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It Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend in Most of US -- Here Is How to Treat Heat Illness

It Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend in Most of US — Here Is How to Treat Heat Illness

This weekend will be a real scorcher in two-thirds of the United States. Temperatures will exceed upper 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will feel like over 100. Some cities on ...
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Best New Car Brands of 2019

One of the most carefully followed new car brand rating reports -- the J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Survey -- was released today. The survey influences new car buyers as ...
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Rising Temperatures Could Kill 17% of Sea Life by Century’s End

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that global warming could trigger the death of 17% of sea life by the end of ...
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This Baseball Team Draws Practically No Fans to Their Games

Baseball is a 162 game sprint, every season between April and September. At the end of the sprint is the World Series. Over that period MLB teams make money several ...
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Will Gap Close All Its Stores?

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has disappointed investors again, and they have paid the price. Revenue for its most recent quarter was down 2% to $3.7 billion. That does not tell ...
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One of Asia’s Smallest Countries Now Has a More Competitive Economy Than the US

Singapore, the small island city-state, has taken the crown of the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual, widely followed, study. The United States dropped to third ...
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Mount Everest Is Not the Tallest Peak in the World, This Volcano Is

The peak of Mount Everest, where 11 people have died in the last week, is 29,035 feet above sea level. That makes it, according to almost every measure, the world's ...
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Future of American Press Get Boost as Gannett Board Stays in Place

Apparently, the board of America's largest newspaper chain, Gannett Co Inc. (NYSE: GCI), will be reelected at the company annual meeting. Another newspaper chain, Digital First Media, had pressed ...
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These American Companies Have the Most to Lose from the China Trade War

The trade skirmish between China and the United States has become a full-blown trade war. The United States has raised tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods from 10% to ...
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1939’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ Remains the Top-Grossing Movie of All Time

"Gone With the Wind," the lavish romantic movie about the Civil War and the years just afterward, based on a best-selling novel, remains the top-grossing movie of all time. On ...
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1939’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ Remains the Top-Grossing Movie of All Time

"Gone With the Wind," the lavish romantic movie about the Civil War and the years just afterward, based on a best-selling novel, remains the top-grossing movie of all time. On ...
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Samsung Reputation Hammered as It Delays Galaxy Fold Launch

After an army of reviewers criticized the new Samsung Fold for defects, the company has announced it will delay the release of the ultra-expensive smartphone. The decision is bound to ...
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Microsoft Market Cap Touches $1 Trillion

After reporting strong earnings, Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) market capitalization reached $1 trillion. The stock is up about 25% this year. The basic numbers: Microsoft Corp. today announced the ...
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Oil Rises After Washington Post Reports Iran Oil Sanctions to Tighten

Eight nations will be allowed to import oil from Iran under new U.S. section rules against the country, but waivers will end for all others. The Washington Post reports ...
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McDonald’s CEO Makes an Hour What the Average Worker Makes a Year

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) has been among the American companies that pay its workers the least. As some evidence of the ongoing pay problem at the fast-food chain, the ...
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