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  • 20140805-AMX-PORK5.jpg 'Baconholics' undeterred by 30-year high pork prices

    With images of pigs and barbecued meats tattooed on his left calf, Brian Polak is doing what he can to cope with the highest price of bacon in three decades. The 41-year-old self-proclaimed "baconholic" now often cures his own at home to help reduce costs.

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140805-AMX-HEALTH-MEDIBID5.jpg When doctors compete, do you win?

    To Medibid founder Ralph Weber, using the Internet to arrange non-emergency medical care is long overdue. Americans, he says, are increasingly going online to book travel and even find a mate. His service enables them to strip away the opacity that surrounds health-care pricing.

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • How to spot a narcissist

    To find a narcissist, just ask them all to stand up. According to a new study (based on 11 separate experiments), the 40-question diagnostic test for narcissism can often be skipped in favor of a single, blunt question.

    August 5, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Baseball still catching on to official reviews

    The Marlins clung to a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning against the Reds last week when an official review of a play at the plate changed everything. The game's controversial outcome - Cincinnati won 3-1 - illustrates baseball's struggle to adjust to the new replay system.

     

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Comer declares bid for governor at Fancy Farm

    By LANA BELLAMY
    CNHI News Service

    FANCY FARM — Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer declared his entry into the gubernatorial race at this year’s 134th Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky Saturday.
    Comer spent the first four minutes of his five-minute speech criticizing Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, the only Democrat who has considered running in 2015.

    August 4, 2014

  • Fancy Farm takes on civil tone

    By RONNIE ELLIS
     CNHI News Service
    FANCY FARM — It began in 1880 and in the 1930s, A.B. “Happy” Chandler started the unique tradition of political stump speeches at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic.

    August 4, 2014

  • 0804 WEB FancyFarmEve_193.jpg Grimes, McConnell understand path to victory

    By RONNIE ELLIS
     CNHI News Service
    FANCY FARM — Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell Saturday made it clear what each thinks is the ticket to victory this November in the race for McConnell’s U.S. Senate seat.

    August 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140802-AMX-MARKETING021 (1).jpg Controversial Amway-style sales approach draws greater scrutiny

    Enrique Martinez didn't like chocolate, but he was eating as many as 10 pieces a day, drinking chocolate protein shakes and rubbing a chocolate-based skin cream on his face. The chocolate came from MXI Corp., which uses a controversial business model called multilevel marketing -- companies without a sales force that recruit their customers to sell products, often in bulk to other customers, who might in turn sell to other customers, and so on.

    August 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140803-AMX-VOICE-RECOVER35.jpg After snowboarding accident robs a man of his voice, music helps bring it back

    They never expected him to survive the accident. They knew the effort it took that afternoon for 21-year-old Forrest Allen to sing each note — just audible, even with a microphone — as his music therapist played keyboard next to him. His brother steadied Forrest with a hand to his back; with so much of his skull missing, a fall could be deadly.

    August 4, 2014 4 Photos

  • money.jpg Sales tax holidays: Beloved by many, except economists

    For children across the country, the beginning of August signals another school year right around the corner. For parents, it means mandatory shopping trips for school supplies and clothes. And, in a handful of states, those parents can save some cash, thanks to holidays that exempt those purchases from sales tax.

    August 4, 2014 1 Photo

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