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Jessica Alba’s Honest company under fire over sunscreen

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company is under fire. The actress’ company, which markets “safe and eco-friendly household and baby care products,” got burned after consumers came out in droves, saying the company’s sunscreen doesn’t provide much sun protection at all. The company touts the product in question as an SPF 30 sunscreen, with “broad spectrum, mineral-based protection.” Consumers took to Twitter ...

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Next Round: Craft beer continues its rise

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The odds that your next round will be a craft beer continues to increase. That’s because craft breweries across the U.S. produced 16% more beer during the first six months of 2015, according to data released last week by the Brewers Association, the trade group that represents small, independent brewers. About 12.2 million barrels were produced and sold from January-June 2015, ...

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Auto sales expected to keep rolling along

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With July new vehicle sales expected to come in at an annual rate above 17 million for the third straight month on Monday, most economic signals show that the boom times have another year, possibly 18 months, to run, analysts and economists said. The perfect potion of easy credit, falling gas prices and pentup demand keeps showroom traffic flowing steadily. ...

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FERGUSON SPURS 40 NEW STATE MEASURES; ACTIVISTS WANT MORE

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public. The result: Twenty-four states have passed at least 40 new ...

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Is Joe Biden reconsidering a presidential run?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a possible 2016 presidential run after largely putting aside such deliberations during his son’s illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to ...

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Buffett, Musk to spark a lithium boom

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The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral and the hottest commodity on the energy investor’s radar. It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, ...

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New DIY home sales options can save you money

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Decades ago, enlisting a real estate agent was your sole way to buy or sell a property. But now, thanks to easy access to property data and the rise of online services that let you schedule showing times with a swipe of your smartphone, consumers have plenty of options to take more control. And by taking on some of the ...

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How to plug Social Security tax drain and keep more money

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Deciding when to start taking Social Security benefits depends on many factors, including how long you expect to live and the amount of financial resources at your disposal. Income taxes and withdrawals from other retirement accounts also can influence the decision, yet these factors often don’t get as much attention as they should. So says a new report from Prudential ...

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Jeb Bush and Ben Carson Only 2 of 16 GOP Candidates to Speak at Urban League Conference

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Organizers said other Republican candidates were invited but declined, citing scheduling conflicts. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton slammed Republican candidate Jeb Bush on racial issues Friday during a speech at a National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., contending that his campaign slogan, “Right to Rise,” is an insult to people of color. The slogan fits the old ...

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Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. Police reported three deaths — two men shot Thursday and one on Friday. ...

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