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In December 2008, a passenger on a Virgin airline flight took a picture of the food that he was served on the flight and wrote a complaint to the founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, bringing a whole new meaning to the tired stand-up comedian topic, “What’s the deal with airline food?”
Local companies are looking for ways to efficiently connect to increasingly fragmented audiences and recapture customers that are being diverted by a host of new competitors. Many of these businesses are diving into digital marketing.
Question: Should I be concerned about the news that Russian hackers have stolen a large number of passwords and if so, what should I be doing?
Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.
Many Republican voters appear to be waiting until the last minute before deciding who to support for governor.
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WASHINGTON • Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.
"My computer is so slow it no longer runs programs, it walks them.” Funny? Sure, but if your computer is slower than molasses, it can be incredibly frustrating trying to get anything done. Many people believe that after a certain number of years, the computer just slows down and there is nothing you can do but replace it. In some cases, replacing an old, out-of-date computer with a newer, more powerful model makes economic sense, but many computers can be cleaned and have their useful life extended for much less than a new computer costs.
Everything’s email these days.
I received a mystery package recently, opened it up, and discovered a popular appetite suppressant inside. Sprinkle this magic powder on your food, the included literature instructed, and allegedly it would cooperate with your sense of smell to curb your cravings. And here it was in my hands — a whole box of the stuff. But I didn’t order it.
Once again, triple-digit temperatures surround us and the hotter we get, the thirstier we feel. “Don’t get dehydrated” is as commonly heard here in Arizona as “it’s a dry heat” so everywhere you go you see people with their water bottles. Which is a good thing, don’t get me wrong. But just like most things that are good for us, did you know that too much water could turn into a bad thing? Over-hydration is as potentially a life-threatening situation as is under-hydration. Now the average Joe or Jane is not risking anything as they down their requisite number of ounces of water during the day. It’s the athletes attempting to maintain their work-out regimens in the heat of the day that are a concern, or workers required to carry out their duties in the heat of the day. Well intentioned as it may be, as these individuals attempt to avoid dehydration, they may in fact end up drinking too much water and slip into over-hydration. Too much water could be considered a poison. No kidding; it does happen.
“He served with honor and distinction.” Those are the exact words that President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on National Television regarding recently released U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
This May 26, 2014 photo shows the Grain Audio Packable Wireless System Bluetooth speaker, in Decatur, Georgia. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
This June 3, 2014 photo shows the Fender Wayne Kramer "Royal Tone" Dreadnought CE acoustic guitar, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
This June 1, 2014 photo shows walnut wood iPhone cases from Portland, Ore.-based Grovemade, in Decatur, Georgia. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
Phoenix is sending out a call for water.
Computer technology has changed the way consumers shop for everything from shoes to homes. Thanks to easy access to online data, 90 percent of homebuyers surveyed by the National Association of Realtors in 2012 said the Internet was their top information source when searching for a home. Further, 62 percent of buyers who participated in the NAR poll reported that virtual tours propelled them to follow up with a personal visit to the homes they viewed online.
Buying or selling a home is an exciting process — a new adventure. But unfortunately in order to start that adventure, we have to deal with the dreaded moving process.
Hansel and Gretel? Check. Jack and the Beanstalk? Check. Red Riding Hood? Check. Wizard of Oz? Check. Cinderella? Check. Snow White? Double-check! Hollywood’s fractured fairytale train keeps on chooglin’ along and the latest story to be remixed is Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty, which is already a mash-up of the original French fable, La Belle au bois dormant, by Charles Perrault, and Little Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm.
Chris Martin’s breakup album deals with love and loss in generalities rather than specifics. But then, not many words rhyme with “Gwyneth.”
On weekdays through May, Mountain Vista Medical Center will offer a $75 breast cancer screening. Mammograms can help detect tumors and increase the chances of a successful fight against breast cancer.
Students and faculty members of St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) filled the school’s multipurpose room Tuesday morning to celebrate a step into the future of teaching and learning during the school’s Tech Day.
There are many factors that affect housing inventory levels and pricing. One factor on the Valley’s real estate market is cash buyers. However, these cash buyers are losing their enthusiasm for the Phoenix area. Cash purchases during the first quarter were about 3,500 for local homes, but plunged 38 percent from the same period last year, according to research by Fletcher Wilcox, vice president of business development for Grand Canyon Title Agency Inc. Those 3,500 cash purchases also made up 28 percent of all Valley home sales during the first quarter. That is significantly down from the 38 percent market share claimed by last year’s cash buyers.
The stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan are being brought back to life through a play showing now at Herberger Theater in Phoenix.
When the Zac Brown Band hits the road, they take their instruments, amps and 54-foot custom food truck called "Cookie."