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  • Sweet 16 APR
    Sweet 16 - time for an APR bracket re-do
    With all of the bracket busting upsets over the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, websites like ESPN and CBS Sports offer new NCAA tournament challenges to reclaim interest from fans who picked a Final Four of Villanova, Kansas, Baylor, and...
  • 2015 NCAA Tournament APR, Midwest Region
    March Madness - how do teams perform based on their academic progress rates?
    While the future NBA stars and current student-athlete BMOCs (Big Men on Campus) garner all the attention of the men's NCAA tournament each March, it is easy to forget that these are all students before basketball players (supposedly), and...
  • Idaho receives post-season ban for 2014
    Idaho receives post-season ban for 2014
    It has been more than 1,580 days since the Vandals were last in the post-season for football and due to new penalties handed down by the NCAA, that number could likely reach 2,000 when all is said and done.This past Saturday, it was formally...
  • Finding good mortgage rates
    Finding good mortgage rates
    Getting the best mortgage rate can be a challenge for anyone in this economy. Banks seem to be especially picky about who they will lend money to, and even after getting a bank to agree to give you a mortgage, it can be hard to get the amount you...
  • APR on credit cards
    APR on credit cards
    Interest rates on credit cards are among the highest rates permitted in the consumer loan market. While most interest rates are between eight and fifteen percent, rates on credit card are allowed to go as high as thirty percent. With rates this...
  • Protect your family: eliminate debt
    Year-end check-up: Knock out debt
    This holiday season in the Capitol region, smart consumers will take just a few hours to look at their family finances for the new year. In the second of our series we ask: are you, like most Americans, too deeply in debt and looking for help?For...
  • Stanford women
    Stanford basketball achieves high APR scores
    Although there was never a concern with Stanford academic standings in men's and women's basketball, it's nice to have some quantitative verification.The Cardinal's women's basketball team had an Academic Progress Report (APR)...
  • Cal
    Cal football APR creates concerns for future postseason play
    The Academic Progress Report (APR) numbers for each college were released by the NCAA recently, and Cal football has reason to be concerned.The Bears' multi-year rate has declined for the third year in a row and is becoming dangerously close...
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    Hunt's 100% Natural Ketchup eliminates HFCS, but GM sugar?
    Hunt’s, a ConAgra Foods brand, has removedall high fructose corn syrups from its ketchup products. Hunt’s 100% Natural Ketchup will now contain only five simple ingredients: tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and other seasonings, with no...
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    Non-organic fruits and vegetables contain pesticides linked to ADHD
    Arecent study conducted by researchers at Harvard and the University of Montreal published today in the Journal of Pediatricslinked children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.While the...
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    Position against GE/GM labeling could create major problems in the long term for U.S.
    Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today called on the Obama Administration to endorse a compromise on guidelines for labeling of genetically modified (GM)/genetically engineered (GE) food, that was supported by the...
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    President's Cancer Panel sees chemical causation
    The President’s Cancer Panelreleased a landmark 200-page report yesterday, warning that commonly usedchemicalsadversely affect health. Some 41 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.The proliferation...
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    Free iPhone app for one of the fastest growing food trends
    There is a clever new lifestyle app quickly growing in popularity because it takes the guesswork out of how to find non-GMO products.The new, freelifestyle iPhone application, 'ShopNoGMO', was created for the 9 out of 10 Americans polled who would...
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    Earth Day: Clue for rising infertility rates found in GM soy
    Russian biologist Alexey V. Surovand and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. The study, jointly conducted by Surov...
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    Mrs. Obama's healthy food adversary wins recess appointment
    Sidestepping a stalled Senate confirmation vote, yesterday President Obama recess-appointed Islam Siddiqui to be chief agricultural negotiator in the office of the U.S. trade representative. Dr. Siddiqui's nomination was held up in the Senate and...
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