Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - How many stars like our sun host planets like our Earth? NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope continuously monitored more than 150,000 stars beyond our solar system, and to date has offered scientists an assortment of more than 4,000 candidate planets for further study - the 1,000th of which was recently verified.
Washington, DC - More than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States - an average of six deaths each day - according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Postal Service exceeded its holiday delivery projections this season, delivering approximately 524 million packages in December - an 18 percent increase over last year.
Norwalk, Connecticut - Hospitals with high Medicare patient readmission rates have just under six months to ramp up their reduction efforts and avoid stiffer financial penalties for patient readmissions. To help, Midas+, A Xerox Company, has developed a powerful, almost 100 percent accurate data-driven solution that estimates excessive readmission rates and the associated financial penalties for two fiscal years in the future.
Washington, DC - Crude oil prices fell sharply in the fourth quarter of 2014 as robust global production exceeded demand. After reaching monthly peaks of $112 per barrel (bbl) and $105/bbl in June, crude oil benchmarks Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell to $62/bbl and $59/bbl in December, respectively.
Washington, DC - The Federal Communications Commission today announced the launch of a new online help center to make it simpler and easier for consumers to file complaints, resolve problems, and find relevant information about communications issues.