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May 20, 2014 by Dale Rappaneau

Way back in the 1980s, contract workers only made up less than half a percent of all U.S. employment. However, contract workers now make up 2.3 percent of employment, and economists believe these workers will continue to play a larger role in the coming years.

But which jobs fall into the “contract worker” category?

This classification of laborer includes janitors, home-care...

May 12, 2014 by Talo Thomson

Three days ago, the FDA granted official approval to the Deka arm, the first thought-controlled prosthesis. This arm is so fine-tuned, amputees can unlock doors, zip up clothes and even pick up eggs – without cracking them.

Funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the arm became FDA approved after eight years of development and $40 million in research. Vet-...

April 30, 2014 by Dale Rappaneau

Without a doubt the future is now, and Google is leading the technological revolution. Over the past year the company has been introducing self-driving systems into Lexus RX450H SUVs (pictured above), making it possible for cars to pilot themselves without any human involvement.

Already the cars have mastered driving on freeways, but now the company seeks to bring this same accuracy to...

April 28, 2014 by Molly Shaw

With more community sponsored agriculture (CSA) organizations popping up across the country every year, it's now easier than ever for consumers to find a high-quality source for local goods -everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to farm-raised meat and cheese.

Right in Trueline Publishing’s backyard in...

April 25, 2014 by Dale Rappaneau

In a nationwide effort to enhance America’s eating habits, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established new rules for labeling foods with caloric information. The labels are expected to hit fast-food restaurants, diners, convenience store foods (e.g., hotdogs, nachos, hamburgers), and much more.

The problem, however, is that no one seems really clear on what “and much more”...

April 25, 2014 by Molly Shaw

The global population clock is ticking and the challenge to feed billions of people is a mounting concern for agricultural scientists and producers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 300 million people in the U.S. and the world’s population is growing rapidly, steadily approaching more than 7 billion.

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April 21, 2014 by Dale Rappaneau

Looking for a reason to celebrate the start of the week? Look no further than the recent stock market reports, which, according to the Associated Press, are coming off their best week since July.

First up are the titans...

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