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Starbucks to expand delivery service to six more US cities

(SEATTLE) -- Starbucks announced on Tuesday it is expanding its delivery service to six more cities across the U.S.The move comes after the Seattle-based coffee chain says it had a successful test of its Starbucks Delivers service in Miami. That pilot test began last fall.Beginning Tuesday, Starbucks customers in San…... Read More

Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant to provide free meals to furloughed government workers

(RED BANK, N.J.) -- Furloughed federal workers who've been without pay since the government shutdown will get a helping hand on Monday, thanks to rock legend Jon Bon Jovi and others.The rocker's JBJ Soul Kitchen, a Red Bank, New Jersey, community restaurant that allows people to either make a donation…... Read More

Oxfam: Billionaire fortunes grew 12% in 2018 as world's poorest got 11% poorer

(NEW YORK) -- In 2018, billionaire fortunes grew by 12 percent -- about $2.5 billion every day -- as the world's 3.8 billion poorest people lost about 11 percent of their wealth, according to a report by Oxfam launched to coincide with this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The…... Read More

Elon Musk warns 'the road ahead is very difficult' as Tesla lays off 7 percent of workforce

(NEW YORK) -- Tesla announced on Friday that it will cut 7 percent of its workforce, marking the second round of job cuts in just over six months, as it faces the pressure of building and delivering its long-promised, lower-priced Model 3s at scale while keeping costs down. The news…... Read More

Companies disproportionately target black, Latino youth in TV ads for unhealthy foods

BY: DR. ROBIN ORTIZ (NEW YORK) -- Extreme weight gain in children is a dangerous mental and physical health epidemic in the United States, and public health officials have implored children and their parents to lay off the sugar-sweetened beverages, fast food and unhealthy snacks. But according to a report…... Read More

11-year-old girl starts her own business while her mom is furloughed

(NEW YORK) --  An 11-year-old girl whose mom has spent almost a month out of work as a furloughed federal employee created her own business to help her family and others. Bella Berrellez, a fifth-grader in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has sold more than 500 of her handmade sugar body scrubs since…... Read More

'I shouldn't even be here': zTrip driver survives being shot 21 times in robbery attempt

(KANSAS CITY) -- It's been six weeks since Teresa Meitl was shot 21 times within close range and, although she's still recovering in the hospital, she feels grateful to be alive. "It's like a miracle," Meitl, of Kansas City, Missouri, told ABC local station KMBC-TV in a recent interview. "Really,…... Read More

Tesla to cut 7% of its workforce as it focuses on more affordable vehicles

(NEW YORK) -- In an effort to cut costs as it gears up to produce more affordable Model 3 sedans, Tesla announced on Friday it will be cutting approximately 7 percent of its full-time staff.Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained the decision to employees in an email.While noting quarterly figures, Musk…... Read More

Peeps debuting limited-edition marshmallow-flavored cereal

(NEW YORK) -- Kellogg’s has created a limited-edition Peeps marshmallow-flavored cereal that will be rolling onto shelves nationwide before Easter.The cereal is inspired by the popular chick and bunny-shaped Easter treat.The sweet whole grain cereal will mimic Peep’s traditional springtime colors, while marshmallows that look like mini-versions of Peeps themselves…... Read More

How Russia used Facebook to expand the Kremlin's messaging

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook removed more than 250 pages on Thursday for “coordinated inauthentic behavior" masquerading as special interest groups when they were actually meant to expand the reach of the Kremlin’s media agency, Rossiya Segodnya, according to the digital investigators that led a parallel investigation.The campaign focused on amplifying…... Read More

Amazon for Teens has arrived, but parents will still be picking up the tab

(NEW YORK) -- Amazon launched "Amazon for Teens" on Thursday, a program that gives teens their own profiles — even if the tab is picked up by their parents.Teens will be able to "search, browse, read recommendations and place orders on their own," according to the company's announcement on its…... Read More