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  • Connecticut Nov 8, 2019

    Rastelli Bros. Recalls Ground Beef Over Possible Plastic Contamination

    Rastelli Bros., Inc. is recalling 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products that could contain plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

  • president Oct 17, 2019

    Vaping Concerns Are Killing Local Shops, Hurting Business

    Vaping was once believed to be a safer alternative to smoking, but after hundreds of illnesses and dozens of deaths, including one in Connecticut, some are concerned that it may not be safe at all. That concern is changing the way both big corporations and local smoke shops do business.

  • spokesman Oct 17, 2019

    Juul Suspends Sales of All Fruity Flavors Ahead of US Ban

    Juul is immediately suspending sales of it popular fruity e-cigarette flavors ahead of a Trump administration policy that is expected to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market, the company announced Thursday. Juul last year stopped selling its flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores amid pressure from the Food and Drug Administration. Customers could only get the flavors — creme, mango,...

  • United States Jul 24, 2019

    Gina Holzer, Head of 1-Woman Company Wholy Dose, Talks Inspiration for Collagen Supplement Business

    Growing up, Gina Holzer used to sit at the dinner table and wish her family of entrepreneurs would talk about something other than business. Though interested in starting her own company, it wasn’t until she discovered the power of collagen that ideation turned into action. Holzer struggled with her skin throughout her teenage years and wore makeup any time she...

  • social media Jul 18, 2019

    Skateboarding Icon Tony Hawk Brews Craft Beer With Black Plague Brewing

    Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has yet another trick up his sleeve: brewing craft beer.

  • The Associated Press Apr 18, 2019

    Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

    Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company’s founder and its chief innovation officer, told The Associated Press ahead of the announcement that the new shirt is part of...

  • New York Mar 21, 2019

    Kingston Pharma Recalls Naturals Baby Cough Syrup Over Possible Health Risk

    Kingston Pharma is recalling bottles of children’s cough syrup sold at Dollar General stores nationwide over concerns that the medicine could make babies sick. The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that the Massena, New York-based company is recalling 2-fluid ounce bottles of DG health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus because it could possibly be contaminated with Bacillus cereus...

  • California Mar 11, 2019

    Tesla Walks Back Its Plan to Close Most Showrooms

    Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles.

  • NBC Dec 11, 2018

    Jimmy Dean Sausage Links Recalled for Metal Pieces

    Attention Jimmy Dean sausage lovers: check your freezer because your links might be under recall due to possible metal contamination. Kentucky-based CTI Foods LLC has recalled more than 29,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry products that may be contaminated with metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Monday.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 20, 2018

    Retailers Look to Fill Void Left by Toys R Us This Holiday Season

    Retail stores are preparing to deal with increased demand of toys in the wake of a holiday shopping season without Toys R Us. They’re stocking up, expanding aisle space and offering online toy catalogs to ensure the highest customers satisfaction.

  • United States Nov 13, 2018

    Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

    Juul said it will stop selling most of its flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retail stores — though only temporarily — as it tries to appease federal regulators who have ordered the company to help reduce “epidemic” levels of teen use. The company on Tuesday stopped accepting retail orders for its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber pods to...

  • Associated Press Oct 11, 2018

    Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores’ Jewelry

    Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health revealed some jewelry sold with women’s dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which can cause cancer and reproductive harm after prolonged exposure. Consumer...

  • georgia Jun 25, 2018

    Corporate America Increasingly Avoids Gun-Industry Business

    With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm told him the same thing: They wouldn’t do business...

  • Maine May 30, 2018

    Maine Moms Develop All Natural Tick Repellent

    Two moms in Maine say they’ve come up with a chemical-free solution to repel ticks.

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2016

    Japan’s Rubber-Mask Makers Happy to Face a Trump Presidency

    While much of the world anxiously awaits what happens under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, one factory manager in Japan is all smiles. Ogawa Studio, the only manufacturer of rubber masks in Japan, is working feverishly to catch up with a flood of orders for Trump masks since his election victory last week. The 23 workers at the plant in Saitama,...

  • JUDGE May 23, 2018

    Can Anything Stop Foreign Government Favors to Trump?

    First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of espionage. “Too many jobs in China lost,” he wrote. Ethics watchdogs and political adversaries...

  • New York Apr 17, 2018

    No CT Walmarts Affected by Egg Recall: Company Officials

    Two Connecticut Walmart stores pulled eggs off their shelves due to Salmonella concerns the Ledge Light Health District raised over codes on the packaging, but health officials determined the eggs are safe and Walmart company officials said no Connecticut stores were affected by a recent recall.

  • Twitter Feb 6, 2018

    Colorado Deputy Dies; State’s 3rd Law Enforcement Death in 5 Weeks

    Authorities were investigating what happened before El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was shot and became the third law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty in Colorado since New Year’s Eve. Authorities said Flick, other deputies and officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department were investigating a stolen car on Monday afternoon. “They encountered an adult male...

  • NBC Jan 22, 2018

    US Olympic Team Unveils Opening Ceremony Uniforms

    The U.S. Olympic team is heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in style with the coolest warming outfits at the opening ceremony parade on Feb. 9. Ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani and bobsledder Aja Evans helped unveil the Polo Ralph Lauren-designed techwear uniform Monday on NBC’s “Today” show. The innovative red, white and blue down parkas are embedded with wearable...

  • spokesman Dec 11, 2017

    Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need for Cord Ban, Study Says

    Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children...

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