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Most Americans Want Lower Health Care Costs But Congress Can’t Agree How To Do It

Most Americans Want Lower Health Care Costs But Congress Can’t Agree How To Do It

Heath care policy has long been an important debate in the United States but it looks like it may be at the crux of the upcoming presidential debate, but not in a way that you might expect.  While it might seem that... 
Carter’s (CRI) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday

Carter’s (CRI) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday

Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) is set to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, April 30th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter. Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) last... 
In China ​there is a Plastic Recycling Revolutio​​n taking place

In China ​there is a Plastic Recycling Revolutio​​n taking place

China has for many years been the plastic recycling waste dump center for the world with way over 2000 million tons previously imported on a yearly basis. That is about 45 percent of the world’s plastic waste. But in 2017, China... 
Measles on Track to Highest Levels In Twenty Years

Measles on Track to Highest Levels In Twenty Years

In case you have not yet heard, the childhood disease known simply as measles is on the rise again, after decades of vaccinations saw it nearly eradicated.  As a matter of fact the first three months of this year has... 
Pet Food Company Purina Recalls Cat Food over Plastic Contamination Concerns

Pet Food Company Purina Recalls Cat Food over Plastic Contamination Concerns

Nestle-owned Purina PetCare Company has recently issued a recall of a few lots of Muse wet cat food over concerns they may contain rubber pieces that could present a choking hazard.   According to a statement from... 
CRM Firm Salesforce At the Core of Backpage Sex Trafficking Allegations

CRM Firm Salesforce At the Core of Backpage Sex Trafficking Allegations

More than four dozen women have come forward this week to file a lawsuit—asking for unspecified damages—accusing the customer relations management firm Salesforce of legal charges including sex trafficking, conspiracy, and... 
A Midday Nap Could Be Good For You

A Midday Nap Could Be Good For You

It is common to put small children down for a nap in the middle of the day.  It makes sense, of course, because infants and toddlers grow at a faster rate than adults; and growth is exhausting.  So naps are... 
Family Dollar To Close Stores in Strong Restructuring and Rebranding Effort

Family Dollar To Close Stores in Strong Restructuring and Rebranding Effort

Family Dollar is a discount retail chain brand that sells bargain goods at a very cheap price.  Essentially a franchise of dollar stores, you can find most of the most common household products at these outlets: from... 
Hawaii Lawmakers Move To Eventually Ban Cigarettes Completely

Hawaii Lawmakers Move To Eventually Ban Cigarettes Completely

A plan to eventually ban cigarettes entirely by raising the legal smoking age to 100, incrementally over the next five years could make Hawaii the first state in the US to do so. Hawaii has been leading the battle against smoking... 
How bad is China’s economic slump?

How bad is China’s economic slump?

China is having an economic slowdown but gauging how severe it may be isn’t easy for the many businesses and executives worldwide who are concerned to determine. China is the second-largest economy in the world and Chinese... 
Will US Stocks Rebound After Trade Talks with China?

Will US Stocks Rebound After Trade Talks with China?

US stocks are poised to open higher and build on strength, Tuesday, soaring on hopes that US and China trade tensions will cool after negotiators meet this week, in the Chinese capital city of Beijing.  Current data shows... 
US Consumer Confidence Drops to 18-Month Low

US Consumer Confidence Drops to 18-Month Low

Since 2010, consumer confidence has been on quite a steady incline. Some months—some years—have been better than others, of course, but consumer confidence in America hit an 18-year high just three months ago, hitting 137.9... 
Is Greenland’s Ice Melting Too Face To Stop Rapid Sea Rise?

Is Greenland’s Ice Melting Too Face To Stop Rapid Sea Rise?

Global ice melt has been a major concern over the past few years and new numbers warn that Greenland’s ice is melting at a rate four times that of the rate in 2003.    Scientists say that this is when the... 
Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

A new study out of the United Kingdom has found that those who have a little extra body fat—especially around the belly—may also have a smaller brain size. More importantly, the study suggests that this could put some folks... 
Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

The E. coli outbreak scare is over! “This outbreak appears to be over,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Apparently people were becoming ill as early as October from an outbreak... 
Rising Wages, Low Unemployment, and Falling Gas Prices Contribute to Best Holiday Shopping Season in Six Years

Rising Wages, Low Unemployment, and Falling Gas Prices Contribute to Best Holiday Shopping Season in Six Years

Investors in US stocks did not have a very good Christmas, but retailers have had quite the week as sales this 2018 holiday season are the strongest in six years.  Rising more than 5 percent since last year, US consumers spent over... 
FDA Issues Warning Over Risks Associated with Stem Cell Treatments After A Dozen Patients Contract Bacterial Infections

FDA Issues Warning Over Risks Associated with Stem Cell Treatments After A Dozen Patients Contract Bacterial Infections

Health officials in the United States warned, last week, of an outbreak of bacterial infections related to injections of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. So far, at least a dozen patients have been reported in Arizona,... 
The FDA Warns To Wash Your Avocados Before Cutting Into Them

The FDA Warns To Wash Your Avocados Before Cutting Into Them

According to a new report from the United States Food and Drug Administration, you should definitely wash an avocado before you eat it. Of course, you don’t eat the rind of an avocado but the report details that the skin of this... 
Mild Aerobic Exercise for Six Months Improves Cognitive Health

Mild Aerobic Exercise for Six Months Improves Cognitive Health

Science has made tremendous progress in Alzheimer’s research and the more we learn about this particular condition the more we learn about age-related cognitive decline as a whole. And a new study says that simply adding aerobic... 
NIH Study Officially Warns About Irreversible Effects of Screen Time on the Adolescent Brain

NIH Study Officially Warns About Irreversible Effects of Screen Time on the Adolescent Brain

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have published the results of a groundbreaking new study regarding screen time and the adolescent brain.  Alas, the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study confirms what many... 
Canadian Task Force Reform Empowering Mammography Guidelines

Canadian Task Force Reform Empowering Mammography Guidelines

The most recent guidelines for breast cancer screening are intended to provide women more opportunity to voice their health care concerns and make more informed health care decisions.  This matrix of rules are better at taking into... 
After Biggest Biotech IPO in History, Moderna Tumbles on Wall Street

After Biggest Biotech IPO in History, Moderna Tumbles on Wall Street

At the end of the wee, Moderna logged one of its worst days for any company that went public this year, on the heels of investors selling the volatile biotechnology firm during a time of widespread market decline. Indeed, the Nasdaq... 
CDC Confirms Invasive—and Dangerous—Asian Longhorned Tick in Nine States

CDC Confirms Invasive—and Dangerous—Asian Longhorned Tick in Nine States

In a recent press release, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a widespread threat: the Asian longhorned tick.  The presence of this insect has now been confirmed in nine states across the US.  These... 
Disney and Fox Face Billion Dollar Lawsuit Over Abandoned Fox Theme Park in Malaysia

Disney and Fox Face Billion Dollar Lawsuit Over Abandoned Fox Theme Park in Malaysia

In 2013, Twentieth Century Fox announced its plans to build its very first theme park, in Malaysia, of all places. The company had hoped an investment in state-of-the-art technology will help the park compete with the likes of industry...