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  • FDA proposes first rules regulating safety of pet food, animal feed

    The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate the safety of pet food and animal feed for the first time. The regulations call for production guidelines that would minimize risks and prevent outbreaks of food-borne illness. The...
  • Starbucks offers free coffee to urge end to shutdown stalemate

    Starbucks offers free coffee to urge end to shutdown stalemate
    With the federal government now in its second week of the shutdown and legislators at an impasse, Starbucks Corp. is hoping to set an example for Washington by offering free coffee. Wednesday through Friday, the Seattle java chain will give customers...
  • Consumer confidence hits six-year high on rising stock, home prices

    Consumer confidence hits six-year high on rising stock, home prices
    WASHINGTON -- Americans are more optimistic about the economy than at any time since the Great Recession as rising home and stock prices boosted consumer confidence this month to a six-year high. The consumer sentiment index from the University of...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign

    Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign
    A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut. Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
  • Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts

    Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts
    Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds. The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
  • Candy is No. 1 culprit in serious choking incidents among kids

    Candy is No. 1 culprit in serious choking incidents among kids
    Every day, 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for choking on food, and the food they’re most likely to be choking on is candy, according to a new study. Hard candy accounted for 15.5% of the nonfatal choking incidents documented in...
  • Dow finishes year up 26.5% in record year for stocks

    NEW YORK -- Stocks closed at all-time highs, finishing this year's epic rally with yet another record. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 72.37 points, or 0.4%, to 16,576.66 on the last trading day of 2013. For the year, the index of blue-chip stocks...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Consumer confidence up slightly in August, Conference Board says

    Consumer confidence up slightly in August, Conference Board says
    WASHINGTON -- Americans felt slightly better about the short-term economic outlook this month with consumer confidence rebounding unexpectedly after slipping in July, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The group's index rose to 81.5 in August from 81...
  • Burger King launches low-fat French fries

    Burger King launches low-fat French fries
    Burger King has launched a low-fat, crinkle-cut French fry to appeal to health-conscious consumers, the second-largest burger chain announced Tuesday. Dubbed "Satisfries," the new fries are taking aim at the fried spuds from rival McDonald's. Burger...
  • Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay

    Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay
    WASHINGTON -- As the nation fast approaches its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Tuesday issued his strongest warning yet to Congress about the economic consequences of waiting until just before the deadline to pass an increase. "Trying to...
  • Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean

    Tom Shea, president, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean
    Last week: Congrats to a 64-year-old dreamer. Many of us were here in 1978 when Diana Nyad made her first attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. That it took five tries makes her triumph even more inspirational.  As she said "you are never too old to chase...