FDA: Salmonella in dog food a ‘serious’ threat to humans, pets

By Clyde Hughes  (1) The FDA urged dog owners to avoid three brands of dog food it said were found to contain salmonella. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo March 27 (UPI) -- Federal regulators are warning dog owners to avoid three specific lots of dog food over concerns they're contaminated by salmonella. The U.S. Food [...]

2019-03-27T15:20:55+00:00March 27th, 2019|

Health insurer Centene buying rival WellCare for $15B

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Health insurer Centene announced a major acquisition Wednesday involving a rival healthcare company in a deal worth more than $15 billion. Centene said it will buy WellCare Health Plans, a smaller competitor, for $15.3 billion in a cash and stock deal, the companies said. The price puts [...]

2019-03-27T15:09:44+00:00March 27th, 2019|

Tyson Foods recalls 63,000 pounds of chicken strips

March 22 (UPI) -- Tyson Foods said it was recalling more than 63,000 pounds of packaged frozen chicken strips because it may contain pieces of metal from production. The poultry giant said Thursday it was alerted of the problem after two customers complained to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services. Tyson said there [...]

2019-03-22T14:00:58+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

Facebook, related apps experience hours-long outage

Facebook and related apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram, experienced an outage for several hours on Wednesday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo March 13 (UPI) -- Users of Facebook and its associated applications including Instagram and WhatsApp experienced issues accessing and posting on the platforms Wednesday. Facebook issued a statement on Twitter responding to reports from [...]

2019-03-14T14:06:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|

Boeing faces losing billions over 737 Max 8; U.S. airlines shuffle flights

A baggage cart passes a Southwest Airlines 737 Max 8 airliner Wednesday at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Mo. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo March 14 (UPI) -- Boeing stands to lose billions over the fallout from the global grounding of its 737 Max 8 aircraft and airlines are reshuffling flights to accommodate [...]

2019-03-14T13:44:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|

UnitedHealthcare to give drug discounts directly to patients next year

UnitedHealthcare said Monday that it will make industry discounts available directly to customers starting with 2020 plans. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo March 12 (UPI) -- UnitedHealthcare announced changes Tuesday to prescription drug plans that pass on discounts directly to employees and bypass pharmaceutical middlemen, beginning next year. The healthcare provider said the move [...]

2019-03-12T15:47:53+00:00March 12th, 2019|

US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

1 of 3 In this Thursday, March 7, 2019, photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 8, the U.S. government issues the February jobs report, which will reveal the latest unemployment rate and number of jobs U.S. employers added. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) WASHINGTON [...]

2019-03-08T14:48:31+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Wall Street’s new dress code raises question: What to wear?

1 of 5 FILE- In this Jan. 17, 2012, file photo, pedestrians walk past the front of Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York. Business casual has become such an entrenched trend that even Goldman Sachs surrendered to it with a memo to employees announcing flexible dress code. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) NEW YORK (AP) — [...]

2019-03-08T14:26:14+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Family Dollar plans to close nearly 400 stores this year

The planned closures are related to what the company views as high rent in nearly 400 locations. File Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock/UPI March 6 (UPI) -- Nearly 400 high-rent Family Dollar store locations will be closed this year and another 1,000 locations will be renovated, parent company Dollar Tree said Wednesday. Dollar Tree announced the closures in its [...]

2019-03-07T14:21:52+00:00March 7th, 2019|

Meat grown in labs could hit the market this year

By Jessie Higgins  (0) A scientist works in a lab at the company Just, which is producing a lab-grown chicken nugget product it plans to make commercially available this year. EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Meat that's been grown in a laboratory -- not raised in a farmyard -- might begin to appear on restaurant [...]

2019-02-28T15:08:03+00:00February 28th, 2019|