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Where Does The Cheese Belong In A Cheeseburger?

When you think of the ideal cheeseburger, where is the cheese in the sandwich equation — is it beneath the patty, or on top of it? That is the question Google’s CEO has now promised to address, after someone questioned the company’s cheese placement in its cheeseburger emoji. [More]

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The Beer & Booze Company Behind Corona, Svedka & Mondavi Is Now Investing In Marijuana

Instead of shrinking in fear from the rising green tide of legal marijuana, the parent company behind booze brands like Corona, Svedka, and Robert Mondavi is jumping right in with a big investment in the legal marijuana business. [More]

Mike Mozart

GameStop Launching Video Game Rental Program With Unlimited Access To Pre-Owned Titles

In what sounds like the lovechild of a Blockbuster video store and Netflix’s DVD rental service, GameStop is launching a new video game rental program called PowerPass that gives customers unlimited access to used games. [More]

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Even If You’re Locked In A Store’s Beer Cooler, It’s Not Okay To Drink Whatever You Want

As the saying goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. However, if life locks you in the beer cooler, don’t crack open a few cold ones — tempting though that may be — or you may find yourself charged with retail theft. [More]

Jason Burrows

More Than Half Of Opioid Overdose Deaths Now Involve Synthetic Drugs Like Fentanyl

If you’ve had any doubt that America is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, perhaps a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hit the point home. [More]

Great Beyond

Your Pumpkin Pie Probably Has No Actual Pumpkin In It

We hate to break it to the pumpkin purists out there, but that canned orange stuff you so lovingly scoop into pie shells every Thanksgiving is probably some other kind of squash dressed up as its gourd cousin. [More]

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Report: Haribo Gummy Candies Made With Slave Labor, Ingredients From Mistreated Animals

If you’re a fan of Haribo gummy candies, you may want to put that bag down for just a second: New reports about the candy company claim it’s sourcing ingredients that are made by workers living in deplorable conditions, as well as others that come from animals that are mistreated. [More]

You Can Finally Add Multiple Stops To Your Uber Ride

You Can Finally Add Multiple Stops To Your Uber Ride

About a year after Lyft started allowing riders to request multiple stops on their trips, Uber is joining its rival in offering the option for extra destinations. [More]

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Some Massachusetts Residents Want State To Leave The Eastern Time Zone

If you’re like many other humans on this planet, winter’s shorter days may get you feeling a bit down from lack of sunlight. But some folks in the state are on a mission to reclaim one hour of daylight, with a campaign to get Massachusetts to leave the Eastern Time Zone. [More]

Oliver Holzbauer

American Airlines To Meet With NAACP To Discuss Claims Of Racial Bias

After the NAACP issued a travel advisory warning non-white travelers that their safety and well-being may be at risk when flying American Airlines, the social justice advocacy group and the airline will be meeting to discuss numerous claims of racial mistreatment. [More]

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Most Walgreens Pharmacies Now Offering Overdose Antidote Narcan Over-The-Counter

Opioid overdoses can, and do, happen just about anywhere, from schools to public parks, from homes to workplaces, restaurants, and night clubs. Narcan (naloxone) is a drug that can be used to halt an overdose, and it’s increasingly being used to save lives by people other than police, first responders, or emergency room staff. In fact, the demand for Narcan is such that Walgreens will now be stocking the treatment and selling it over-the-counter at its pharmacies. [More]

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Walgreens & Rite Aid Will Close 600 Stores (Mostly Rite Aids) As Part Of $4.4B Deal

A month after the Federal Trade Commission gave Walgreens the go-ahead to acquire half of Rite Aid’s 2,000 stores for $4.38 billion, the chain says it will be closing 600 stores — and most of those will be Rite Aid locations. [More]

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JetBlue Can’t Add More Seats To Its Planes Until It Deals With A Broken Toilet Problem

Like many airlines, JetBlue is currently trying to add more seats to some of its planes so it can accommodate more passengers per flight, and make more money for its bottom line. But there’s something standing in the way of JetBlue’s “cabin restyling program”: Broken toilets. [More]

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Butter Is So Popular Right Now, It’s Causing A Croissant Shortage In France

If you’re traveling to France in the near future and have dreams of picking apart the delicate, flaky layers of authentic croissant, be warned that these beloved pastries may be in short supply when you get there. Why? Apparently because people are eating more butter. [More]

United Airlines

United App Will Now Let Travelers Save Boarding Passes For Flights On Partner Airlines

When you’re flying from say, Siberia to the U.S., you will definitely have to take more than one flight, and probably on different airlines. But because juggling different boarding passes for different legs of your trip isn’t always easy, United Airlines will now let travelers save their boarding passes for flights on partner airlines directly in the United app. [More]

Amazon Launching Service That Lets Delivery Drivers Drop Off Packages Inside Your Home

Amazon Launching Service That Lets Delivery Drivers Drop Off Packages Inside Your Home

As it was predicted, so it has come to pass: In an effort to combat “porch pirates” who love swiping any boxes left outside, Amazon is launching a new service that allows delivery people to walk into customers’ homes to drop off packages. [More]

Matt Reinbold

Beware Scammers Spoofing Number For FTC’s Consumer Response Center

The Federal Trade Commission is one of the agencies consumers are supposed to turn to when they’ve been defrauded by scam phone calls, so it — sadly — makes sense that some fraudsters have decided that the best way to con victims is to pretend they are calling from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center. [More]

Production Delays Mean People May Need To Line Up To Get An iPhone X

Production Delays Mean People May Need To Line Up To Get An iPhone X

Apple’s most expensive phone, the iPhone X is coming out soon, but it may be more difficult than usual for iPhone aficionados to get their hands on one when the device launches. Not because everyone is clamoring for the iPhone X, but because Apple’s manufacturer is reportedly having trouble meeting its looming deadline. [More]