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  • US/World

    ‘Fight for $15’ protests sweeping the country

    by CBS News on Nov 29, 10:47

    CHICAGO – A national day of protests for a higher minimum wage is seeing demonstrations from O’Hare Airport in Chicago to Kansas City to Los Angeles. The national “Fight For $15” protest is the latest in the fight for a $15-per-hour minimum wage. Protesters called the day of action “Disruption Tuesday.” Fast food employees, child […]

  • Money

    Fake shopping apps offer back door for thieves

    by CBS News on Nov 28, 20:34

    There is no better time than the holidays for scammers to prey on smartphone users. Consumers on this Cyber Monday will fill their digital shopping carts in record numbers. Online sales today are expected to reach more than $3 billion, and with more than 85 percent of shoppers doing their buying on smartphones, criminals are […]

  • US/World

    At least 8 injured in Ohio State University attack; 1 suspect dead

    by CBS News on Nov 28, 9:35

    Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 12:43 PM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police said they killed at least one suspect during an active shooter lockdown at Ohio State University on Monday morning, reports CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS. It is not clear whether there are more suspects. Ohio State University officials have canceled classes for the day. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Jill Stein files for a presidential election recount in Wisconsin

    by CBS News on Nov 25, 14:51

    The Green Party’s Jill Stein has officially requested a recount in Wisconsin, where Donald Trump currently holds a lead of 27,257 votes over Hillary Clinton. The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that it received Stein’s petition Friday. “The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States,” […]

  • Business/Economy

    ‘Cyber Friday,’ anyone? Online sales besting in-store sales

    by CBS News on Nov 25, 9:51

    Clicks are on course to surpass bricks over the Thanksgiving holiday for the first time, as more shoppers migrate online from physical stores. The four-day weekend marks the unofficial start of the year-end retail frenzy. Shoppers will spend an estimated 51 percent of their holiday budgets this weekend via e-commerce, according to a survey by […]

  • US/World

    Meet the youth suing their state government over climate change

    by CBS News on Nov 25, 7:21

    SEATTLE — Eight children asked a judge to find Washington in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming. The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, asked a state […]

  • Health

    How bagged salads can increase salmonella risk

    by CBS News on Nov 18, 16:40

    The juices from bagged chopped salad leaves can increase the risk of salmonella, a pathogen that’s one of the most common causes of food poisoning, say the authors of a new study. Researchers from the University of Leicester, in England, wanted to understand why bagged leafy greens are sometimes at the root of food poisoning […]

  • Lifestyle

    Biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years, predicts AAA

    by CBS News on Nov 15, 9:13

    The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years. The auto club AAA forecasts that 48.7 million Americans will travel, the busiest Thanksgiving period on U.S. roads and skies since 2007, the year before the global financial crisis plunged the U.S. economy into a deep recession. […]

  • Health

    Celebrex arthritis drug safety study surprises heart experts

    by CBS News on Nov 13, 16:02

    Back in 2004, a popular arthritis drug called Vioxx was pulled off the market when studies showed daily long-term use could increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and death. “This was one of the most important safety events really in recent medical history,” Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the first […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Wallet ready? You’ll soon be able to shop directly on Instagram

    by CBS News on Nov 11, 21:14

    Next time you’re lost in a sea of engagement pictures, election memes, and carefully curated food porn on Instagram, you may find yourself reaching for your wallet. Instagram is going to start testing a way for users to shop directly from the app, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday. The trial, which begins […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Details revealed about Trump’s transition briefing, possible cabinet appointees

    by CBS News on Nov 09, 11:27

    Senior Donald Trump transition staff will conduct their first briefing with the president-elect this afternoon at New York’s Trump Tower, two sources familiar with the planning tell CBS News. The key subject of the briefing is filling cabinet posts. Trump will be presented the top recommendations for cabinet secretaries. The team is also prepared to […]

  • News

    Obama on election: ‘Remember that we’re actually all on one team’

    by CBS News on Nov 09, 10:56

      President Obama on Wednesday emphasized the importance of a peaceful transition of power to Donald Trump and he attempted to reassure disappointed Americans that the most important priority is uniting the country. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, Mr. Obama said he spoke to president-elect Trump around 3:30 a.m. ET and also spoke […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Hillary Clinton: We owe Donald Trump ‘an open mind and a chance to lead’

    by CBS News on Nov 09, 7:52

    Hillary Clinton conceded the U.S. presidential election publicly to Donald Trump in a pained speech Wednesday morning, hours after the race was called and Trump declared victory with 289 electoral votes, even as a few states remained to be tallied. “Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of […]

  • Health

    Why aren’t doctors prescribing the cheaper EpiPen alternative?

    by CBS News on Nov 06, 18:35

    It has been available for years, it’s a fraction of the cost and doctors say it is as safe and effective as the brand name EpiPen device. So why aren’t they prescribing the generic version of the lifesaving epinephrine injector? Marketing and semantics may be to blame, CBS San Francisco consumer-investigative reporter Julie Watts reported. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Behind the FBI’s decision to disclose new Clinton email probe

    by CBS News on Oct 31, 11:56

    Law enforcement officials said FBI investigators obtained a search warrant and are reviewing thousands of emails found on a laptop used by Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. FBI director James Comey is facing intense scrutiny for violating protocol and telling Congress about the investigation days before the election. […]

  • Business/Economy

    Retailers hold the line on holiday hires — except one

    by CBS News on Oct 18, 7:31

    Even though analysts forecast that holiday spending will increase this year, the number of seasonal hires is likely to hold steady or even be lower than last year’s pace. Why? Consumers are flocking to the internet rather than the mall. The trend is changing both those doing the hiring as well as the skills required […]

  • Health

    Drug crisis boosts supply of organ transplants

    by CBS News on Oct 11, 11:34

    The spike America has seen in drug overdose deaths in recent years has provided an unexpected lifesaving benefit for others by increasing the number of desperately needed organ transplants. So far this year, 12 percent of deceased organ donors in the U.S. died of drug intoxication, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) […]

  • US/World

    Matthew flooding kills at least 10, strands 1,500 in North Carolina alone

    by CBS News on Oct 10, 6:58

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The flooding disaster is forecast to slowly unfold over the next several days as all that rain from Hurricane Matthew – more than a foot in places – flows into rivers and downstream, likely causing more inundation in many of the same places devastated by a similar deluge from Hurricane Floyd in […]

  • Weather News

    ‘Worst of it is yet to come’: Hurricane Matthew hammers Florida

    by CBS News on Oct 07, 6:51

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Hurricane Matthew scraped Florida’s Atlantic coast early Friday, toppling trees onto homes and knocking out power to more than half-million people but sparing some of the most heavily populated stretches of shoreline the catastrophic blow many had feared. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles […]

  • Money

    What’s the right retirement savings target for millennials?

    by CBS News on Oct 06, 15:25

    A new study by NerdWallet reveals that 22 percent of pay could be the new retirement savings goal for millennials. If you add this to what it’s costing them to repay student debt, higher housing costs and an uncertain job market, no wonder so many millennials may feel doomed financially. But will they really need […]