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  • Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown

    Misinformation about vaccines continues to thrive on Facebook and Instagram weeks after the companies vowed to reduce its distribution on their platforms. On March 7, amid news reports about the pervasiveness of vaccine misinformation on social media platforms, Facebook published a blog post that said it would work to “tackle” the problem on its platform and Instagram, which it owns, by limiting the dissemination of such content. Facebook said at the time it would “reduce the ranking of groups and […]

  • Baby cough syrup is recalled after bacterial contamination

    The makers of DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus have issued a recall of the product due to a bacterial contamination. The children’s cough syrup comes in a 2-ounce bottle in a carton labeled DG™/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus. The product is distributed nationwide in Dollar General retail stores and has the potential to put children at risk for two forms of gastrointestinal illness. Some of the symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Infants, young children and others with […]

  • Car crash ER visits fell in states that ban texting while driving, study says

    States with bans on texting while driving saw an average 4% reduction in emergency department visits after motor vehicle crashes, an equivalent of 1,632 traffic-related emergency department visits per year, according to a new analysis. Researchers examined emergency department data across 16 US states between 2007 and 2014. The states were picked based on the availability of information regarding motor vehicle accident injuries for which emergency department treatment was needed. In the United States, 47 out of 50 states currently […]

  • ‘The Act’ spins deadly mother-daughter story into Hulu series

    “The Act” offers the second dramatization of the ill-fated relationship between Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard in two months, and it’s easily the better of the two. Yet while this Hulu limited series captures the unsettling con game played by the mother, be forewarned that replicating these events can be as off-putting as the actual characters. The story of the Blanchards — which ended with Dee Dee’s murder, leading to the convictions of Gypsy Rose and her boyfriend — […]

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson returning to TV after misconduct investigation

    Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson is returning to television following accusations of inappropriate behavior, which he denied. Fox and Nat Geo announced in a statement that they have concluded their investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct that were first published in November by Patheos, a religion and spirituality website. “The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both StarTalk and Cosmos,” Fox and Nat Geo said in a joint statement. “StarTalk will return to the air […]

  • Mark Zuckerberg’s new Facebook plan could make it harder to stop spread of violent videos

    Mark Zuckerberg announced a new vision for Facebook two weeks ago, one centered around privacy. It is not an unreasonable approach for a company that has been dogged by scandals about its handling of user data. But the plan to move Facebook from a public to a more private platform would make it more difficult, perhaps impossible, to stop the spread of horrific videos like those shot by the suspect in the New Zealand terrorist attack that left dozens dead. […]

  • Peloton sued for $150 million over its use of songs in workout videos

    Peloton’s ride just got a little bumpier. The boutique fitness brand is now facing a $150 million lawsuit over alleged copyright violations for its use of over 1,000 songs in its workout videos. “We just received the complaint yesterday, and we are evaluating it,” a Peloton spokesperson told CNN Business in a statement. “Peloton has great respect for songwriters and artists. In fact, we have partnered with each of the major music publishers, record labels and performing rights organizations, and […]

  • US oil prices hit $60 a barrel for the first time since November

    US oil prices have spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts. Crude’s recovery from last year’s bear market hit another milestone on Wednesday. Oil topped $60 a barrel for the first time since November 9. The dramatic rebound mostly reflects the effectiveness of the strategy implemented by Saudi Arabia-led OPEC. The oil cartel and its allies, including Russia, agreed last year to sharp production cuts in response to a supply glut formed in part by surging […]

  • Starbucks to test recyclable, compostable cups

    After years of looking for greener alternatives to its paper cup — which is lined with plastic — Starbucks is testing out something new. The company announced on Wednesday that it is testing out a compostable cup in five locations — New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and London. Starbucks showed one of the cups being tested during its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. The new cup looks just like Starbucks’ current paper cup. The difference is inside, where instead […]

  • Levi’s CEO: Don’t put your jeans in the freezer

    Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh has some tips for jeans owners: Don’t freeze your jeans. And don’t put them in the washing machine. Bergh turned heads and noses at a May 2014 event when he announced that he had never washed the pair of 501 Levi’s jeans he was wearing at the time. He still hasn’t washed that now-10-year-old pair of jeans, Bergh admitted on CNN Business’ Markets Now live show with Alison Kosik on Thursday. He doesn’t freeze his jeans […]

  • Glacier melt on Everest exposes the bodies of dead climbers

    Mount Everest expedition operators are finding increasing numbers of climbers’ dead bodies on the world’s highest peak as high temperatures melt glaciers and snow. More than 200 mountaineers have died on the peak since 1922, when the first climbers’ deaths on Everest were recorded. The majority of bodies are believed to have remained buried under glaciers or snow. “Due to the impact of climate change and global warming, snow and glaciers are fast melting and dead bodies are increasingly being […]

  • On Friday, Jimmy Carter becomes the oldest living former president ever

    Jimmy Carter was the first US president to be born in a hospital. On Friday, he marks a new milestone as the oldest living former president ever. At 94 years and 172 days old, Carter will have passed the previous record held by the late President George H.W. Bush. “He and Mrs. Carter take walks, and they have followed a healthy diet for a lifetime,” Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center, told CNN. “Both President and Mrs. Carter […]

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