McDonald's Pulls Salads From Thousands of Restaurants as Parasite Outbreak Escalates

McDonald's Pulls Salads From Thousands of Restaurants as Parasite Outbreak Escalates

McDonalds has stopped serving salads at 3,000 restaurants in 14 states following reports linking the dishes to an outbreak of intestinal parasites. Cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by a single-celled parasite, have surged in recent weeks, and some cases have been linked to McDonald’s salads by state departments of public health in Illinois […]

Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday's $340 million lottery jackpot?

Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday's $340 million lottery jackpot?

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has climbed past one-third of a billion dollars, a very hefty payout for someone with the right numbers. Here are the winning numbers in Friday’s drawing: 21-22-39-59-68; Mega Ball: 02; Megaplier: 2X The estimated jackpot for the drawing is $340 million. The cash option is about $204 million. If no […]

McDonald's salad suspected in parasite outbreak

McDonald's salad suspected in parasite outbreak

Public health officials are investigating an outbreak of intestinal illnesses in Illinois and Iowa that affected dozens of consumers who ate salads from McDonald’s. Illinois is reporting 90 cases since mid-May linked to the cyclospora parasite, with more than 20 of those cases involving consumers who ate salads at McDonald’s restaurants. Iowa has recorded 15 cases […]

Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Talcum Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Talcum Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in a Missouri circuit court awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to the women, […]

Microsoft partners with cloud-data startup Snowflake, as some retailers demand Amazon alternatives

Microsoft partners with cloud-data startup Snowflake, as some retailers demand Amazon alternatives

Hot enterprise-focused start-up Snowflake Computing said Thursday that it’s making its software available on Microsoft’s Azure public cloud. Previously Snowflake, which people can use to store and run queries on data, only ran on the Amazon cloud. The development is a good sign for Microsoft, which lags behind Amazon in the cloud infrastructure business. Snowflake […]

Elon Musk promises to fix Flint's water wherever it's needed

Elon Musk promises to fix Flint's water wherever it's needed

Elon Musk. Getty Images Elon Musk’s kid-size sub wasn’t able to save the kids trapped in a Thailand cave — they’re safe and sound anyhow — but now the Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Company entrepreneur is on another humanitarian mission.  Musk tweeted on Wednesday that he will personally fund fixing the notorious water in Flint, Michigan […]

Global stocks slump as US steps up trade war

Global stocks slump as US steps up trade war

The Trump administration’s latest shot in the trade war with China has sent shudders through global financial markets. The US government said it was readying new tariffs of 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, releasing a list including fruit and vegetables, handbags and baseball gloves. The Shanghai Composite fell 1.8% and Hong Kong’s […]

Southwest Airlines will no longer serve peanuts, citing allergy concerns

Southwest Airlines will no longer serve peanuts, citing allergy concerns

Southwest Airlines has touted fares so low passengers can “fly for peanuts.” But as of Aug. 1, the nuts will no longer fly. Dallas-based Southwest cited concerns about passengers with allergies in the decision, announced Tuesday, to drop the free packets of peanuts from the in-flight snack menu. “Our ultimate goal is to create an […]

Smucker is saying goodbye to the Pillsbury Doughboy

Smucker is saying goodbye to the Pillsbury Doughboy

J.M. Smucker is offloading the Pillsbury Doughboy and other baking brands. The company — known for products like Smucker’s jam, Jif peanut butter and Folgers coffee — announced Monday that it would sell its baking business to private equity firm Brynwood Partners for $375 million. The deal includes the Pillsbury, Hungry Jack, Martha White, White […]

US Stocks Build on Gains After Strong Jobs Report

US Stocks Build on Gains After Strong Jobs Report

Updated July 9, 2018 9:56 a.m. ET U.S. stocks climb Commodity prices jump Investors looking ahead to earnings season U.S. stocks extended their recent rally Monday as investors focused on a strong jobs report from late last week and the coming earnings season, despite heightened trade tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 125 points, […]

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