A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) - Ever want to get your snuggle on but have no one around to cuddle with? Is your body pillow just not doing it for you anymore?
Soon you'll be able to travel to Madison, WI, for a little touch therapy - for a mere $60 an hour.
The Snuggle House, which offers a paid solution to those who just need a hug, insists its cuddle sessions are strictly therapeutic.
When it opens, clients will pay their fee to spend an hour in a bedroom with one of the company's five employees - one man and four women.
The staff says both clients and employees go through background checks, and that there will be surveillance in every room.
"This is an exciting opportunity to receive the benefits of touch therapy in a non-sexual way, and feel 'connected' in a disconnected, digital world. One session may be all you require, from time-to-time, or use 'Snuggling' as a staple to assist you in getting through a rough time. Our staff will be attentive, courteous, polite, loving, and available to you within the boundaries of this new profession," its website promotes.
According to TV station WKOW, the opening of the cuddling business still needs to pass a fire inspection and file a business plan with the city.
Also, there have been questions and fears about it being brothel-ish.
"The city's primary concern is, we don't want a house of prostitution popping up," assistant city attorney Jennifer Zilavy told WKOW.
But this isn't the first business of its kind. Similar ones have opened in New York and Colorado.
The business is in its final stages of inspection, but the company says 100 appointments are already in the book.
Employees of the Snuggle House hope to open for business the week of Oct. 21.
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