California botulism outbreak linked to petrol station’s nacho cheese – BBC News

An outbreak of botulism in California is linked to cheese sauce from a family-run petrol station.

Cases of botulism, a rare and sometimes fatal form of food poisoning, were first reported on 5 May and in total nine people are confirmed to have it.

Source: California botulism outbreak linked to petrol station’s nacho cheese – BBC News

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Oil Rises to Three-Week High as OPEC Members Back Cuts Extension

Crude rose to a three-week high after Algeria said an extension to OPEC’s production curbs would be backed by most participating countries.

Futures climbed 0.6 percent in New York. Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa said Thursday that most OPEC members support Saudi Arabia and Russia’s proposal to prolong the curbs to March next year, and that the rate of compliance should increase. Prices had fallen earlier as the market got caught up in the turmoil surrounding Donald Trump.

Source: Oil Rises to Three-Week High as OPEC Members Back Cuts Extension

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Greensburg’s Never Enough!, DV8 closing downtown shops | TribLIVE

Two locally owned businesses in downtown Greensburg are closing.

In the meantime

Never Enough! Boutique sale hours

Monday — Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

200 S. Pennsylvania Ave.; 724-838-1878

DV8’s Last Stand: “A farewell party celebrating 15 years of art, music, poetry, coffee and tea”

Friday, 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is free.

208 S. Pennsylvania Ave.; 724-219-0804

Source: Greensburg’s Never Enough!, DV8 closing downtown shops | TribLIVE

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Target stock jumps 7% as retailer blows past Wall Street expectations

Target reported first-quarter earnings and sales Wednesday that topped the Street’s expectations.

Here’s what the company reported vs. what the Street was expecting:

  • Earnings per share: $1.21, excluding items, vs. forecast of 91 cents, according to Thomson Reuters analysts’ consensus estimates.
  • Revenue: $16.02 billion vs. $15.62 billion estimate, analysts said.
  • Same-store sales: 1.3 percent drop vs. forecast of a 3.7 percent decline, according to FactSet.

Source: Target stock jumps 7% as retailer blows past Wall Street expectations

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Amazon made landline phones trendy again

When is the last time you used your landline phone? Chances are that your smartphone is the one and only device you need. Old-fashioned phones have been fading away from most living rooms. But it doesn’t mean that landline phones aren’t useful. Amazon is well aware of that.

The company unveiled the Echo Show earlier this week, a $230 device with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, two powerful speakers as well as a camera and a touchscreen.

Source: Amazon made landline phones trendy again

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.25 million trucks over software error | Reuters

The erroneous code could temporarily disable the side air bag and deployment seat of belt pretensioners – which reduce seat belt slack during impacts – during a vehicle rollover spurred by a significant underbody impact, such as striking onroad debris or driving off-road, the Italian-American automaker said.

The company will reprogram computer modules in the affected vehicles to address this error.

Source: Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.25 million trucks over software error | Reuters

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US, China reach access deals for beef, poultry | TheHill

The White House struck agreements with China on several persistent trade irritants to reduce the trade deficit with Beijing.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced deals that will send U.S. beef exports to China, allow Chinese imports of cooked poultry, expand U.S. electronic payment services and provide for faster regulatory approval of biotechnology products by Beijing.

Source: US, China reach access deals for beef, poultry | TheHill

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Edward Lampert: Sears’ Troubles Are Everyone’s Fault But Mine

In a somewhat unbelievable interview, Sears Holdings’ CEO gave many reasons for the company’s continued downward spiral. None involved him.

What do you say when your company is falling into an abyss? What do you say after six consecutive years of losses and many rounds of store closings? What excuse can you make when you haven’t been able to hold onto senior executives who actually know the industry?

If you’re Edward Lampert, Chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings, you blame everyone and everything but your own leadership.

Source: Edward Lampert: Sears’ Troubles Are Everyone’s Fault But Mine

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New fried-chicken restaurant planned for Pittsburgh’s East Liberty draws backlash, owner apologizes to those offended | Blogh

The new restaurant has been called everything on the spectrum, from racist to tone-deaf, but many say it’s an example of cultural appropriation.

“Once I saw it was in fact real, it was more insulting than anything else,” says Coleman, a Bloomfield resident who works at a boutique in East Liberty. “It’s insulting to me as a person of color. I don’t understand why it’s being marketed this way. It’s rather stereotypical to pair fried chicken and hip hop.”

An article announcing the new restaurant called “the Coop” appeared on the website Good Food Pittsburgh over the weekend.

Source: New fried-chicken restaurant planned for Pittsburgh’s East Liberty draws backlash, owner apologizes to those offended | Blogh

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Voice-Activated Connected Device Usage Jumps 130 Percent This Year |

In 2017, 35.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant device at least once a month for sudden rise of 128.9 percent over last year, says eMarketer. At the moment, Amazon’s Echo device has a huge lead with a 70.6 percent of users in that space. Google Home, which only launched last October, will have to catch up as it has just … Continue reading Voice-Activated Connected Device Usage Jumps 130 Percent This Year

Source: Voice-Activated Connected Device Usage Jumps 130 Percent This Year |

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Sinclair Said Close to Buying Tribune for About $45 a Share

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is close to buying Tribune Media Co., a deal made possible after the Federal Communications Commission voted last month to ease a limit on TV-station ownership in the U.S.

