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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Facebook and Instagram will tell you usage time

Users can now see if they’re addicted to social media Starting Wednesday, Facebook and Instagram users will be able to track how much time they spend on the applications. This includes data about the time spent daily and weekly, an option to stop push notifications for specific timeframes, and a self-implemented cutoff time for social […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 2, 2018
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Huawei becomes second largest smartphone seller

Huawei is thriving…for now Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei announced this week that it has surpassed Apple as the second largest mover of smartphones. The company reported that in the second quarter of this year, they sold roughly 54 million phones, which represents a 40 percent year-over-year increase according to various research firms. In fact, last […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 2, 2018
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Kroger may ban Visa cards

Do you take Visa? Supermarket chain Kroger announced that it may ban Visa cards from its store because of the fees the credit card company charges per transaction. In fact, some of its subsidiaries have already taken action. California-based Foods Co. announced that it will stop accepting Visa debit and credit cards in August across […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 2, 2018
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Facebook removes Russian-linked accounts

When it rains, it pours Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has removed multiple accounts that they believe are attached to Russians targeting US political elections. Facebook told lawmakers that over 30 accounts were likely linked to Russia, who used the pages to push political agendas. For example, the pages and events featured an anti-“Unite […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 1, 2018
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BMW to increase prices due to tariffs

Tariffs continue to impact companies BMW announced over the weekend that it is raising the price of its SUVs in China because of the steep cost of tariffs on US imports. The two SUVs that will be affected are the X5 and X6 SUVs – their prices will likely increase from anywhere between four and […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 30, 2018
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GM reduces profit expectations

Tariffs hit GM General Motors (GM) reported on Wednesday that they will post fewer earnings than they originally anticipated. The forecasted drop stems from the increase of aluminum and steel from President Trump’s tariffs. In fact, according to Reuters, their costs are expected to rise $500 million to a whopping $1 billion. However, CFO Chuck […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 26, 2018
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3D airport scanners could make travelling even easier

Baggage check may be speeding up soon In London’s Heathrow Airport, security is testing new 3D scanners that would permit passengers to keep all of their belongings in their carry-on bags. The technology allows Transportation Security Administration workers to see all individual items in your bag, including liquids, laptops, and potential explosives. This means that […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 24, 2018
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TPS Has Been Extended For Somali Refugees

On Thursday, the US homeland security department announced that around 500 Somalians will be allowed in the US until March of 2020, despite Trump’s anti-immigration policies. These Somalis have escaped the drought and terrorism going on in their home country. Among Trump’s efforts to end immigration, the temporary protected status (TPS) program has yet to […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • July 23, 2018
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