Fruit Recall — What You Should Know

(CNN) — One company is voluntarily recalling many of it’s fruits due to possible listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits, so here’s what you need to know. The recall comes from Wawona Packing Company. It’s pulling its peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots from one … Continue reading »

GM Recalls More Than 700K More Vehicles

(CNN) — GM is recalling over 700,000 cars and trucks. The company made the announcement Wednesday. GM says the problems range from a broken screw that could cause front seats to move up and down freely to problems with some welds to problems with the power steering. GM said it is aware of two crashes … Continue reading »

Inflation Takes a Bite Out of PB&J Price

(CNN) — Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may not cost as much as they have in the recent past. That’s because all of the ingredients are cheaper now, due to inflation. According to the Consumer Price Index, white bread prices have dropped 2.8% over the last year. Prices for canned fruit, which includes jelly, have … Continue reading »

Obama Signs LGBT Executive Order

Washington, D.C. (CNN) –  President Obama signed an executive order Monday, prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender and sexual orientation. The President said the action means LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) federal employees will now be protected from discrimination. “Thanks to your passionate advocacy and irrefutable rightness of your cause, … Continue reading »

Widow Gets $23.6 B in Smoking Lawsuit

(CNN) — The widow of a man who died of lung cancer won a major lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. A Florida jury awarded Cynthia Robinson $23.6 billion in damages. She sued the company, claiming it didn’t warn people about the dangers of smoking. Her husband started smoking when he was 13 years old … Continue reading »

People to Spend More on Back-to-School

(CNN) — Summer vacation is winding down and that means students are getting ready to head back to class. This year it looks like they’ll be dropping some serious cash to prepare for school. The National Retail Federation says a recent survey found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items. It says the … Continue reading »

Back-to-School Spending to Hit $26.5B

(CNN) — Summer vacation is winding down in parts of the country, and that means students are getting ready to head back to class. It looks like they’ll be dropping some serious cash to prepare for this school year. The National Retail Federation says a recent survey found people will spend about $26.5 billion on … Continue reading »

First Locally Acquired Chikungunya Case

(CNN) — The CDC is reporting a man in Florida has the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya, the debilitating mosquito-borne virus. Health officials say unlike others in the U.S. who have had the disease, in this case the man had not traveled outside the country recently. The virus is not deadly, but it can … Continue reading »

Commercial Airliner Crashes In Ukraine

(CNN) –  Another tragedy for Malaysia Airlines Thursday.  Malaysia Airline Flight MH17 crashed in Eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Authorities are currently investigating whether the plane was shot down as it passed over volatile Eastern Ukraine airspace. The airline says nearly 300 people were on board … Continue reading »

Mosquito Bite Myths

(CNN) — Mosquitos are annoying, and no one wants to get bitten, but avoiding them is a pretty good idea because they also can carry serious diseases. So it’s important to separate the facts from beliefs that are just plain wrong. One common myth is that all mosquitoes bite humans. According to the Centers for … Continue reading »

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