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Whether from an antique shop or discount store, toxic lead items are easy to buy

A vintage military-style trunk she bought at an eastern Michigan flea market when she was a teenager became a staple of Jennifer Poupard's life. Poupard, now 37, originally bought it to store her CDs. Over the years, the trunk — styled with leather handles and metal buckles — served as a container for shoes, as a coffee table and as a... go to Article >

Major credit card companies are making it easier to track gun sales

13 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

NEW YORK — Payment processor Visa Inc. said Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops, a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude... read more

A new credit card code is a first step toward preventing gun violence, advocates say

9 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Gun control advocates are cheering a new change in the credit card industry that they say could help prevent gun violence. This week, credit card companies Visa, Mastercard and American Express all said they would adopt a new code to categorize... read more

These are some of the ways inflation is changing Americans' spending habits

34 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

With inflation near a four-decade high, American shoppers are watching their pennies and adjusting their spending habits – and the businesses that cater to them are taking notice. The change in spending is affecting retailers across the country,... read more

How to get rid of medical debt — or avoid it in the first place

85 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Lori Mangum was 32 when apple-sized tumors sprouted on her head. Now — six years and 10 surgeries later — the skin cancer is gone. But her pain lives on, in the form of medical debt. Even with insurance, Mangum paid $36,000 out-of-pocket, charges... read more

2022/09/24 17:00 GMT

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2022/09/24 18:00 GMT

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Tropical Storm Ian threatens the Caribbean, Florida with possible hurricane conditions

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Officials in the Caribbean and Florida are warning residents to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ian, an intensifying storm that's expected to grow into a hurricane over the weekend. The weather system currently churning southeast of... read more

Russians flee military duty

0 Days ago News Source: Bbc.co.uk

Increased numbers of Russians are continuing to leave the country since President Putin announced the partial mobilisation. The queue on the border between Georgia and Russia has grown ten kilometres long as men attempt to avoid the draft. Also... read more

Pharoah Sanders, giant of spirit-driven jazz, dies at 81

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Pharoah Sanders, the revered and influential tenor saxophonist who explored and extended the boundaries of his instrument, notably alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died on Saturday morning in Los Angeles. His death was announced in a post on... read more

NASA delays the Artemis 1 moon mission for a third time as a tropical storm approaches

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

The Artemis 1 moon mission has been delayed, not once, not twice, but now three times. The launch was scheduled for Tuesday, but NASA announced on Saturday that it had decided to postpone the mission in response to Tropical Storm Ian, which... read more

2022/09/24 13:00 GMT

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