National budget 5.4.12

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Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget


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*NOTE: This is May's syndicated Local Loop callout


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The Street

SUMMER TRAVEL: 10 essentials for survival -- If vacationers are already going to pay more for summer travel, they may as well pay to make it better. By Jason Notte, The Street

EMPLOYMENT: How hiring … ninjas? -- There are many ways for a company to position itself as innovative, but now even job titles are in play. By Elizabeth Blackwell, The Street

WALL STREET: 5 dumbest things on Wall Street this week -- Mason's Maturity; Houston's Problem; Einhorn's Interrogation; Rupert Gets Rocked; Aubrey's Apology. By Gregg Greenberg, The Street

LINKEDIN: Shares jump as revenue soars -- Shares of LinkedIn are rising in after-hours after better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street

FACEBOOK IPO: Price range reportedly set -- The social networking giant is expected to offer stock in the "high-$20s to mid-$30s per share" range, according to a Wall Street Journal report. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street

APPLE: Is Apple extinguishing the Kindle Fire? -- Research firm IDC estimates the Kindle Fire's market share fell dramatically in the first quarter. What does this mean going forward? By Chris Ciaccia, The Street

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HEALTH WATCH: Kids' shoes -- Shoes that do not fit properly can be uncomfortable and unhealthy. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these guidelines to help parents find shoes that fit properly. GHNS

EYE VISION MONTH: Allison B. Hudson: May is Healthy Vision Month -- The purpose of Healthy Vision Month is to educate and, hopefully, inspire those millions of people who are living with undetected vision problems and eye conditions to become more familiar with their vision. Donaldsonville Chief (La.)

TOE FUNGUS: Dr. John Sigle: Breakthrough treatment for toenail fungus -- Over 25 million Americans struggle with toenail fungus, but now there is a new breakthrough treatment that is clearedby the FDA to end this condition. Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)

BARRY WOOD: Misdirection, misplacement, more misses -- “Pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. Friday, officials said the man had been killed at least 12 hours before.” That sentence says that the officials had been pronounced dead — and yet they were talking! What kind of gothic tale is this? Rockford Register Star (Ill.)

JUDI LEAMING: Vidalia season brings Sweet Onion Casserole -- We’re coming into Vidalia (or sweet onion) season, and I feel sure you’ll like Sweet Onion Casserole as much as we did. This comes from the recently published Gooseberry “Simple Shortcuts” cookbook. Dover Post (De.)

LOOKING UP: There was a time when a full moon mattered - Full moon occurs Saturday. We tend to take it for granted these days, but who among us isn’t pleased to see the moon big and bright? We only get to see the full moon every 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, although for a couple nights before and after it looks nearly full. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Author Brigid Kemmerer - Brigid Kemmerer is making her debut on the young adult (YA) book scene with a four-part paranormal series titled “The Elemental Series.” The first novel “Storm” revolves around 16-year-old Chris, one of four brothers each gifted, or cursed depending on whose perspective we’re viewing, with subtle power of an element. Chris’s power is over water. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.

MARIGOLD HOTEL REVIEW: Movie review: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' well worth a trip to the movie house - “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is a predictable, sugary-sweet confection that thrives on the liver-spotted backs of its sterling silver-haired actors. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

* Facebook idea: Link to this review and ask fans if they plan to see the movie or to give a review if they’ve seen it.

MOVIE MAN: Fast-taking reporters and slow-witted cops -- The focus falls on a couple of oldies but goodies this week: a TV show from the early 1960s and a movie from way back in the early 1930s. Will Pfeifer/ Rockford Register Star (Ill.)

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GRANLUND CARTOON: China dissident and US -- Dave Granlund on Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. GHNS

EDITORIAL: Blinker report signals need for change - Whether it’s because one hand is holding a cellphone or simply because our sense of common courtesy is on the blink, few of us are using our turn signals. And it’s causing twice as many accidents than distracted driving. By The Patriot Ledger.

* Poll idea: Ask readers if they use their blinkers every time they turn.

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Hoping to regain their fighting spirit, Democrats hire Sylvester Stallone to toughen them up - Convinced they have a story to tell and lack only the guts to tell it, the Democratic Party has hired Sylvester Stallone to add toughness and grit to its leaders. “By November, we expect to win the Senate, the House, and the White House and to get bloody while we do it,” said an animated Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader and a former amateur boxer himself. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.

BENJAMIN WACHS: What's the business of today's America? - We think of big businesses as job creators, and for a long time in America they were. But times have changed, and so have they. In the 21st century, this is what they do: Big Business subverts democracy and destroys healthy companies because that’s where the money is. By Benjamin Wachs, Messenger Post, NY.

JARED OLAR: Is this really who we want in charge? - For your consideration, I present Exhibit A: During an April 26 hearing, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about her department’s infamous mandate that would force virtually all health insurance plans to include free coverage of contraceptives, abortion-caused drugs and sterilizations regardless of religious or moral objections. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.

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ERIC P BLOOM: The power of ethics - Yes, we all know that we should all do the right thing because it's right. But let's get down to business. As managers, there is real professional power and payback in taking the high road. If people respect you, trust you and believe in you, then they will, in most cases, help do your bidding. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.

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