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U-Haul to implement policy allowing employers to decline to hire smokers

(CNN) — iI you’re a smoker mark U-Haul off the list of potential employers. The company says it will stop hiring people who use nicotine in 21 states. Those states allow an employer to decline to hire someone based on their nicotine use. U-Haul will implement the policy February first. The policy won’t apply to current employees. People seeking U-Haul…

‘National Returns Day’ is today and shipping companies are ready for biggest day of returns

(CNN) Shipping companies are preparing for millions of people to return all those Christmas gifts that didn’t quite make the cut. In fact, January second could be the biggest day ever for holiday gift returns. Several shipping companies have dubbed it “National Returns Day.” UPS expects a record one point nine million packages to be returned next Thursday January 2nd….

New drug is approved by the FDA for pancreatic cancer patients

Image: CNN (CNN) — There’s a new treatment option for pancreatic cancer patients here in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of “Lynparza, “a drug that’s already used to treat ovarian and breast cancer. The medication is approved for pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors didn’t grow after at least 16-weeks of chemotherapy. The…

Top tech sellers that flew off shelves in 2019

(CNN) 20-19 belonged to Apple  when it came to tech sales. vo According to Webbush Securities, the company’s I-Phone was the best-selling tech product of the year. Apple also took the number two slot for 2019 with an estimated 65 million pairs of Air Pods sold. Amazon claimed the number three spot with its Echo line of speakers. Categories: Digital…

Some suffering through ‘National Hangover Day’

(CNN) — – If you’re starting 2020 with a headache and an uneasy stomach, chances are you’re not alone…New Years day is also ‘National Hangover Day’. There are many myths on how to remedy a hangover like eating carb and protein heavy meals or hair of the dog, but research says drinking more alcohol is the worst thing you can…

Americans are buying fewer cigarettes according to new report

(CNN) — -According to a recent report by the federal trade commission, Americans are buying fewer cigarettes with each passing year. The downward trend in sales started in 2000 when just shy of 414-billion cigarettes were sold…now down to 217-billion last year. Tobacco manufacturers are also spending less on advertising, only increasing in one area…outdoor advertising such as billboards and…

Start your new year off by giving back

(CNN) — -If you haven’t quite landed on a New Year’s resolution, here’s one that may not only brighten your year, but others, too. A peer-reviewed journal published a new series of studies suggesting giving to others can actually ease physical pain. The studies found that people experiencing pain benefited instantly from altruistic acts. For example, those who volunteered to…

President signs law to help prevent ‘robo-calls’ in 2020

(CNN) — While ringing in the new year, your cell phone could be ringing a lot less. President Donald Trump signed a law just in time to ring in a new year  increasing fines for companies that use robocall technology. The “Traced Act” gives officials the authority to fine companies ten-thousand dollars for each illegally placed call. The new law…