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Half Of The 18.3 Trillion Pounds Of Plastic Produced Was Created In Last 13 Yearsplastictrashmarybethquirkconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:54:16 +0000

The next time you go to throw out a piece of plastic packaging, imagine it resting atop a pile containing the 10.8 trillion pounds of plastic trash we’ve produced in the last six decades. According to a study in the journal Science Advances titled “Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made,” widespread use of plastic products only dates …


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Reminder: Studies Posted On ClinicalTrials.gov Are Not Government-Approved Or Screenedeyephoneconsumerlaura

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:03:32 +0000

When facing an illness, you might turn to a clinical trial for treatment that isn’t available eleswhere. The best place for patients to find trials is the site ClinicalTrials.gov, which is a site administered by the National Institutes of Health and is exactly what it sounds like. The site has trials where researchers are testing experimental drugs or procedures that …


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If You Use Services Like Venmo For The Wrong Purpose, You Could Lose Moneymoneyashleekielerconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:12 +0000

There are a plethora of peer-to-peer payment options on the market, think Venmo, Facebook Payments, or Square Cash. Each offer users an easy, convenient way to transfer money between people, but many have very specific intended uses; some are for paying your friends, others are for buying goods or paying for services. Some can be used for both, but may …


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DOJ Shuts Down Online ‘Dark Market’ Peddling Opioids, Guns, & Hacking Toolsmachackhandsmarybethquirkconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:10:33 +0000

The world of criminal marketplaces selling deadly drugs, counterfeit products, malware, and weapons just got a bit smaller: The Department of Justice says it’s shut down AlphaBay, what it calls the largest online “dark market.” According to feds, AlphaBay had been running for more than two years on the dark web, with one staff member claiming that it serviced …


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Chipotle Customer Tested Positive For Noroviruschipotle signashleekielerconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:04:03 +0000

The day after a Virginia Chipotle reopened following a temporarily closure for sanitization after more than a dozen patrons reported becoming ill after eating at the restaurant, one customer has tested positive for norovirus. Reuters reports that health officials in Virginia confirmed Thursday that at least one of the people who reported becoming ill after dining at the Sterling restaurant …


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Spreads Are Dead: No One Likes Eating Margarine Anymorecountrycrocktubsmarybethquirkconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:36:53 +0000

For the last few years, Unilever — likely the world’s largest margarine maker — has been trying to figure out how to make spreads cool again in the eye of consumers. But despite its best efforts to adjust to changing consumers tastes, it looks like spreads are pretty much dead. It’s Rough Out There For Spreads During an earnings call …


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Sears Begins To Sell Kenmore Brand Appliances On Amazoneliteconsumerlaura

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:08:38 +0000

Would you buy a Kenmore air conditioner, refrigerator, or dishwasher if you didn’t have to go to a Sears store, leave your house, or register for a Sears.com account? As part of its ongoing efforts to increase sales and make the most of its store brands, Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced that it will be …


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What Is Going On With The GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare?hospitalbedchrismorranconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:49:52 +0000

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been dealt a number of potentially lethal blows in recent days, but some supporters of the effort — including President Trump — continue to push their colleagues to move forward with repeal. Will a vote happen? Will it succeed? And how does the news of Sen. John McCain’s …


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Chipotle: Rodents Falling From Restaurant Ceiling Is “Isolated And Rare Incident”Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 9.34.22 AMmarybethquirkconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:27:33 +0000

If there’s one thing Chipotle doesn’t need as it continues to recover from its food-borne illness woes — including a new incident of norovirus at one restaurant — it’s reports of rodents raining down on customers from the ceiling. Uh, about that… Patrons of a Dallas Chipotle restaurant say they were put off their food when mice started falling out …


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Student Loan Company With Allegedly Shoddy Record Keeping Under Investigationgraduateashleekielerconsumerist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:25 +0000

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has opened an inquiry into the business practices of National Collegiate Student Loan Trust following reports that the company often files collection lawsuits against defaulted borrowers without proper or correct paper. The New York Times reports that Schnedierman’s office sent subpoenas to National Collegiate and debt collector TransWorld Wednesday, seeking information on each …


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