U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's boyhood friends remember the once-scrawny kid who warmed the bench at high-school football games and lived with his family at the back of its liquor store, beer joint and pool hall. It was a hardscrabble childhood. But Graham will return those roots, in the tiny town of Upstate, to tell his closest friends and supporters Monday that he will run for president.
Discount retailer Dollar Tree on Friday said it has an agreement to sell 330 Family Dollar locations to a New York private equity firm as part of its planned acquisition of Matthews-based Family Dollar.
Why are people fat? The easy answer is because we take in more calories then we burn. It's simple math. 1 in 3 adults are obese according to a 2011 report by the Centers for Disease Control. But why are we fatter now? A story posted in Scientific American says that plastics may be part of the reason.