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Fresh Beef At McDonald’s Means Longer Waits, Impatient Customers

McDonald’s is slowly rolling out fresh beef patties as it tries to win back customers who want better-tasting burgers, but will this switch slow down the kitchen and cause McD’s to lose some loyal customers who think fast food should be fast? [More]

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Craft Brewers Want Off Beer Review Site After Learning AB InBev Is An Owner

Many craft brewers rely on word of mouth and good, honest reviews to reach new customers, but some beer makers are questioning whether an independent beer review website can remain untainted even after the world’s largest beer company buys an ownership stake. [More]

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Chicken May Get More Expensive Because Birds Are Too Old And Fat To Breed

Years of very precise breeding means that modern poultry grow to massive sizes very quickly — sometimes in a matter of weeks. While this results in more meat in less time, it’s also causing a problem: Some birds are so top-heavy that they may not be all that interested in breeding, and there’s now an older breeding population of roosters and hens that are less likely to produce viable eggs. [More]

David Transier

Southwest Remembers Jets Have Two Doors So People Exit Plane Faster

Have you ever been near the back of a plane, waiting for the line of exiting passengers to start moving when you remember, “Hey, there’s another door back here! Maybe we could use that and speed things up?” Looks like Southwest has had the same epiphany. [More]

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Scientists Want You To Do Everyone A Favor And Eat These Crabs

There’s a certain type of crab that’s eating up more desirable seafood off the New England coast. The crab’s population could be thinned if commercial fishing operations harvested the darn things, but there’s no money in it. The solution? Figure out a way to make people want these crabs on their dinner plates. [More]

The Idealist

Personal Info For 200 Million U.S. Voters Left Unsecured Online

A cybersecurity firm says that a database of registered voter information containing personal data on nearly 200 million Americans was left online without proper security by a contractor hired by the Republican National Committee. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

As America’s Malls Wither, Medical Facilities Move In

If you’re looking to open a new medical facility — not just a couple of exam rooms and a reception area, but a proper clinic — you want something affordable, spacious, brightly lit, with good parking, and a central, convenient location. Thanks to the ongoing retail apocalypse, there are dead or dying malls around the country that fit this bill. [More]

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This Tesla Model X Consumes Electricity, Emits Kittens

Tesla’s fancy electric vehicles have been criticized by some car lovers for not having the beloved “purr” of an internal combustion engine. But there is one Tesla that was hiding a “meow” in the bumper. [More]

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Your Holiday Shopping Could Get More Expensive, Thanks To UPS

If you were planning to do your holiday shopping from the comfort of home, scooping up bargains with a click, you should know that you may have to pay a little more this year since UPS is tacking on a holiday delivery surcharge during the busiest weeks of the year. [More]

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Dancing Baby’ YouTube Copyright Case

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Dancing Baby’ YouTube Copyright Case

After 10 years, the legal battle over a silly 29-second YouTube video of a baby dancing to a Prince song has hit a dead end, with the Supreme Court announcing this morning that it will not hear arguments in this high-profile copyright case. [More]

Mark Turnauckas

Could GrubHub Be Amazon’s Next Big Purchase?

On Friday, Amazon announced that it would be acquiring Whole Foods, an upscale grocery chain with stores across the country. Once that deal is complete and the companies have settled into their new relationship, what might Amazon want to acquire next? One investment analyst suggests that maybe what the Everything Store needs next is some food delivery. [More]

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Should Pre-Teens Be Allowed To Own Smartphones?

From their earliest moments, some children are constantly connected to a screen. By the time many kids hit middle school, they already have their own smartphone. However, some parents not only want to limit their kids’ use of these devices, they want the state to ban sales of smartphones to kids under 13. [More]

Petco, Walmart Products Included In Recall Of Potentially Tainted Rawhide Dog Chews

Petco, Walmart Products Included In Recall Of Potentially Tainted Rawhide Dog Chews

The recent recall of potentially contaminated rawhide dog chews has been expanded to now include products sold by Petco, Walmart, and others. [More]

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Baby Born On Flight To India Will Fly Free For Life

If you were really proud of that “punk rock baby” onesie you gave to your friends to celebrate the birth of their new child, you’ve got nothing on one airline that has decided to give a lifetime free travel pass to a baby born mid-flight. [More]

Federal Government Goes To Court To Block Merger Of DraftKings, FanDuel

Federal Government Goes To Court To Block Merger Of DraftKings, FanDuel

As predicted, the Federal Trade Commission is going to court in an attempt to block the merger of daily fantasy sports mega-sites DraftKings and FanDuel. [More]

Supreme Court: It’s Unconstitutional To Reject Potentially Offensive Trademarks

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The Supreme Court has struck down a longstanding clause in federal law that prohibits the Patent and Trademark Office from registering trademarks that “disparage… persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute.” [More]

Consumer Reports

What Will Whole Foods Be Like After Amazon Takes Over?

Now that Jeff Bezos has ordered himself a few billion dollars’ worth of groceries with the purchase of Whole Foods, everyone is wondering what Amazon will do with the 465 stores it will soon own. [More]