Don McCrary

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Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …

PBR Enters Oversold Territory

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

Tales from a Border Patrol agent: On seeing my first body

In the second week of August, 2010, I saw my first dead body in the desert. For nearly two years I’d carried a small tin of Vick’s VapoRub with me …

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Local Experts from 13 California Destinations Reveal Secrets They'd Rather Keep Secret

By Suzanne Russo, offMetro SF<p>They are purveyors of place, touting their own hometowns to tourists, meeting planners, and writers. By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board …

id America TouchTone Portable Speaker: Keep the Party Going at the Ho(s)tel - Vagabondish

The portable speaker market has literally (ok, not <i>literally</i>) exploded in the past year. Now, audio/mobile accessory manufacturer id America is …

Who Has The Right To Know Where Your Phone Has Been?

You probably know, or should know, that your cellphone is tracking your location everywhere you go. But whether law enforcement officials should have access to that data is at the center of a constitutional debate.<p>Matt Blaze, a professor of computer and information science at the University of …

Vettel becomes one of the greats

Germany's Sebastian Vettel roared into the record books as Formula One's youngest four-times world champion after winning the Indian Grand Prix for the third year in a row.<p>The 26-year-old's Red Bull team also took the constructors' world championship for the fourth successive year.<p>"You've done it …

Mumbai's rail commuters pay a high human price for public transport

Trains in India's megalopolis run on time but as passenger numbers rise, so do fatal accidents<p>At the height of the Mumbai rush hour getting on to a train is like trying to find somewhere to sit in a rugby scrum. On the platforms anyone wearing spectacles carefully puts them away. Travellers take a …

Amazon earnings: Jeff Bezos is like King Midas in reverse. (CHART)

It’s become a quarterly ritual: Amazon reports that it’s losing money, and its investors cheer and hand over more. Pundits shake their heads in …

Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory

There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems.<p>For instance, earlier this year, a study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes.<p>So the question is, …

Brazil bus fare protests turn violent

Demonstrators protesting against São Paulo bus fares vandalised turnstiles and ATMs and set buses on fire at the city's main station, after a peaceful protest turned violent.<p>The protests, organised by the group Movimento Passe Livre (Free Pass Movement) gathered outside the city's municipal theatre …

Brazilian banks: getting attractive again

Print this page<p>Given all the concern over government intervention in Brazil’s economy recently, the following piece of news came as a pleasant …

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Apple Set To Disrupt Tech, But Not In A Good Way

The technology sector has been a standout so far this earnings season but if Apple fails to exceed muted expectations Monday the group may have to settle for second place.<p>Factset senior earnings analyst John Butters projects Apple to be the biggest drag on the sector, which is expected to grow …

Trainees are charged hefty fees to work for Ryanair

Cabin crew speak out over course costs as airline chief Michael O'Leary vows to rein in its 'macho' image<p>They are promised an exciting career and the chance to see "the world's top sights", but some who pay the best part of £2,000 for training courses to join a company that supplies Ryanair with …

Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

WASHINGTON -- As they seek to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, House Democrats joined a group of Walmart employees on Capitol Hill Wednesday to criticize the world's largest retailer over its pay and scheduling practices, arguing that its low wages steer workers toward …

Horizon's Android Browser Extension Service Now International

There’s good news for Android device owners who like to personalize their Internet experience after Skyfire, the company bought by Opera for $155 million, released an international version of its Horizon mobile browser extension.<p>Horizon is a toolbar which can be added to Android mobile browsers to …

Elizabeth Smart Says Kidnapper Was A 'Master At Manipulation'

Elizabeth Smart has the kind of fame no one would want: In the summer of 2002, at the age of 14, she became one of the nation's most famous kidnap victims when she was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, where she lived with her devout Mormon family.<p>Her kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, saw …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Investing

You’ve probably heard of the seven deadly sins. In traditional moral teachings, these transgressions -- wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and …

Markets rebound amid budget talks

The stock market rose steadily throughout Monday as investors seized on the building optimism that a deal can be struck to end the current impasse in Washington over raising the debt ceiling and ending the government shutdown.<p>At Monday’s closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up nearly …