SCOTCH PLAINS – Flu season is no joke. The muscle aches, fever, chills and fatigue that accompany the virus affect five to 20 percent of the U.S. population each year and hospitalize hundreds of thousands, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the story with Echinacea? Many herb teas contain it, and many people swear by it as a cold remedy. But I’ve also seen headlines saying that the herb has no medicinal value whatsoever. Can you set the record straight? — Arlene Hixson, Portland, ME
TRENTON – A bipartisan bill sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) which creates the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs in New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Christie.
SOMERVILLE – Somerset County authorities announced the arrest of a 22-year-old Roselle man who is charged with aggravated assault in a stabbing attack that took place at the Staybridge Hotel in the Somerset section of Franklin Township that left one man dead and another man injured. Police are still searching for a second suspect who they believe is responsible for the killing.
LINDEN — The Linden Police Department took part in a year-end “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown, and arrested 15 drivers for driving while intoxicated. The initiative began on Dec. 5, 2011 and ran until Jan. 2, 2012.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate, at 8.5 percent, continued to trend down, according to data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. Job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, retail trade, manufacturing, health care, and mining.
For General Electric Co., hawking subprime mortgages was a long way from making light bulbs and jet engines.
Sheila Timmons, a single mother of two from a West Virginia coal town, is fighting a legal battle against General Electric Co., one of America’s most powerful corporations.
The newly appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pledged Thursday to keep a close eye on so-called “non-bank” lenders, a supervisory role the agency was denied as it awaited the appointment of a full-time boss.
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