The acquisition of Tribune would give Sinclair TV stations in big media markets like New York, Chicago and Miami, strengthening its hand in negotiations with pay-TV distributors and major broadcast networks. The larger scale also would help the combined company face down online competitors vying for a piece of the local advertising pie.

Source: Sinclair Said Close to Buying Tribune for About $45 a Share

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George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence | Fox News

A $10 billion suit against George Soros accuses the self-styled humanitarian of meddling in the politics of a poor African country in order to settle his own scores, a charge the billionaire’s critics say reflects his longtime modus operandi.

The 86-year-old investor, who controls a web of international nonprofits in addition to his vast financial empire, used his sway with the government of Guinea to freeze Israeli company BSG Resources out of the West African nation’s lucrative iron ore mining contracts, according to the suit filed last month in New York Federal Court by BSG Resources.

Source: George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence | Fox News

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Most US homes have mobiles but no landline – BBC News

Widespread cable provision means many can get broadband without needing a landline.

Less than half of US households now have a landline, according to a study from the US government.

Of the households surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50.8% of homes had at least one mobile phone but no landline.

A further 3.3% of homes surveyed had neither a mobile phone nor a landline.

The CDC found that mobile-only households had become the majority during its twice-yearly survey into the health and habits of Americans.

Source: Most US homes have mobiles but no landline – BBC News

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Medical marijuana dispensaries looking for place in Squirrel Hill, Strip District

Companies plan to open dispensaries in Squirrel Hill and the Strip District; a North Side warehouse is targeted for growing and processing.

Two companies have plans to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Squirrel Hill and the Strip District, while a warehouse on the North Side is being targeted for a cannabis growing and processing center.

Keystone Relief Centers will go before the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment on May 25 to request a special exception to open a dispensary at 3885 Forward Ave.

On May 18, Cresco Yeltrah LLC is asking for the same from the zoning board as part of its plans to open a dispensary at 2112 Penn Ave. in the Strip.

 

The state prepares to award the 12 grower/processor permits and up to 27 dispensary permits across six regions in Pennsylvania, with decisions expected by the end of June.

Source: Medical marijuana dispensaries looking for place in Squirrel Hill, Strip District

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U.S. April job gains rebound, unemployment drops to 4.4 percent | Reuters

* Total payrolls up 211,000 vs 185,000 estimate & downwardly revised 79,000 prior (original 98,000)* Private payrolls up 194,000 vs 185,000 estimate & downwardly revised 77,000 prior (original 89,000)

* Unemployment rate down to 4.4 pct vs 4.6 pct estimate & 4.5 pct prior

* Average hourly earnings growth 0.3 pct vs 0.3 pct estimate & downwardly revised 0.1 pct prior (original 0.2 pct)

* U-6 rate pct 8.6 pct vs 8.9 pct prior* Labor force participation 62.9 pct vs 63.0 pct prior

* Household survey: Workforce grew by 12,000, employed rose by 156,000, unemployed fell by 146,000

Source: U.S. April job gains rebound, unemployment drops to 4.4 percent | Reuters

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These 4 Stats Show Why Snapchat Users Often Cannot Be Reached on Facebook and YouTube – Adweek

The same is also true for Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

  1. On any given day, 35 percent of Snapchat’s daily users cannot be reached on Facebook.
  2. On any given day, 46 percent of Snapchat’s daily users cannot be reached on  Instagram.
  3. On any given day, 58 percent of Snapchat’s daily users cannot be reached on Facebook Messenger.
  4. On any given day, 61 percent of Snapchat’s daily users cannot be reached on YouTube.

Source: These 4 Stats Show Why Snapchat Users Often Cannot Be Reached on Facebook and YouTube – Adweek

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Calif. family booted from Delta flight over toddler’s seat – NY Daily News

A Southern California family was kicked off an overbooked Delta Air Lines flight in Hawaii after being told their 2-year-old son couldn’t sit in a car seat.

The Huntington Beach, Calif., family on Wednesday posted an eight-minute video of the late April incident on YouTube, showing father Brian Schear engaging with airport security and Delta staff.

Source: Calif. family booted from Delta flight over toddler’s seat – NY Daily News

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Interns at these 25 companies make more than the median U.S. worker

Facebook, Microsoft and ExxonMobil all pay their interns more than $6,500 a month, according to a new report

According to a new report by the jobs site Glassdoor, the 25 best-paying companies for internships each pay their median summer worker more than $4,500 a month. That amount, if it was paid over the course of a full year, would be north of $54,000, exceeding the median annual pay for a U.S. worker, according to Glassdoor’s own local pay reports ($51,350), and the annual figure calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest weekly earnings data for full-time wage and salary workers ($44,460).

Source: Interns at these 25 companies make more than the median U.S. worker

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Man kicked off Delta flight for using the bathroom | Daily Mail Online

Kima Hamilton has been filmed being told he had to get off a Delta flight in Atlanta because he got up to use the bathroom for ‘one minute’ while the plane was delayed on the tarmac.

  • Kima Hamilton was booked to fly from Atlanta to Milwaukee for work on April 18 
  • The 39-year-old used the bathroom during a delay because he ‘couldn’t hold it’ 
  • After doing so, he was told he had to get off the plane because he broke protocol 
  • Eventually the plane was forced back to its gate and all passengers had to get off 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4449992/Man-kicked-Delta-flight-using-bathroom.html#ixzz4fRXf7gTM
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Source: Man kicked off Delta flight for using the bathroom | Daily Mail Online

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