Starbucks Manhattan No-Pest Strips: Lawsuit accuses coffee chain of using poisonous pesticide in stores

No-Pest strips that emit poisonous vapor were allegedly used to control fruit flies and other pests at Starbucks stores throughout Manhattan, posing safety risk to workers and customers, two lawsuits claim.Starbucks dismisses the claims as without merit, saying the lawyers and plaintiffs involved are trying to “incite public fear for their own financial gain.”Coffee chain […]

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Apple redesigns keyboard in new MacBook Pro update and promises quick repairs on sticky keys

Good news, MacBook users. Apple will replace all butterfly switch keyboards for free — even on its new MacBook Pro models unveiled Tuesday.  The company said it has extended its MacBook keyboard replacement program, which repairs the keyboard that first appeared in the 2015 MacBook. Users have complained about sticky keys, as well as letters typing in duplicate or not […]

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What is the best state 2019? These are the best — and worst — states in the U.S. as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report released its third annual list of the best and worst states in America to live in, based on “thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens,” according to the rankings. And the winners and losers of 2019 may catch some by surprise. Washington state takes […]

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France Telecom suicides: Years after employee suicides, France Telecom’s ex-president Didier Lombard defends himself in court today

The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight reported cases of serious depression among employees at France’s main telephone and internet company over three years. In a long-awaited trial in Paris, the former president of France Telecom defended himself Tuesday against accusations of moral harassment. Once a state-owned monopoly, France Telecom transformed […]

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New York Times: Trump Tax figures show businesses lost $1.17 billion over 10 years

Tax information shows President Trump’s businesses ran up more than $1 billion in losses over a period of 10 years in the 1980s and 90s, The New York Times reported Tuesday.  Citing printouts from the president’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax transcripts obtained by the paper, The Times said Mr. Trump reported approximately $1.17 billion […]

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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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