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Facebook and Facebook's Messenger Kids app icons are displayed on an iPhone in New York, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads and lets parents approve who their children message. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 16, 2018 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family...
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February 15, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city is suing the makers of firefighting foam blamed for water contamination. Westfield's Democratic Mayor Brian Sullivan announced the federal lawsuit against the 3M Co., Chemguard Inc. and Tyco Fire Protection Products on Thursday. The manufacturers produce...
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Michael Catania, vice president of product development, holds up a patient sample at Banyan Biomarkers Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in San Diego. The company is developing a blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
February 14, 2018 - 9:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry's race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn'...
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FILE- In this June 4, 2015, file photo, a sign encouraging shoppers to use a Sam's Club phone app is displayed at one of the company's stores in Bentonville, Ark. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Walmart-owned warehouse club will give free shipping on online orders for Plus members on 95 percent of the items it sells. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers. Starting Wednesday, the Walmart-owned warehouse club will give free shipping on online orders for Plus members on 95 percent of the items it sells. Most shipping costs previously were...
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FILE- In this June 9, 2015, file photo, Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol speaks during an interview at The Associated Press in New York. Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, that its Board of Directors has appointed Niccol as chief executive officer and a member of the Board, effective March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 13, 2018 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle, hoping to rebuild its business after a series of food safety scares, has named an executive from fast-food chain Taco Bell as its next CEO. Brian Niccol, chief executive at Taco Bell chain for three years, will start at Chipotle next month. He'll be tasked with helping...
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February 11, 2018 - 7:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Takata Corp's U.S. unit has reached a settlement with representatives of those injured by lethally defective air bags, paving the way for the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy and move forward with a reorganization plan, according to court documents. The agreement between the...
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This Saturday, July 21, 201 file, photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. Equifax has disclosed to lawmakers that its data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first made public last year. The credit reporting company submitted paperwork to the Senate Banking Committee showing criminals accessed information such as tax identification numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and more, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
February 09, 2018 - 10:29 pm
The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data...
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In this Nov. 20, 2015 picture, a UPS airplane is unloaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. Shares of delivery companies FedEx and UPS are falling in Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, premarket trading following a report that powerhouse Amazon is readying its own delivery service for businesses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 09, 2018 - 5:18 pm
Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in the delivery business. The online retailer is reportedly planning a new service to pick up packages from businesses and deliver them to consumers. The service, called "...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 1:41 pm
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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This Monday, April 24, 2017, photo shows the outside of a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 30, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cheap eats, $1 sodas and a new chicken snack helped bring more people to McDonald's, the company said Tuesday. The world's largest hamburger chain said U.S. sales rose 4.5 percent at established locations during the fourth quarter, thanks to its two-for-$5 deal called McPick 2, soda...
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