The Medicinal Value of Peppers

The Medicinal Value of Peppers






The Medicinal Value of Peppers Bell peppers and chili peppers are common staples that add flavor and color to our meals, and they are easy to grow in a home garden. The heat of peppers is measured in Scoville heat units. A green pepper scores a Zero on the scale, jalapeño peppers earn around 2,500 […]






Median US Household Wealth Has Declined by 40% since 2007-2008

Median US Household Wealth Has Declined by 40% since 2007-2008






Median US Household Wealth has Declined by 40% since 2007-2008 Nominal US household wealth it has been declared is at an all-time high. But Marc Faber says that’s mostly an illusion. Mr. Faber, the author of The Gloom & Doom Report, looked at the relationship between asset prices and US household wealth, and the effect […]






US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive






US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US homebuilders are a bit less optimistic about their sales prospects, as their overall outlook still remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That’s down 3 points from 71 in March, […]






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, signalling developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3-M, the US Commerce […]






US Home Mortgage Refinancing Activity Hits 2.5-Month High

US Home Mortgage Refinancing Activity Hits 2.5-Month High






US Home Mortgage Refinancing Activity Hits 2.5-Month High US application activity to refinance a mortgage climbed to its highest level since mid-December as 30-year home borrowing costs declined to their lowest in 6 weeks, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed. The Washington-based industry group said its seasonally adjusted measure of loan applications for […]






US Home Prices Up in December, Fastest Pace in a Year

US Home Prices Up in December, Fastest Pace in a Year






US Home Prices Up in December, Fastest Pace in a Year US home prices rose in December, this as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited supply of property. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6%, the most since January 2016. The price gainer reflects the […]






Paul Ryan Cooks at Home, His Recipe for Venison Meatloaf

Paul Ryan Cooks at Home, His Recipe for Venison Meatloaf






Paul Ryan Cooks at Home, His Recipe for Venison Meatloaf Cooking brings people together, even some Republicans and Democrats Paul Ryan and many, more of us have a “love” for Meatloaf, the classic American dish, as captured in a new book, A Meatloaf in Every Oven, by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer. President Trump weighs in too, with his […]






St. Louis’ Panera Bread (NASDA:PNRA) Removes Artificial Ingredients from Menu

St. Louis’ Panera Bread (NASDA:PNRA) Removes Artificial Ingredients from Menu






St. Louis’ Panera Bread (NASDA:PNRA) Removes Artificial Ingredients from Menu $PNRA Friday, Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ:PNRA) said it had removed artificial ingredients from its food menu and Panera at Home products in the United States. The company said in August that by the year end it would remove artificial flavors and colors, preservatives and sweeteners […]






Restaurants in US Becoming Dog Friendly

Restaurants in US Becoming Dog Friendly






Restaurants in US Becoming Dog Friendly, But… Most Americans do not want dogs in restaurants, bars, grocery stores and coffee shops If you’re thinking that Sweden’s laissez-faire attitude about dogs in restaurants sounds delightfully refreshing, you are holding an unpopular opinion, even in a dog-loving nation like the USA According to YouGov, an international market […]






US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume






US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New-home construction in the US fell more than forecast in November after surging a month earlier to a 9-year high, indicating fitful progress in residential real estate. Residential starts slumped 18.7% to a 1.09-M annualized rate last month after rising […]






The Recovery in Home Prices Bolsters Americans’ Household Wealth

The Recovery in Home Prices Bolsters Americans’ Household Wealth






The Recovery in Home Prices Bolsters Americans’ Household Wealth US home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to the data The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index , released Tuesday, is just a bit above the peak it set in July 2006, […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $V, $AAPL, $CAT, $BA, $KO, $XOM This week Q-3 earnings season hits full stride, with 178 members of the S&P 500 reporting to Wall Street. Included in this group are 12 DJIA componenets: Monday: Visa (NYSE:V) Tuesday: 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), DuPont De Nemours (NYSE:DD), Merck […]






Work From Home, Make a Good Living Trading

Work From Home, Make a Good Living Trading






Work From Home, Make a Good Living Trading Turn to Wall Street for a simplified life If you have spent any amount of time on social media you will see retail (civilian) stock traders extolling the life style of traveling around the world, staying at the nicest hotels and driving the supercars. I write about […]






Indoor Air Pollution Impacts Our Health

Indoor Air Pollution Impacts Our Health






Indoor Air Pollution Impacts Our Health Indoor air pollution can result in both short-term and long-term effects on your health. Children are especially vulnerable to chemicals and pollutants, both in their home and their school. Stay watchful for symptoms of air pollution in your children and get involved in your school district to improve the […]






Cultured Vegetables, The Ultimate Superfood

Cultured Vegetables, The Ultimate Superfood






Cultured Vegetables, The Ultimate Superfood Eating cultured vegetables has increased in popularity among hipsters, millennials and baby boomers. Reports are that miso, sauerkraut (my favorite), pickles and kimchi, all bottled up and ready to go, have been flying off supermarket shelves as peoples’ understanding of the importance of gut health has become more widespread. Supplements, […]






