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Archive for November 2012

Floyd E. Miller Presents: Weekly Economic Update for October 22, 2012

HOME SALES DECLINE, BUT HOUSING STARTS RISE 15%The National Association of Realtors recorded a 1.7% decrease in existing home sales in September. Reduced inventory might have played a role. The amount of homes on the market fell to a 5.9-month supply, a low unseen since March 2006. The median home price was $183,900 in September,…

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Just A Pinch Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Rules inFall-Flavored Soup Cookingwith pumpkin is intimidating no more! Its hard exterior and bright orange fleshdoesn’t immediately scream “yum,” but once roasted, a deep, caramelized flavor develops. Homecook Crystal Rogers has been making this delicious pumpkin soup for years. Thefresh thyme, grated nutmeg and sweet onions magically meld with the pumpkinflavor. A dollop…

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Creative Ways to Add Storage to Your Home

Between books, toys and years of accumulated “stuff,” a home can feel cluttered.  And most families quickly run out of available storage space. However, with a few smart tweaks, you can create new storage solutions for much-needed space, and dramatically alter the feel, flow and look of your home. “There are a number of simple,…

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Keep Your Home Safe from Allergens this Season

The weather may be getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean people who are impacted by allergens are in the clear. From dust and dander to seasonal pollen, millions of people will sneeze, wheeze and cough their way through the months ahead. The experts at Sun Products, makers of Snuggle, all and Wisk laundry products, offer…

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Too Much Time Indoors Is Bad For Kids’ Health

Not all American children get regular doses of fresh air. A 2012 report published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that only about half of U.S. preschoolers are taken outside to walk or play daily. And older kids aren’t faring much better, say experts. Too much time inside contributes to obesity, attention…

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From Flu to Whooping Cough: Adults Need Vaccines Too

While most people are aware of the need to vaccinate children, immunizations for adults are just as important. But unfortunately, adult immunization rates are well below government goals. According to the American College of Physicians, 40,000 to 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases each year in the U.S. Knowing what vaccines to get and…

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Tips for Buying and Maintaining a Fuel Efficient Vehicle

Driving is getting more expensive. According to a recent study by AAA, the cost of owning and operating a car rose nearly 2 percent on average over the past year. That’s why so many consumers who are in the market for a new vehicle are putting a premium on fuel efficiency. “Whether you’re looking to…

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Movie and TV Reviews

Alex Cross I am a huge Tyler Perry fan, I grew up withhim. I think many people see Tyler as a new sensation but I, as a 22 year old,have known about him since 7th grade. I use to watch his plays when a smallaudience, mainly African-American and Christian, use to follow him before hisfirst…

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Backporch Productions Announces New Permanent Location and Lineup for Outlaws & Legends Music Festival

Mark Powell, owner of BackporchProductions, announced Tuesday, October 23, 2012 the opening of “The Back Porchof Texas” as a significant venue addition to the Abilene community. The BackPorch of Texas, located off of I-20 and Hwy 277, will function not only as thepermanent site for Outlaws & Legends, but also be available for privatefunctions, weddings…

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