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Whether or not you realize it, traffic marking paint is a lucrative industry. The painting material that’s used on roads, in parking lots, and on airport surfaces had an overall value of $454 million in 2014. But just because it’s profitable doesn’t mean it’s appreciated — especially when it’s disruptive and frustrating, like when the ...

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The Medical Center at the University of Washington is once again facing cases of infections from Legionella bacterium stemming from within the facility. Legionella bacteria causes Legionnaires’ disease. A severe and sometimes lethal form of pneumonia, the current strain has already led to four infections and two deaths at the hospital’s Cascade Tower. In the ...

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Three semi-trucks were involved in two separate accidents on the same stretch of highway last Tuesday morning in southwest Detroit. The first accident took place on southbound I-75 near Schaefer. A Fed Ex truck experienced a sudden malfunction and flipped over, spilling packages across the busy road. Southbound lanes were closed as crews retrieved the ...

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A Babylon, Long Island, home that had seen extensive damage in 2012’s Superstorm Sandy has been badly damaged once again. Amidst an effort to make the home flood-proof, it ended up buckling under the weight of itself and collapsed in front of the owner’s eyes. Randy Stewart had occupied the waterfront home for nearly 20 ...

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American drivers could not be more pleased with the recent dip in gas prices, but the same cannot be said for automakers. Now, several companies are worried that the government’s stringent fuel economy standards will be difficult to meet due to new consumer trends. According to The New York Times, the federal government outlined new fuel ...

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The extensive list of side effects associated with taking antidepressants is well-documented, but new research has found that these prescription drugs could also make it more difficult for patients to improve their oral health. According to Medical Xpress, a study linking antidepressants to lower success rates for dental implant procedures is set to be presented ...

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If you asked around Dennison, MN, some would say that Mayor Jeff Flaten goes above and below his job description. In the 15 months since being elected, Flaten drives to a sewer station on the west edge of the town, pries open a manhole size steel lid, and descends 15 feet through a metal tube ...

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When it comes to toilets, there are a few golden and unspoken rules that citizens must abide by. In late February, a crane pulled a disturbing reminder out from under the sewers of Australia that remind us of one of the most important rules of all: do not flush wet wipes down the toilet. Indeed, ...

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The agriculture industry has been in desperate need of innovative ideas for quite some time. Now, a startup company in Boston may have just created a new way to farm, and it could change the future of local produce. According to Fox Business, Boston-based Freight Farms has begun transforming steel shipping containers into full-blown farming ...

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