How much do things cost?

 

 

 

CostHelper.com attempts to give you the approximate cost of products and services.

The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, gives you the Consumer Price Index.

CNN Money has a cost of living comparison calculator for U.S. locations, while Expatistan.com offers an international comparison.

Zillow.com estimates the value of U.S. homes.

Government sites: “What’s new”

While some of the biggest government issues make the national news, U.S. government websites often maintain “What’s New” postings for those interested.  Here are just a few of these possibly NEWWorthy links.

What’s New with the Federal Reserve Board?

What’s New at the U.S. Supreme Court?

What’s New at the United States Department of Labor?

What’s New at the U.S. Department of the Interior?

What’s New with school meals, USDA?

What’s New with the U.S. Department of Energy?

When are old “Star Trek” episodes NEWWorthy?

Do you like a particular “Star Trek” series the most?  Hulu’s blog post says, “Hulu is making every episode from every Star Trek series available to watch for free until the end of the month”, March 2013.  That makes these old episodes NEWWorthy.  See the Hulu blog for more, or go directly to Hulu’s “Star Trek” page to start watching.

World Golf Tour game online

Golf video games have been around for many years, but a new golf course can make a game feel like new.  World Golf Tour added “The Olympic Club” in the past year.  They also added “Pebble Beach”, but I’m not sure how long ago.  They are currently promoting their free, unlimited play, March 2013 Pebble Beach Sweeps (closest to the hole).  It’s fun for a virtual quick trip around a beautiful course.  The video below shows the Feb. 2013 Hole-In-One Winners.

Will HBO be one of the first to break from the bundle?

With all the talk about a possible future TV made by Apple, Intel offering a set-top-box, Microsoft’s next Xbox, and all the other connector boxes that already exist to provide internet and subscription content to viewers, an underlying question is whether – or if – content providers will break away from the cable bundle.  MIT Technology Review blog by David Zax asks “HBO GO-It-Alone?”

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