Food insecurity: Americans still go hungry after a decade of recovery

Every county in all 50 states is home to people who struggle with hunger.Children are more likely to experience hunger than adults.Rural counties account for 78 percent of the highest food insecurity rates.One study found SNAP benefits aren’t enough to cover the cost of a meal in most places in the U.S. The U.S. economy […]

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Kim Jong Un is using Mercedes limos at Putin meeting but Daimler says it has “no idea” how he got them

Daimler says it has no idea where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got his armored Mercedes limousines, adding it has no business dealings with the North. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines at several very high-profile summits, including his meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin and both of his […]

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Kids II recall: Nearly 700,00 sleeping rockers recalled today after 5 infant deaths

Another brand of sleeping rockers is being recalled, after five infants died in them over the past seven years. Kids II said Friday that it is recalling nearly 700,000 rocking sleepers that were sold since 2012 at Walmart, Target and Toys R Us. It comes just two weeks after Fisher-Price recalled about 4.7 million of […]

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Home staging: How Meridith Baer dresses houses for their closeup

High up in the Hollywood Hills, a modern, three-bedroom home is about to go on the market. And for sellers looking for buyers, home stylist Meridith Baer is the ultimate matchmaker.  “You want people to walk into this space and feel at home,” Baer said. “What we want is for them to walk in the […]

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One headwind the stock market can’t keep bucking

Making February’s market volatility seem like a distant nightmare, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite keeps climbing to new highs. Helping ease that earlier fear were Friday’s “Goldilocks” jobs report, with payroll growth strong but wage gains modest. That boosted expectations of a gentle rate hike pace by the Federal Reserve. And thanks to President Donald Trump’s […]

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Amazon recalls 260,000 portable chargers due to fire hazard

Amazon (AMZN) is recalling about 260,000 portable chargers that pose a fire and burn risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday said the online retailer had received 53 complaints about the AmazonBasics portable chargers overheating, including one consumer burned by battery acid and four reports of property damage from fire and smoke. The CPSC […]

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United Airlines apologizes after dog dies when attendant orders it put in overhead

Three hours in an overhead compartment proved too much for a 10-month-old puppy, who died on a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York Monday night. United Continental (UAL) apologized for the dog’s death in an emailed statement on Tuesday, calling it a “tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never […]

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20-year-old Oregon man sues Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart over rifle sale

An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle. Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used […]

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