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Valentine’s Day: Desires and warnings

When it comes to Valentine’s Day apparently many Americans have mixed emotions. On the one hand, 48 percent of those surveyed in a recent Harris Poll felt Valentine’s Day is a good time to communicate those special feelings to a significant other. However, about two-thirds of those questioned thought commercialism surrounding the holiday had ruin the romance associated with the day. One must keep in mind, the selling of the holiday would not be worth millions if so many people were not into celebrating it. Now... Read More →

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Consumers cutting back due to high gas prices

Gasoline prices at the pump have come down, but not by much. The average price of a gallon of regular gas nationwide today is $3.82 — a month ago, it was $3.91 , according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.  Locally, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the average for regular is quite a bit higher than the national average, $4.19 — that’s a drop of a few pennies from $4.23 a month ago. Overall, gas prices remain high and apparently that’s putting a financial squeeze... Read More →

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Americans think “The Help” should win Best Picture Oscar

The Best Picture Oscar is the most-coveted prize at this Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards ceremony. The odds-on favorite to win best picture is “The Artist,”  the homage to Hollywood ‘s silent film era. However,  most Americans believe “The Help,” the story of two African-American maids living in Mississippi during the civil rights movement,  should walk away with that honor, according to a survey by The Harris Poll. Last week, 2,239 adults were surveyed online by Harris and 21 per cent said “The Help” should win best picture. “War horse”... Read More →

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