Curtis Stone’s ‘Gwen’ Butcher Shop Features the Best Meat in North America

Curtis Stone’s ‘Gwen’ Butcher Shop Features the Best Meat in North America






Curtis Stone’s ‘Gwen’ Butcher Shop Features the Best Meat in North America Australia’s Blackmore Wagyu Beef  is now available at Chef Curtis Stone’s Los Angeles butcher shop, price $180 lb making itpossible to have the world’s best Steak at home if you live in Los Angeles. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his brother, Luke, have opened […]






Key Economic Data Does Not Reflect Pending ‘Disaster’

Key Economic Data Does Not Reflect Pending ‘Disaster’






Key Economic Data Does Not Reflect Pending ‘Disaster’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX July New Home Sales and August Philadelphia Fed NonManufacturing Survey Home Sales: +12.4%/ Philly Fed: -4 points; Orders: -14.9 points The Big Q: With housing and hiring looking really good, where is the economic disaster we keep hearing about? The notion that the […]






Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself

Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself






Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Industrial farming uses a large amount of pesticides, 86% of Corn and 96% of Soybean grown in the US are also engineered to produce their own pesticide within the plants themselves. Over 122-M pounds of glyphosate was sprayed over Soybeans planted in […]






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price

David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price Local Las Vegas news sources reported that David Copperfield just closed on a luxury home in the Las Vegas Valley for the stunning price of $17.55-M the highest price ever paid for a Las Vegas residence on record. The 4-story home hadn’t been publicly listed. […]






Imax Home Premier (NYSE:IMAX), the $10-K Secure Set-Top Box

Imax Home Premier (NYSE:IMAX), the $10-K Secure Set-Top Box






Imax Home Premier (NYSE:IMAX), the $10-K Secure Set-Top Box $IMAX Imax Private Theatre is being marketed to the growing number of high-net-worth individuals in China and the Middle East.  Viewers get the highest-quality cinematic experience available, and they will also be able to watch new releases just as they open in theaters, this is a radical development for Hollywood. Imax […]






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions

FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions If you are among the many Staten Islanders (NYC) who have questions about your home’s flood insurance policy, you can get those questions answered at a forum of experts on Thursday, 30 June Rep. Daniel Donovan is hosting the event in conjunction with Council Minority Leader […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $NKE, $GIS, $CAG, $MU Earnings results from Q-2’s early reporters will be released to Wall Street this week with 10 members of the S&P 500 on tap. They are NIKE (NYSE:NKE)Tuesday, Acuity Brands (NYSE AYI), General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Monsanto (NYSE:MON) Wednesday; and ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), Darden […]






2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide

2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide






2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide Summer has some Pitfalls to avoid: Wildfire, High Temperatures, Hot Cars, and Drowning Many Californians and residents of the Pacific Southwest look forward to Summer all year, what with the long days, calmer schedules with school out plus endless Sunshine. But all trips to the beach, mountains, hiking and swimming […]






The Common Exclusions in Homeowner’s Insurance

The Common Exclusions in Homeowner’s Insurance






The Common Exclusions in Homeowner’s Insurance American homeowners are often surprised to learn that earthquakes, flooding, and a sump pump malfunction are not covered by their homeowner insurance policy. Earthquakes, unexpected deductibles, and flooding are just a few of the costs your homeowners policy may not cover. But if you are like most Americans, you […]






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They

Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They With house prices up by double digits in Canada’s Toronto and Vancouver areas, offshore buyers, mainly from China, have fueled public concerns over whether they are inching the Canadians’ home-ownership dream further out of reach. These concerns have been dismissed by local economists, who say […]






The New Looking Glass: Naked 3-D Fitness Mirror

The New Looking Glass: Naked 3-D Fitness Mirror






The New Looking Glass: Naked 3-D Fitness Mirror You look into the mirror, and you reflection looks back at you, as you checking if your outfit is precisely in place and your hair is lovely before you step outside. The mirrors we most often know do not usually fulfill any significant purpose other than being […]






Bottega Veneta Home Collection Debuted in Milan

Bottega Veneta Home Collection Debuted in Milan






Bottega Veneta Home Collection Debuts in Milan The new Bottega Veneta Home Collection was unveiled in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. last weekend. Salone del Mobile the largest furniture fair in the world. The collection amalgamates texture, functionality and design to reveal sophistication and fine art in its highest order. Timeless is this new […]






NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May






NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May New York State (NYS) and Local Emergency Personnel Actively Engaged in Fighting a Brush Fire in Sam’s Point Preserve That Has Consumed Nearly 300 Acres Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed additional state emergency personnel to the wildfire at Sam’s Point Preserve near Ellenville in […]






US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens






US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New US single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in March, the decline was concentrated in the West region, suggesting that the housing market is weakening. The US Commerce Department said Monday new home sales decreased 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000 […]