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Washington state sues Monsanto over use of PCBs

The suit alleges that the company knew the dangers of PCBs but produced and sold them anyway

The state of Washington has taken aim at Monsanto – the agrochemical company that has caught the ire of millions over its use of biochemicals. According to...

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Don’t let thieves spoil your trip

There are steps you can take before leaving home and while traveling

It was a sunny day in Madrid, the perfect day to linger outside. While walking through the alleys we found a charming café in a plaza and ordered a half ca...

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The incredible shrinking Sears

The retailer is closing more stores to cope with mounting losses

Sears Holdings, which operates both Sears and Kmart department stores, reported third quarter earnings that were a disappointment to just about everyone, i...

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Seven holiday gifts that can make your pet sick

​To avoid vet bills, experts recommend keeping furry companions away from these gifts

‘Tis the season to give and receive gifts, but some gifts may be as unwanted as they are dangerous to pets. For every pet who makes a snack out of a gift b...

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Masterbuilt recalls LP gas smokers

The smoker’s gas hose can disconnect posing a fire hazard

Masterbuilt Manufacturing of Columbus, Ga., is recalling about 41,300 Masterbuilt 7-in-1 smokers sold in the U.S and Canada.The smoker’s gas hose can d...

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Credit card report sounds the debt alarm

Consumers on track to add $80 billion in credit card debt in 2016

Amid the recent optimism about the economy and record-setting stock market performance comes a harsh dose of reality. Consumers are becoming more deeply mi...

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How positive thinking could help you live longer

Study finds that optimistic women have a lower risk of dying from certain diseases

Are you a ‘glass-half-full’ kind of person? If so, a new study suggests that you could have many healthy years ahead of you.Researchers from the Harvar...

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Job market holds steady in October

The year-over-year gain in employment was about 2.5 million

The number of job openings was little changed at 5.5 million on the last business day of October, according to the Bureau...

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Trump vows to bring down drug prices

Health insurers warn that they need relief from constantly rising pharmaceutical costs

Drug company stock prices soared last month when Donald Trump won the presidential election, but they plunged today when Trump declared himself an opponent...

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Lexibook recalls baby bath seats/chairs

The bath seat can tip over while a baby is in it

Lexibook S.A., of France is recalling about 7,00 baby bath seats and chairs.The bath seats can tip over while a baby is in it, posing a drowning hazard...

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Norwegian Air gets clearance for more U.S. flights

The cut-rate carrier's plans are bitterly opposed by U.S. airlines and labor unions

Norwegian Air Shuttle has once again won approval to begin flying new routes between Europe and the United States, but labor unions and some lawmakers say...

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Bakkavor Foods USA recalls hummus products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Bakkavor Foods USA is recalling Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus.The products may be contaminated with List...

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Pirelli recalls P Zero All Season tires

The tires may develop cracks in their lower sidewall

Pirelli Tire is recalling 1,190 P Zero All Season tires, size 275/40R19 101W, manufactured February 29, 2016, to October 29, 2016, as an original equipment...

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The best cities for winter travel on a budget

For low hotel costs and airfare, consider heading to one of these cities in January

Wanderlust can strike at any time during the year, but the stress of the holiday season can contribute to one’s yearning to take a vacation. For those inte...

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How to spot a puppy scammer

Before sending money for a puppy you found online, verify that it's not being sold by a scam artist

Consumers planning to welcome a puppy into their lives this holiday season should keep their wits about them if shopping online for their new addition. Pup...

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Fintech firms may soon be licensed as national banks

Licensing online-only institutions would be good for business and consumers, regulator says

So-called "fintech" firms may be gaining more legitimacy while also facing stiffer regulation, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry said today as he...

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Get that tax refund ASAP

We have tips to help you avoid a delay

If you overpaid your taxes this year (too much withholding is the main culprit), you'll have a refund coming. And, of course, you'll want that money as soo...

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2017 housing outlook sees gradual slowdown

More first-time buyers will be priced out of the market

The U.S. housing market has gone through some changes in 2016. Prices of homes have risen, requiring larger down payments from buyers.At the same time,...

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Here are the 'hot jobs' for 2017

Careerbuilder says employers want people with skills that can generate revenue

The job market is always in a state of flux, especially in recent years. Today's hot job with a lucrative salary and benefits may go to a robot next year. ...

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Unemployment rate drops to 9-year low

Job creation picked up steam in November

The nation's unemployment rate fell to 4.6% in November, it's lowest level in nine years, according to figures released by the Department of Labor (DOL). A...

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How to bathe a dog during the winter months

Tips on keeping your pet warm and comfortable during and after a winter bath

Keeping your dog clean is important year round, but giving your companion a bath during the cold, winter months requires a few special precautions. Whi...

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Cancer warning label urged for processed meat

Evidence links processed meat, poultry to colorectal cancer risk

Bacon, ham, hot dogs, and other processed meat and poultry products should carry labeles warning that they can cause cancer, the Center for Science in the...

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Why parents shouldn't pressure their kids about grades

Parents who value achievement over kindness can have a negative impact on kids' development, study finds

Every parent aspires to set their child up for success in adulthood, but pressuring children about their grades may not be the best way to go about achievi...

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Consumers spend more for new cars in November

Sales figures suggest there may be some good deals on small SUVs

Consumers continue to increase what they are willing to pay for a new car or truck. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) reports the average transaction price of a new v...

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Here are the most hackable holiday gifts

Intel Security warns many gifts under the tree may be vulnerable to hackers

We've seen that devices that connect to the internet can be the weak link in the web's security chain.Last month a major denial of service attack brief...

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