reports of airbag ruptures associated with that particular inflator, clearly, Honda isn't taking chances. (more...)
Honda Accord Recalled After Airbag Defects Cause Injuries
- February 05, 2016

Affected Acura models include the 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2009-2014 TL and 2010-2013 ZDX. This is the latest massive USA recall related to air bag problems. At least 11 people have died worldwide from the problem, and 139 have been injured. Nine deaths in Honda vehicles and over 100 injuries have been linked to the airbags. (more...)
Honda to Expand Recall of Vehicles with Defective Takata Air Bags
- February 05, 2016

The defective air bags, which can burst open when they deploy and send shards of debris throughout the vehicle, have been linked to about 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries. The modules were produced by German supplier Continental, and as with the Takata airbag inflators, the control unit was provided to a number of different automakers. (more...)
Police To Super Bowl Revelers: Designate Sober Driver Now Police To Super Bowl Revelers: Designate Sober Driver Now
- February 05, 2016

Police say people should plan before attending a Super Bowl party how they will get home. If you see a vehicle traveling erratically and suspect the driver may be impaired, call 911 (as soon as you can make the call safely). Remember; it's a choice. "Not only does an impaired driver put lives at risk on our highways, but also runs the very likely risk of getting arrested for DUI", said Colonel W. (more...)
Alphabet becomes world's most valuable company
- February 05, 2016

The results are a new way for Alphabet to disseminate their earnings report , with Alphabet the main focus, though with Google's earnings still clear to see. The figures reveal that Alphabet has invested more money on moonshot projects such as driverless cars, when compared to the earlier year. Porat said mobile search was the fastest-growing source of income for Google last quarter. (more...)
Hackers attack 20 mln accounts on Alibaba's Taobao shopping site Hackers attack 20 mln accounts on Alibaba's Taobao shopping site
- February 05, 2016

A spokesman for the company said the attack was detected "in the first instance", allowing it to alert users to change their passwords. The method? Hackers ingeniously ran identical username-password combos they already collected from other sites into Taobao - known as brute-force hacking - in hopes of successfully preying on consumers who may have replicated their login details across various platforms. (more...)
Bargain 25p EasyFoodstore shuts down after stocks run out Bargain 25p EasyFoodstore shuts down after stocks run out
- February 05, 2016

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's budget food store has been forced to close temporarily after less than two days as it has run out of stock. The idea was to take on the bargain supermarkets Lidl and Aldi and everything in store was priced at 25p. The shop follows Sir Stelios' failed attempts to open a similar business in Croydon. (more...)
Mortgage Applications Drop 2.6% as Rates Also Slide Mortgage Applications Drop 2.6% as Rates Also Slide
- February 05, 2016

BOTTOM LINE: Assuming a borrower gets the average 30-year fixed rate on a conforming $417,000 loan, last year's rate of 3.59 percent and payment of $1,894 is $30 less than this week's payment of $1,924. "Market volatility - and the associated flight to quality - continued unabated this week", said Sean Becketti, chief economist at Freddie Mac , noting that Treasury yields fell 15 basis points to reach early-2015 lows . (more...)
Oil prices extend gains on dollar-slide, talk of oil producer meeting Oil prices extend gains on dollar-slide, talk of oil producer meeting
- February 04, 2016

Both continued to hold out the possibility of joint consultations between OPEC and non-OPEC countries in the near future, the Energy Ministry said. After a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, del Pino said that Russian Federation also support an urgent meeting between OPEC members to cut production level to push the prices up. (more...)
The CDC Can't Figure Out What Caused Chipotle's E. Coli Outbreaks The CDC Can't Figure Out What Caused Chipotle's E. Coli Outbreaks
- February 04, 2016

While the outbreak came from "a common meal item or ingredient" served in Chipotle, its exact source remains unknown, according to the CDC . Illnesses linked to Chipotle food have also been reported in the Pacific Northwest and across the Northeast, including in Maryland, New York and New Jersey. (more...)

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