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Chinese Drywall Problems should be removed says CPSC

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[Best Syndication News] The Chinese drywall problem was causing homeowners to have corrosion of some metal and health related problems which has prompted lawsuits into this matter. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released guidelines into correcting the Chinese drywall for homeowners and contractors.

This has been an ongoing investigation conducted by the Intergovernmental Task Force on Problem Drywall. In January the CPSC has set forth a way to test for the sulfur emitting drywall. The CPSC and HUD are now recommending consumers remove the contaminated Chinese drywall from their homes if they have tested positive for it. They also recommend replacing electrical components and wiring, gas service piping, fire suppression sprinkler systems, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide alarms. They determined the course of action necessary to correct the Chinese Drywall problems based on scientific studies.

US Postal Service to Cut out Saturday Mail Delivery

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[Best Syndication News] Mail deliveries by the US Postal service has been traditionally Monday through Saturday, but with the decline in revenue, one way the government agency aims to adjust to this is to remove Saturday mail deliveries.

The US Postal Service Board of Governors gave the Ok for a five day mail delivery. They are sending the request over to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on March 30th for their opinion on the matter. The goal is to implement the 5 day mail delivery by their fiscal year 2011. They would need to still gain the Postal Regulatory Commissions advisory opinion and they would have to see if Congress will enact legislation that would not allow them to do this change in mail delivery service.

Virgin Galactic Maiden Voyage Space Tourism is Coming Soon

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[Best Syndication News] Virgin Galactic had completed their VSS Enterprise mothership and spaceship's from the Mojave Air and Spaceport. This was just the beginning of the VSS Enterprise test flights that will continue through 2010 and 2011.

The goal of the VSS Enterprise is to move from captive carry to independent glide and then follow up with powered flight. The ultimate goal is to sell tickets for space tourism with an opportunity for regular folks. It turns out that National Geographic will be documenting the progress of Virgin Galactic as they move towards their goal of Space Tourism. They claim on their website that they are planning to have 50,000 ordinary people the opportunity to travel into space in the first 10 years of their tourism business into space.

Health Care Vote Results Passes and President Obama plans to sign into Law this Tuesday

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[Best Syndication News] The long debated health care reform has been approved by the legislative branches over the weekend. The final signing into law will be completed on Tuesday by President Obama. This legislation has many of the features not going into effect until 2014.

The legislation will force individuals and businesses larger than 50 employees, to purchase health insurance or be faced with a penalty. If you are low-income you won't have to pay. If you have an employer that already provides health insurance and you make less than $200,000 per year you won't see any big changes in your current situation.

The health care bill is estimated to cost $938 billion and will be paid for by tax increases on wealthy along with cuts in Medicare. There will be 32 million Americans the will be able to get health insurance coverage that would have be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions.

Watch out for 2010 Census Scams

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[Best Syndication News] The 2010 Census is being taken for the United States government to help them plan operations. If you don't receive or reply to the census by mail, a census taker will come to your door and survey you. You should be aware that there are fake Census takers as well as mailings and emails that are on the prowl to rob or collect personal information that could steal your identity and in some cases your money directly.

The real Census Taker will not ever go inside your home, they are trained to remain outside your front door when completing the survey. They ask for the number of people that live in the home, what your birth date is for each and your ethnicity. They ask if you rent or own your home. The census taker is sworn by oath and face stiff penalties and prosecution for asking only the questions on the survey and keeping that information private.

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