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Mom was right. Eat your vegetables and get a good night's sleep. At least, these are two of the habits cited by centenarians when asked how they manage to live to 100. Other factors, according to new research, are good social connection, exercise and spiritual activity. Read more in Glenn Ruffenach's story on SmartMoney.com today.
And on MarketWatch today, Rex Nutting has a take on the economy that might help you get a better night's sleep: Despite the economic slowdown, another recession is not inevitable. He points out that amid the barrage of grim economic headlines at the moment, we must remember that the index of leading economic indicators rose in May. The economists who put the LEI together said that, while they see the economy slowing, they don't see any indication of an outright contraction any time soon.
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Your chances of reaching age 100 could be better than you think--especially if you get some additional sleep and improve your diet.
Microsoft shares better than its tablet?
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Europe retailers keeping calm, carrying on
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Market's June jump has unlikely supporter
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Facebook shares: A one-month autopsy
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Will Microsoft's tablet cost more than an iPad?
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ECONOMY AND POLITICS
Despite slowdown, recession not inevitable
There's little to cheer about in today's headlines about the global economy. From China to Europe to Philadelphia, the news is grim. Read more: Despite slowdown, recession not inevitable.
Philly Fed factory gauge plunges in June
Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region contracts at the fastest pace in 10 months, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reports.Read more: Philly Fed factory gauge plunges in June.
Sales of U.S. existing homes fall 1.5% in May
Sales of existing homes drop 1.5% on the month as Realtors data show fewer low-priced homes find buyers. Overall, inventories decline as median prices jump.Read more: Sales of U.S. existing homes fall 1.5% in May
Low risk of downturn this year, data show
The risk of a downturn in the second half of this year is relatively low, the Conference Board said Thursday as it reported that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3% in May. Read more: Low risk of downturn this year, data show.
U.S. jobless claims edge slightly lower
The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week but remained at a level indicating virtually no improvement in hiring trends or labor market conditions, according to the latest federal data.Read more: U.S. jobless claims edge slightly lower.
China manufacturing weakens further: HSBC
China's manufacturing activity deteriorates, according to preliminary data registering a seven-month low, as global problems take a mounting toll on the country's export-dependent industries.Read more: China manufacturing weakens further: HSBC.