The Silken Beauty Of Summer Eggplant, With 12 Recipes – La Times

Theyre varieties that are intended for drying and canning, and when eaten… From Alain Passard, the beauty of a simple salad with a great sauce We go to great restaurants for magic, for an extraordinary experience that is beyond our reach as home cooks. And so how to explain that the single most memorable dish I had at Alain Passard’s Michelin three-star restaurant l’Arpege in Paris was a salad, and one that you could make… http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-buy-this-now-eggplant-20140807-story.html?track=rss

Home Price Appreciation Reached Normal Rates In June

National home prices , including distressed sales, went up 1 percent between May and June. Compared to June 2013, there was a 7.5 percent gain, marking the 28th consecutive month of year-over-year price growth. Excluding distressed sales, the month-over-month gain for June was 0.9 percent. From June 2013, there was a 6.9 percent rise, the smallest increase since the end of 2012, Business Insider reported. Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, said June’s appreciation gains were due to a tight supply of available homes, low rate mortgage options and intense investor activity on the coasts. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12084334.htm

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Unicredit Sees Improvement In Italy, Shrugs Off Russia Impact – Yahoo Finance

Top Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT – Yahoo News

In Italy, UniCredit said its domestic business had granted new medium and long-term loans for a total of 6 billion euros in the first half, up 52 percent from a year earlier. Net profit was up 28 percent from a year earlier, making Italy the top performing division for the second quarter in a row. “We see the result in Italy as very encouraging for UniCredit and the overall domestic sector,” UBS analysts said in a note. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/unicredit-profit-robust-eastern-europe-135714808.html

Marines. ALUTHGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) The attackers stormed in close to midnight, tearing through town with gasoline bombs and clubs before carting away piles of cash and jewelry they stole from Muslim families in this tiny corner of Sri Lanka. The onslaught incited by the Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Power Force, a hard-line group that has gained thousands of followers in recent years, killed at least two Muslims and injured dozens more last month in the worst religious violence Sri Lanka has seen in decades. NEW DELHI (AP) Dozens of Indian nurses who had been stranded in Iraqi territory held by Islamic extremists were greeted with hugs and flowers Saturday as they returned home to southern India aboard a special flight. http://news.yahoo.com/top-asian-news-11-30-p-m-gmt-233245840.html

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Forget Samsung, Xiaomi Is China’s New Smartphone King – Aug. 4, 2014

Samsung, in particular, is expected to rebound in the third quarter. “[Xiaomi] does now need to deliver LTE products in China to address growing demand for 4G services if it is to retain its momentum,” Wang said. Xiaomi is still relatively unknown outside China, the destination for 97% of its shipments in the second quarter. http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/04/technology/xiaomi-china/index.html?section=money_latest

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Husband: Ebola Patient Showing Positive Signs Of Improvement – Wdam – Tv 7 – News, Weather And Sports

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The two Americans infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans, according to the AP. Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries. CBS46 will continue to bring you the latest developments in this story on CBS46 News and CBS46.com . Download the CBS46 app to your mobile device to get push alerts when news breaks. Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). http://www.wdam.com/story/26185944/second-ebola-infected-patient-to-arrive-in-atlanta-tuesday-first-patients-condition-improves

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8-5-14 1B-Photo, Illinois football

A year earlier the team averaged 16.7 points a game, worst in the Big Ten. Scheelhaases likely replacement is Wes Lunt, the transfer who was a starter at Oklahoma State as a freshman before losing his job to injury. Beckman has declined to name a starter, but the strong-armed Lunt is considered the favorite. http://www.clintonherald.com/sports/x1927908090/Illinois-hopeful-2014-brings-improvement

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The Rundown: Pocono – Yahoo Sports

It’s a lot of fun.” 7. Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Chevrolet, Chip Ganassi Racing. While a seventh-place finish isn’t usually something to go overboard celebrating, Sunday’s run at Pocono was a welcome change for McMurray after four straight results outside the top 15. He finished where he restarted on the final three-lap dash to the checkered flag and carries momentum into next weekend’s race at Watkins Glen International. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rundown-pocono-134400173–nascar.html

Amedisys Tops on Q2 Earnings and Revenues, Shares Rally – Yahoo Finance

Going forward, we however believe the company will achieve organic growth in this segment, owing to its constant effort to revive the Hospice platform with better cost management. Our belief is also reinforced by the fact that Hospice has been a relatively consistent performer for Amedisys contribution-wise over the last few quarters. Currently, the stock carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Some other well-placed Medical-Outpatient/Home Care stocks include Chemed Corp. ( CHE ), HEALTHSOUTH Corp. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/amedisys-tops-q2-earnings-revenues-164003210.html

$100,000 Home Improvement Wish List Official Rules | KFOR.com

Winners of prizes greater than $600.00 will be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of the prize and are responsible for paying all income taxes on prize. Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited for any reason, contestant will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation. Total maximum value of all available prizes: $100,600 Additional Rules & Restrictions: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Contest. http://kfor.com/2014/07/31/100000-home-improvement-wish-list-official-rules-2/

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New And Expanded Habitat For Humanity Restore Will Offer New And Used Home Improvement Materials For The Home At Discounted Rates – Your Houston News: Living

The general public is invited to bring their old computers, televisions (27 or less only), and other electronics. Participants who bring their electronics to the drive will receive a 25 percent discount on a single item at ReStore. There will also be live coverage for the event provided by KLove Radio station. Everyone is welcome! http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cypresscreek/living/new-and-expanded-habitat-for-humanity-restore-will-offer-new/article_6afa97e4-19ab-11e4-8ded-001a4bcf887a.html

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Some Stores ‘right’ For Plainview – Myplainview.com: News

For the past several years, Retail Coach has partnered with Plainview on its Retail Economic Development Plan, which is designed to attract retail stores to the city. As part of that partnership, Retail Coach has helped gather pivotal research about Plainview, including basic demographics, customer spending habits, average customer incomes and retail leakage. Taking that data and other factors into consideration, Retail Coach finds retail and restaurant chains that promise to be a good fit for Plainview. They then actively recruit by sending information packets to those potential retailers, businesses and developers. Retail Coach also actively promotes Plainview and 250 other communities it represents at retail conferences in Dallas, Las Vegas and elsewhere. http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_4508078e-19cd-11e4-9c8b-001a4bcf887a.html

Repurposed Money! How to Upcycle Old Coins – Blogs – Dover Post

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Repurposed Money! How to Upcycle Old Coins About this blog By Anu Jameson Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient … X Home Improvement Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. http://www.doverpost.com/article/20140730/BLOGS/307309999/-1/News

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