Blender blunder? Vitamix is recalling over a thousand blenders

Vitamix announced on Monday that it will recall roughly 105,000 blenders after multiple consumers cut their hands on the blades. The company stated on its website, “Vitamix has received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers’ hands came in contact with exposed blades.” This occurs after the main portion of the blender is separated for cleaning, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 15, 2018
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Nasal spray recalled, your health at risk?

Nasal nightmare CVS Health’s 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist is one product that was removed from shelves on Wednesday after the FDA found that the nasal spray contained a microbiological contaminant. FDA officials state that the contaminant is called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a clear liquid that can lead to infection in the colon. In fact, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 13, 2018
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Florida-Based Company ‘College Hunks Hauling Junk’ Makes Moving Less Stressful

Moving company, College Hunks Hauling Junk, is headquartered in Tampa Florida and has been posting strong numbers since their appearance on Shark Tank. The company started in 2003 when founders Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman were attending the University of Miami. They are running the business out of a 10,000-square foot building in Ybor City […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • August 10, 2018
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Co-working spaces become increasingly popular for businesses

Are offices becoming obsolete? Business workers in myriad industries have taken to co-working spaces over offices in recent years. Indeed, this theme has become present in startup-friendly cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Phoenix. These spaces usually offer cheaper options for growing businesses, as they have affordable monthly rates instead of a […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 30, 2018
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“Papa John” will sue Papa John’s

Papa John’s problems continue Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, also known as “Papa John,” will file a lawsuit against Papa John’s to access company records. Schnatter believes that he was treated unfairly following his racial slur in a media session. He explains that instead of defending him, the company threw him under the bus and […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 27, 2018
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Baltimore bans sugared drinks from kids’ menus

Sugared drinks ban not so sweet for restaurants Baltimore announced Wednesday that sugared drinks will now be banned from kids’ menus in the entire city. The city is the largest to do so, passing the Baltimore City Healthy Kids Meals Bill in April and putting it into effect this week. Restaurants who fail to comply […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 20, 2018
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Airbnb will be regulated in New York City

City Council challenges Airbnb New York City’s City Council voted on Wednesday to move a bill forward that will block rental services like Airbnb. For hosts to continue renting their space short-term, they will need to register their space with the Office of Special Enforcement. If the bill passes, Airbnb will have to give the […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 20, 2018
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European Commission fines Google $5 billion

Google faces another European lawsuit The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it is fining Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for forcing its Google apps onto smartphone users. Antitrust official Margrethe Vestager had this to say about the fine: Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine. They […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 19, 2018
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Small marijuana companies cut prices as regulation nears

Weed regulations weeding out smaller firms Starting July 1, marijuana retailers must meet strict safety requirements in order to sell. Because of these approaching regulations, smaller companies that grow in less regulated environments are selling for much cheaper prices. The state policy gave all marijuana sellers a 6-month window to sell their products before being […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 30, 2018
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