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Hosptials Do A Survey To See How Loud They Are

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Have you ever been admitted to the hospital, and had a hard time sleeping because of noise? Electronic beeping, nurses talking, and ice machines are the loudest culprites. Apparently, the hospital staff knows they're loud. They just did a study to ...

Families Aren't Making As Much As They Were Three Years Ago

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The wealth of American families dived 40-percent in three years. The federal government says it's due to the recession and the housing crisis. In 2007, the average American family's net worth dropped from over 126-thousand dollars, to only ...

P.A. Governor Tom Corbett Having A Rough Time With Popularity

06.11.12 |

Tom Corbett is not Pennsylvania's most popular Governor. 18 months into his term, he's hit a glass ceiling on favorability. He has yet to crack the all-important 50-percent mark in his approval ratings among state voters. He may still be a 2-term ...

Which Airlines Are Most Family-Friendly? We Have A List

06.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Jet Blue and Virgin America have agreed to allow families to sit together on their airplanes at no extra cost. It was all after New York Senator Chuck Schumer held a national press conference about the extra fees, which can be as high as 25-dollars ...

Rural America Can't Afford A Pastor; Churches Are Closing

06.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Time Magazine is reporting a lack of pastors in churches in America's rural communities. Congregations in those areas are shrinking, and thereby becoming too poor to attract young pastors. Less then half the nation's rural churches have a full ...

Gas Prices Drop 25 Cents In A Month In NY, PA Falling Too

06.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York gas prices continue to fall. The average price for a gallon of gas has fallen in Chemung County by 25 cents in just the last month. Officials from the website "GasBuddy.com" say prices could fall to as low as 3-50 a gallon by the end of ...

NY Lawmakers Working On Bill To Counter the James Corasanti Trial

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The doctor was given misdemeanor charges, not a felony, for driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old last July in Amherst. He said he didn't know he'd hit her. Now, Senator Patrick Gallivan is proposing to close a so-called loophole in the current ...

Mortgage Rates Hit 50-Year Low

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

If you're buying a house, there is great news. If you just bought one, don't kick yourself too hard. Mortgage rates sank to another new low today. The average rate on a 30-year loan is now 3.67 percent. 15-year rates are 2.94 percent. It's the ...

Government Testing Out Cars That Can Sense Wrecks

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Cars can now stop accidents. The federal government will run a test with 3-thousand drivers in Michigan this summer to see how new technology works that allows cars to talk to each other within a thousand feet. Then they stop-- if there's going to ...

Wanna Drive 85? Legally? Go To Texas

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Texas Department of Transportation announced this week the speed limit on part of the toll road being built between Austin and San Antonio will be 85-miles an hour. That will not only make it the highest speed limit in the U.S., but the second ...

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