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On the Calendar:  Saturday, 9/6/2014 12:30 PM
ZUMBA Class!: "Teen Girls ONLY" An aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. UNION PARISH LIBRARY MEETING ROOM Instructed By: Deanna Williams Sepulvado of Union Parish Calendar

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When America's National Parks Turn Deadly

Americas national parks draw hundreds of millions of visitors each year but occasionally serve as a reminder that Mother Nature is unforgiving.






Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:28:31 GMT
How Plastics Could Help Save Us From Greenhouse Gases

A technology to convert carbon dioxide and methane into plastic is emerging as one potential market-driven method for fighting global climate change.






Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:57:47 GMT
Some Labor Day Deals Aren't Such Steals

While retailers are offering deep discounts on summer inventory like grills and patio furniture, there are fewer bargains to be found with in-season items like fall clothes this Labor Day weekend.






Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:29:08 GMT
Some Labor Day deals aren't such steals

While retailers are offering deep discounts on summer inventory like grills and patio furniture, there are fewer bargains to be found with in-season items like fall clothes this Labor Day weekend.A recent survey commissioned by RetailMeNot found that nearly 65 percent of Americans plan to shop during the holiday weekend, up from 59 percent of consumers who shopped last year.






Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:28:39 GMT
Big Box Health Care: Checkup for the Price of a Latte?

Wal-Mart is taking an aggressive tack, with in-store branded clinics offering primary health care at a price competitors may find hard to match.






Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:23:25 GMT
High Price: Get Ready to Spend More on Your Holiday Barbecue

Drought conditions have spiked prices for many Barbecue staples, but that doesn't mean Labor Day revelers need to go hungry over the weekend.






Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:08:38 GMT
Orbitz Ends Dispute with American, US Airways

Orbitz says it reached an agreement that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its sites.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:35:55 GMT
Stocks Rise on Strong Consumer Confidence

Stocks rose, with benchmark indices posting a fourth week of gains, as investors welcomed a better-than-expected read on U.S. consumer confidence.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:14:40 GMT
So Long, Summer! Labor Day By the Numbers

This week's "by the numbers" infographic breaks down the facts and figures behind the Labor Day holiday.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:13:38 GMT
On the Road! 35 Million Hit Highways for Labor Day

Americans took to the beaches and open road in massive numbers on Friday to kick off one last weekend of summer fun.






Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:56:13 GMT
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