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  • Trump reverses course, signs order to keep families together

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed his debunked argument that he had no authority to stop separations of undocumented immigrant families at the border, signing an executive order to keep parents and kids together. “We’re signing on executive order. I consider it to be a very important executive order. It’s about keeping families together, while at the same time being sure we have a very powerful very strong border,” Trump said. Trump’s climbdown came after he faced intense pressure from […]

  • Starbucks says it will close 150 stores next year

    Starbucks will close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores next year, about three times as many as it typically closes. The affected stores are located in mostly urban areas that are densely populated with Starbucks locations. The company told investors late Tuesday that it expects same-store sales to grow just 1% for the quarter that begins next month, lowering its previous guidance. The stock slumped 3.5% in after-hours trading. “Our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand […]

  • Woman facing charges after allegedly stealing nearly $1K from terminally-ill grandfather

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole nearly $1,000 from her terminally-ill grandfather just months before he died. Police say she helped herself to hundreds of dollars on his credit card and sent it to her boyfriend who’s in jail. 31-year-old Valencia Wilson was living with her terminally-ill grandfather when her mother noticed not just one, but multiple unfamiliar charges on the ailing 77-year-old’s card over two months. In all, close $1,000 in illegal charges. Officials […]

  • C02 shortage threatens World Cup beer supply

    (CNN) — The football World Cup usually means barbeques, beer, and big summer parties, but these plans could fall flat for many Europeans this year. A massive shortage of carbon dioxide gas used to inject the fizz into many canned and bottled beverages is said to be threatening stocks of beer and soda. And the CO2 drought couldn’t have come at a worse time. High summer temperatures, combined with an exciting start to the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia […]

  • Nearly a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings

    (CNN Money) — How would you rate your emergency fund? Americans may be over-confident about how comfortable they are with their emergency savings, according to a study from Bankrate. Only 29% of Americans actually have the recommended six months of expenses stashed away. Just 18% have enough to cover three to five months of expenses. And nearly one-in-four Americans have no emergency savings at all. But many of these folks say that’s just fine. Nearly half of Americans who have less than […]

  • Top bitcoin exchange says over $30 million in cryptocurrencies stolen

    (CNN Money) — One of the world’s biggest bitcoin exchanges on Wednesday said that more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies have been stolen from it. Bithumb, an exchange based in South Korea, said in a notice on its website that all customer deposits and withdrawals have been suspended while it reviews the situation. The notice didn’t say how the theft of 35 billion won ($32 million) worth of cryptocurrencies occurred or which ones were taken. The exchange said it […]

  • Gatorade is going sugarless for the first time in its 53-year-history

    (CNN Money) — Gatorade is ditching sugar. Gatorade Zero, a thirst quencher without sugar or carbs, hit stores around the country this week. It comes in orange, lemon lime, and glacier cherry, and is priced in line with the brand’s classic sports drink. The new drink is a tacit admission that the heyday of sugary sports drinks is winding down. Related: Trouble in Big Food: America’s cereal, soda and soup companies are in turmoil Gatorade has controlled the nearly $8 […]

  • Cardinal removed from public ministry after sex abuse allegation

    (CNN) — Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who led the Archdiocese of Washington and was a political force in the nation’s capital, said on Wednesday that he has been removed from public ministry by the Vatican because of a decades-old allegation of sexual abuse. As a cardinal, McCarrick is one of the highest-ranking American leaders in the Catholic Church to be removed from ministry because of sex abuse charges. He maintains his innocence. “While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported […]

  • Former McCain campaign manager leaves GOP over family separations

    (CNN) — A Republican strategist who managed Sen. John McCain’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign said Wednesday he is leaving the Republican Party in the wake of the Trump’s administration’s immigration policies that have led to the separation of families. “29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of The Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand for the dignity of human life. Today I renounce my membership in the […]