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That's how many stores diet and herbal supplement juggernaut GNC owns nationwide, as reported by the NY Times. In response to recent accusations of potentially hazardous inclusion of unlabelled ingredients, the company announced Monday that it would enact new testing procedures that go above and beyond what is required by federal law.105 years old
That's the approximate age of the Courtland Street Bridge's framework in Atlanta, GA. With repairing transportation infrastructure a national issue, some cities are starting to take charge of funding themselves.8,000 square feet
That's how much space Integrated Device Technology will provide for Northeastern University to open educational hubs embedded directly in select companies in Silicon Valley. The satellite locations will offer some long-term internships mixed with in class curriculum.31 international leaders
That's how many international leaders' personal info —including passport numbers, and visa grant numbers — was leaked by the Australian immigration department following the last G20 summit. As reported by the Guardian, the info was accidentally sent to the organisers of the Asian Cup football tournament.$50
That's the cost of a small media player, known as a "notel," that is reportedly in up to half of all North Korean households. Able to play DVDs and content stored on USB sticks, the device is an outlet for contraband material to make its way into the country. As Reuters reports, notels were legalized by the North Korean government last year, but are still illegally smuggled in from China.
Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.
Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.
The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse, the better its residents get along.
In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.
Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.
There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.