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Black America's buying power estimated to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015

24 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - A stroll through the exhibit hall at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference September 20-22, offered a glimpse into the enormous attractiveness of Black America’s buying power.

Kia Motors was there with new cars, and exhibitors had everything from fur vests for women to custom made shirts for men. A pretty penny could get you custom art work, jeweled cufflinks, designer suits, handbags to die for and the perfect accessories.

Kruger Motorcycles of Belgium

24 Apr 2014

We must be due for a new release soon from acclaimed custom builder Krugger Motorcycles of Belgium. The workshop is a ten-minute ride from the legendary Spa race track, and our all-time favorite model is the Half Day from June 2008. Designed for the 50th anniversary of engine manufacturer S&S, it has the steampunk edge common to several Krugger creations. No sir, this is not your run-of-the-mill cable-TV chopper.

Permashelter to begin exporting disaster housing from Haiti

16 Apr 2014

Time passes, and Haitians still struggle to rebuild their country. The earthquake was so long ago, and now disease and hurricanes threaten the lives of the survivors.

The Clinton Foundation, working with several corporations, is still working to rebuild Haiti. One corporation has allowed Haitians to build housing for Haitians, and has created economic opportunity through the exports of prefabricated housing built by Haitians for use in various parts of South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Lake Vostok

25 Feb 2014

It sometimes seems as if our planet has no secrets left – but deep beneath the great Antarctic ice sheet scientists have made an astonishing discovery. They’ve found one of the largest lakes in the world. It’s very existence defies belief. Scientists are desperate to get into the lake because its extreme environment may be home to unique flora and fauna, never seen before, and NASA are excited by what it could teach us about extraterrestrial life.

IBM Watson - Oncology Diagnosis And Treatment

24 Feb 2014

IBM’s Dr. Watson of Jeopardy! fame has finally completed its residency and fellowships and, presumably to its creators’ utter delight, is now a practicing oncologist.

The prodigy “cognitive system” completed its training in less than a year at the illustrious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and although only proficient in lung cancer right now, Dr. Watson’s career as an advisor to oncologists everywhere is off to a great start.

NASA Successfully Launches Three Smartphone Satellites

24 Apr 2013

WASHINGTON -- Three smartphones destined to become low-cost satellites rode to space Sunday aboard the maiden flight of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

The trio of "PhoneSats" is operating in orbit, and may prove to be the lowest-cost satellites ever flown in space. The goal of NASA's PhoneSat mission is to determine whether a consumer-grade smartphone can be used as the main flight avionics of a capable, yet very inexpensive, satellite.

Boston Marathon Bombing 2013

22 Apr 2013

BOSTON — Two explosions ripped through the Boston Marathon's crowded finish line Monday afternoon, killing at least three people and injuring more than 141.

The dead included an 8-year-old boy, The Boston Globe reported, citing law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation. Among the injured, 17 were reported in critical condition. The victims at eight local hospitals were as young as 2.

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