The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.
One of American’s breakfast staples – orange juice – is disappearing off our breakfast tables. In fact, a Nielsen report this week shows orange juice sales have fallen to their lowest levels since 2002. So what's behind the sagging orange juice sales? Here are some contributing factors to sip on:
Sales for coffee, pomegranate juice, and sports and energy drinks are up.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A bacterial disease that is sometimes called “citrus greening” or “yellow dragon disease” is being spread by an invasive bug from Asia. The USDA reports the orange-tree population has shrunk nearly a quarter since 2003. All this leads analysts to predict the upcoming orange season may be the smallest crop in 50 years.Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Breakfast is less popular
Studies show we aren’t eating breakfast as much as we have in the past.
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Plus, it's expensive.
According to Nielsen, a gallon of “OJ” now goes for about $6.50.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
So, in the near-term, it looks like several forces our driving our breakfast mainstay into a luxury buy.
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