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FICO Changes Could Lower Your Credit Score

(CNN) - It's that pesky number that determines your financial trustworthiness and millions of Americans could see it drop in 2020 thanks to a change in how it's calculated. FICO scores are the most widely used credit scores in…

Obama Portraits To Go On Year-Long National Tour

(CNN) - The official portraits of the Obamas will go on a national tour next year. The Smithsonian National Portrait gallery made the announcement on Thursday. The official portraits of president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were…

Surgeon General Releases Report To Help Smokers Quit

(CNN) - The U.S. Surgeon General wants to help people stop smoking. A new report by the surgeon general released on Thursday, aims to point out how beneficial it is to quit smoking at any age. The report is…

CDC Testing 'Several People' In Us For Coronavirus

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's testing several people in the U.S. for possible the Wuhan coronavirus. The virus has killed 17 people and sickened more than 500 others, most of them in China.…

Help Name The Mars 2020 Rover

(CNN) - NASA is asking for your help, to help it pick the name for its next Mars rover. The agency originally received 28,000 pitches, coming from U.S. students ranging from kindergarten to high school. Volunteer judges whittled that…

Trump Admin Takes Aim At Birth Tourism

(CNN) - Birth tourism; that's when a pregnant woman travels to the U.S. to have a child is now a target of the Trump administration. The practice allows foreign nationals to give birth on U.S. soil to ensure their…

U.S. Bonds Hit Market For 1st Time Since 1986

(CNN) - What's old is new again in the U.S. bond market. The U.S. Treasury has a solution to the deficit, other than just printing more money. It is bringing back a bond it hasn't been issued since 1986.…

Baby Stroller Recalled Due To Fall Risk

(CNN) - Some baby-strollers, sold at Target and on Amazon are being recalled. The company Baby Tren is pulling four mini-strollers from its Tango line. Officials with the consumer product safety commission say the stroller's hinge joints can release…

CA: 4th Horse Death Of 2020 At Santa Anita Park

(CNN) - Three horses have died in just the last three days at Santa Anita park in California. In total, four race horses have been put down at the park so far this month. Officials say the most recent…

USDA Proposes Changes To School Lunches

(CNN) - French fries, pizza and hamburgers may become more common in school cafeterias. The Department of Agriculture is proposing revisions to rules that govern the nutritional content of food served in schools. According to the Washington Post, the…

New Home Sales Highest In 13 Years

(CNN) - America just had its best month for new home construction in 13 years. The Census Bureau released the data Friday. New home construction reached an annual rate of 1.6 million homes in December. That's nearly 17% higher…

CDC: Flu Killed 39 Children, Virus Activity Declining

(CNN) - Flu activity across the United States dropped for the second week in a row; this as seven more children died from it. That brings the total for the season, which started September 29th; to 39. The CDC…

States Sue USDA Over Food Stamps Requirement

(CNN) - More than a dozen states plus the District of Columbia are suing the USDA over new work requirements for food stamp recipients. Under the new rule, going into effect in April, more recipients will have to work…

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over

(CNN) - The CDC and the FDA say a nationwide E. Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over. The agencies announced that the months-long outbreak ended on Wednesday. The romaine in question was grown in Salinas, California. Starting…

TSA: New Record For Guns Caught At Airports

(CNN) - The Transportation Security Administration says it took a record-high number of guns at airport checkpoints across the U.S. in 2019. TSA officers found more than 4,400 guns in carry-on bags or on passengers. That's up 5% from…

2019 Second Hottest Year On Earth

(CNN) - NOAA and NASA scientists agree: 2019 was earth's second hottest year on record. They made the announcement in their annual global climate assessment on Wednesday. 2016 still holds the top spot for all time high temps. But…

FDA: Weight Loss Drug May Increase Cancer Risk

(CNN) - The prescription weight loss medicine Belviq might be associated with an increased risk of cancer. That's according to a warning issued Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration. It's based on the results of clinical trials assessing…

Study: Employees Quit Jobs Due To Lack Of Progression

(CNN) - It seems opportunities to advance at work are worth more than money. Careeraddict.com revealed the results of its work survey Tuesday. They asked nearly 1,000 career-driven individuals to rate the reasons they would decide to quit their…

Census To Spend $500M On 2020 Count

(CNN) - The 2020 Census is about to begin and the Census Bureau is spending a pretty penny to make sure people respond. It's rolling out a half billion dollar marketing campaign. That's more than $1.00 per person living…

NSA Alerted Microsoft To Windows Security Flaw

(CNN) - Microsoft is fixing a major flaw in its Windows operating system that could be exploited by hackers. The National Security Agency says it recently alerted Microsoft to the security flaw. The problem concerns a feature that verifies…

Toyota Recalls Nearly 700K Vehicles Due To Fuel Pump

(CNN) - If you're the owner of a newer model Toyota or Lexus, listen up. Toyota has announced a safety recall that involves nearly 700,000 vehicles from 2018 and 2019. According to the auto maker, the fuel pumps on…

Federal Budget Deficit Tops $1 Trillion In 2019

(CNN) - For the first time in seven years; the U.S. found itself in a trillion dollar hole. The federal government's budget deficit was released Monday by the Treasury Department. According to the data; the government spent $1 trillion…

Jeff Bezos Slammed Over Australia Donation

(CNN) - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who's net worth is over $100 billion; made a donation to help bushfire in Australia and apparently it's not enough for some people. Bezos pledged $690,000 to the Australian wildlife recovery on Sunday…

TSA Screened Nearly 44 Mil People During Holiday Travel

(CNN) - Travelers this holiday season may have noticed airports seemed busier than years passed. The Transportation Security Administration says it screened nearly 44 million passengers between December 19th and January 5th. That's a four percent increase from the…

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