Sitting for hours at a time can lead to death

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by Jane King / Bloomberg Business Report

Bloomberg

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 7:39 AM

Sitting all day at work may soon be against your doctor's advice. The American Medical Association is considering officially recognizing the dangers of sitting all day at work, in the car and at home.  After studies show sitting for hours at a time can be fatal, even among those who are thin and who exercise.

A big reminder the housing market might not yet be on solid ground. RealtyTrac says default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions rose two percent in May compared to April, but is still 28 percent lower than a year ago. Baltimore, Seattle and Philadelphia are among the cities with the biggest jumps in foreclosure activity.

The World Bank is cutting its forecast for global economic growth, but boosting its outlook for the U.S. slightly to an annual rate of two percent. Investors are looking at a report on May retail sales.

Starbucks is expanding in the vending machine business. The Wall Street Journal says the coffee chain is rolling out a "Corner Cafe" concept, involving putting Starbucks vending machines in large European offices.

More details are coming out on planned makeovers at Dunkin' Donuts. The chain expects to have as many as 600 made over stores by the end of the year, chosen from four basic design themes: "original blend," "cappucino blend," "dark roast," and "jazz brew." 

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