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Study: Black Carbon Second Only to CO2 in Warming Planet

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A four-year international study has found the soot produced by diesel engines and wood-burning stoves is the second-greatest human contributor to climate change. That assessment of its effect, by a multinational team of 31 experts, is nearly twice what the United Nations estimated five years ago. Known as black carbon, soot now ranks ahead of […]

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Black Friday Kicks Off US Holiday Shopping

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. holiday shopping season has arrived. Across the country, Americans are swarming retail stores in a yearly frenzy known as “Black Friday.” At malls and stores from Los Angeles to New York, crowds of people stood in lines for hours waiting to get their hands on high-priced items specially discounted for the day. Some […]

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Black Friday Kicks Off US Holiday Shopping

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. holiday shopping season has arrived. Across the country, Americans are swarming retail stores in a yearly event known as “Black Friday.” Black Friday — the day after America’s Thanksgiving holiday — is traditionally the year’s busiest shopping day. It is the time when stores sharply discount high-priced items, including electronics and the latest […]

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Black Friday Kicks Off US Holiday Shopping

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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The day after America’s Thanksgiving holiday has become known as Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. It is the day when U.S. retailers traditionally turn a profit as millions of Americans rush out to stores in search of holiday gifts. The day places retailers in the black, in accounting terms. […]

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Drink Black Tea, Prevent Diabetes?

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Coffee or tea? Tea – especially black tea – might be a better choice. A mathematical analysis found that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is low in countries where people drink a lot of black tea. The disease — a chronic, life-threatening condition that reduces the body’s ability to turn sugar, or glucose, into […]

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U.S. Post-Thanksgiving Shoppers Break Records

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. consumers spent their way to a new record in the days following the Thanksgiving holiday, giving retailers hope for better profits in a year of mostly gloomy economic news. A retail federation survey Sunday said some 226 million people shopped in stores and on the internet, spending more than $52 billion, 16 percent more […]

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Violence Mars ‘Black Friday’ Shopping Spree

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence has marred the annual “Black Friday” crush of bargain hunting that traditionally kicks off the U.S. holiday shopping season following the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Authorities say a woman at a Wal-Mart store in Los Angeles, California pepper-sprayed other shoppers in order to gain an edge on customers seeking to purchase Xbox video game consoles […]

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Violence Mars US ‘Black Friday’ Shopping

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. holiday shopping season has officially begun, with shoppers crowding stores for post-Thanksgiving sales in a yearly event nicknamed “Black Friday.” The competition for the best deals took a violent turn Thursday night, when officials say a woman at a Walmart in Los Angeles used pepper spray to gain an advantage, injuring about 20 […]

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Shoppers Crowd Stores on ‘Black Friday’

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. holiday shopping season has officially begun, with shoppers crowding stores for post-Thanksgiving sales in a yearly event nicknamed “Black Friday.” The competition for the best deals took an aggressive turn Thursday night, when a woman at a Walmart in Los Angeles used pepper spray on other customers to gain an advantage. Black Friday […]

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Shoppers Welcome Early Start to “Black Friday”

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Shoppers in the United States gathered outside large retail stores late Thursday for post-Thanksgiving sales that kick off the holiday shopping season, in an event nicknamed “Black Friday” for retailers’ high expectations for profits. Black Friday — named so because profits were once recorded in account books in black ink, while losses were recorded in […]

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