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US CEOs earned 312 times more than workers in 2017: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — CEOs at the 350 largest U.S. companies received 312 times as much in compensation as typical employees in 2017, according to a study released Thursday. The average chief executive received $18.9 million last year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2016, as the wages of a typical worker rose just 0.3 percent, according to research by the Economic …

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Why this supermarket is stocked with 31,000 items of inedible food

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — At first glance, the Sparrow Mart looks like an ordinary California supermarket. It has red shopping carts near the entrance. There’s a giant Coca-Cola refrigerator holding beverages next to rows and rows of packaged foods, including Cheez Whiz, Moon Pies and Welch’s Grape Jelly. But upon closer inspection, it’s not food at all. “The items are …

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Twitter quietly kills suspected firearm-themed bot network

ABC News(NEW YORK) — One minute, they were cranking out an endless stream of tweets, pushing conservative-leaning news articles or fiery video commentary. The next, they were gone, without a trace or an explanation. Twitter took down what experts told ABC News was almost certainly a bot network on Friday, one that impersonated military or firearms enthusiasts with account handles …

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New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

NYU School of Medicine(NEW YORK) — New York University medical students received life-changing news on Thursday — the School of Medicine will cover full tuition going forward for all current and future students, regardless of need or merit. The stunning announcement was made Thursday morning at the end of the annual “White Coat Ceremony,” where new medical students are given …

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Consumer Reports finds ‘concerning’ levels of heavy metals in some baby foods

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report published Thursday by Consumer Reports found “concerning levels” of heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium and lead in some popular baby food products on the market. Consumer Reports says that they tested samples of 50 popular packaged baby food products for heavy metals including lead, cadmium and inorganic arsenic. They say they found at least …

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Reservations required: London McDonald’s goes luxe for a day

Molly Hunter/ABC News(LONDON) — Now that’s what you call a happy meal. Imagine walking into a McDonald’s fast food restaurant to find white tablecloths, a string quartet playing, a smartly-dressed maître d’ to see you to your table, and a Michelin Star chef preparing burgers in the kitchen to be served to you on silver platters. It’s McDonald’s like you’ve …

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