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Select lots of Jif peanut butter are recalled due to Salmonella scare

Before you make that PB&J, you may want to make sure your peanut butter hasn’t been recalled. The U.S. Food & Drug Administation (FDA) said Friday that the J.M. Smucker Co. SJM, -0.83% is “recalling select Jif peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination.” The FDA noted that Salmonella is “an organism …

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Nestle rushes shipments of baby formula from Netherlands, Switzerland to help U.S. shortages

Nestle rushes shipments of baby formula from Netherlands, Switzerland to help U.S. shortages

Nestlé said Tuesday that it is rushing shipments of baby formulas to the U.S. to assist with a nationwide shortage that began late last year due to supply-chain disruptions.  “We have significantly increased the amount of our infant formula available to consumers by ramping up production and accelerating general product availability to retailers and online, …

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Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement The researchers issued a stark warning regarding remote learning for children. Read More Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ — and says employers ‘always say’ there’s a labor …

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America split itself into tribes over abortion, climate change and immigration, Harvard professors say

America split itself into tribes over abortion, climate change and immigration, Harvard professors say

New research from Harvard University economists looks at political polarization in response to wealthy Americans prioritizing moral issues, even if these moral issues are split along party lines. The paper was released on Monday, hours before Politico reported that the U.S. Supreme Court appears set to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The …

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Dr. Oz, an ex-Bridgewater CEO and the ‘gentle giant’: How the Pennsylvania Senate race could shake up national politics

Dr. Oz, an ex-Bridgewater CEO and the ‘gentle giant’: How the Pennsylvania Senate race could shake up national politics

Pennsylvania primary voters are preparing to head to the polls on May 17 to decide who will represent the Republican and Democratic parties in a pivotal November election that could determine which party holds the U.S. Senate for the next two years. Democrats see the race as their best chance to flip a seat now …

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Nestle reports higher sales, backs outlook as it lifts prices to combat inflationary costs

Nestle reports higher sales, backs outlook as it lifts prices to combat inflationary costs

Nestle SA said Thursday that sales rose in the first quarter as the company stepped up pricing against significant cost inflation and backed its full-year outlook. The Swiss consumer-goods giant NSRGY, +0.08% NESN, +1.41% reported quarterly sales of 22.24 billion Swiss francs ($23.43 billion), from CHF21.09 billion in the previous-year period. Analysts had forecast sales …

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'The weight of this debt is crushing': I'm 74, and a retired speech-language pathologist with a student-loan debt of $200K. Am I obliged to pay it off?

‘The graveyard shift is the most understaffed:’ I wait tables on the Las Vegas Strip. Our drunk customers often don’t tip. How can I persuade my boss to add a service charge?

Dear Quentin,  I currently work at a fast-casual restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. I have worked at the company for three years. I work at the busiest outlet of this restaurant in the world. During the slow winter months, this restaurant makes an average of $130,000 a week. During the summer months, we make …

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So much for scratch cooking: Why your favorite restaurant may be relying on frozen foods

So much for scratch cooking: Why your favorite restaurant may be relying on frozen foods

As the owner of a busy diner in the heart of New York City, Stathis Antonakopoulos prides himself on serving freshly prepared food to a loyal clientele.  But these days, Antonakopoulos says he’s had to cut some corners to keep his Carnegie Diner & Cafe afloat. A perfect case in point: When it comes to …

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‘Enough touchscreen tipping already! I’m over it’: Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, do I have to tip for coffee, ice cream and takeout? Am I being cheap?

I recently bought an ice cream cone at a nearby parlor. It’s a big-name joint and I won’t name it here, but suffice it to say you can pay up to $8 for a carryout cone or a cup. The line is out the door, especially in the evening.  At lunchtime, I like to buy …

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Review: As Americans embrace alcohol-free beverages, here's an 'un-wine' to sip

Review: As Americans embrace alcohol-free beverages, here’s an ‘un-wine’ to sip

The bottle Jukes Cordialities, $48.50 per box of nine 1-ounce bottles The back story Are you ready to unwind with some un-wine? How else to explain Jukes Cordialities, a non-alcoholic beverage brand launched in 2020 by British-based wine writer Matthew Jukes? The idea here is to somewhat replicate the flavor and, um, spirit of vino …

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