Following Friday’s supreme court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, a new survey of more than 1,200 LGBT American couples and singles by wedding website The Knot found that same-sex weddings tend to be intimate celebrations with 90 percent involving less than 150 guests. They also tend to be cheaper than the more than 31,000 dollar total cost of the average US wedding. That could change following Friday’s supreme court ruling legalizing the weddings. The Knot is projecting the wedding industry will grow as same-sex couples celebrate legally. More than half of Americans are planning to hit the road this summer, but a new study from Liberty Mutual Insurance shows travelers may not be prepared in case of emergency. According to the study, less than a third of travelers check the pressure in their spare tire. Nearly half don’t check that proper emergency items are in the car including flash light, jumper cables, and even a car cell phone charger. The study also showed that only 22 percent of Americans have a roadside assistance number on hand. Can a bigger burger save McDonald’s lagging sales? According to an internal document reviewed by CNBC, the restaurant chain is coming out with a bigger quarter-pounder patty as it tries to increase burger sales. The new patty is to weigh 4.25 ounces before cooking and feature a new shape making it more of a quarter-pounder. It’s expected to roll out within the next month. When you think of farming chances are Newark, New Jersey, is not the first place that comes to mind, but it’s where some new technology is being tested that could be the next big thing in food production. Morgan Brennan reports on the concept of “Vertical Farming”. Among the other potential benefits of vertical farming is the need for less water and the ability to recycle much of what is used. Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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