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Wednesday July 30, 2014

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Slow walking speed and memory complaints can predict dementia

A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints.

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Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure fear of dark

A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday.

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Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis.

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Franchise News
McDonald's targeted by Russian consumer watchdog group

McDonald's may be banned from serving burgers in Russia as the Russian sanitary watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has grievances about product quality and safety of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant, according to reports.

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McDonald's Japan stops sourcing all chicken from China

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) said it halted sales of all products that use chicken meat that originates in China on Friday, switching its sourcing completely to Thailand.

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TOP 10 FRANCHISE FOR 2013

  • RANK
    FRANCHISE NAME
    STARUP COSTS
  • 1nc
    Hampton Hotels
    $3.7M - 13.52M
  • 2nc
    Subway
    $85.2K - 260.35K
  • 3up
    Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
    $196.5K - 304K
  • 4down
    7-Eleven Inc.
    $30.8K - 1.64M
  • 5up
    Supercuts
    $103.55K - 196.5K
  • 6up
    Anytime Fitness
    $56.3K - 353.9K
  • 7down
    Servpro
    $133.05K - 181.45K
  • 8down
    Denny's Inc.
    $1.18M - 2.4M
  • 9down
    McDonald's
    $1M - 2.16M
  • 10down
    Pizza Hut Inc.
    $295K - 2.15M
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