U.S Home Prices Decline
March 26, 2008
The drop in U.S. home prices accelerated in early 2008 and shows no sign of bottoming. Preowned home prices nationwide fell by a record 11.4 percent in January, according to the monthly S&P/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday. And while Dallas home prices continued to hold up better than those in its peer cities, the closely watched report showed that values here fell by 3.3...
Chiropractors Accused of Multistate Scam
March 25, 2008
As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Allstate Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit Thursday in Dallas against Chiropractic Strategies Group Inc. of Arlington, accusing it of orchestrating a multistate scam involving doctors, lawyers and telemarketers. According to the lawsuit, telemarketers working for Chiropractic Strategies solicited auto accident victims to come in for a free check-up. Doctors would tell the patients they had severe injuries, while...
Home Sales Rise Nationally
March 24, 2008
According to the Houston Chronicle, after falling for six straight months, sales of existing homes posted an unexpected increase in February which may have reflected more aggressive price cutting by sellers in some parts of the country, a real estate trade group reported today. The National Association of Realtors said that sales of existing homes rose by 2.9 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted...
Spitzer Uses Call Girl Service
March 14, 2008
CNN reports that federal agents have determined New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer used a high-priced call-girl ring at least eight times in recent months, and agents had him under surveillance twice this year, sources familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Spitzer announced his resignation Wednesday, two days after reports of his connection to the Emperors Club VIP became public. He has not been charged with...
FDA Issues Alert on Tussionex, a Long-Acting Prescription Cough Medicine
March 12, 2008
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert today on the safe and correct use of Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension in response to numerous reports of adverse events–including death–associated with the misuse and inappropriate use of this potent cough medication. Tussionex is a prescription cough medicine containing hydrocodone, a narcotic ingredient, and the antihistamine chlorpheniramine. The product is approved for use in adults and...
Motorcycle Safe: Driving Tips
February 29, 2008
Learn: More than 90% of riders involved in accidents had no formal training. Take a Motorcycle RiderCourse to develop good basic riding techniques. Get Licensed: Nearly half of all motorcycle riders involved in accidents are unlicensed or improperly licensed. Prepare: Wear appropriate gear for comfort and protection. Be Seen: Stand out. Wear bright clothing and use retroreflective material. Be Awake: Fatigue and drowsiness can impair...