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Drug-resistant bacteria found in 1/4 of US meat, poultry

WASHINGTON — A sampling of grocery store meat in five US cities has shown a type of drug-resistant bacteria is contained in about one quarter of beef, chicken, pork and turkey for sale, a study said Friday. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause skin infections, pneumonia, sepsis or endocarditis…

Drug-resistant bacteria contaminates 25 pct of US meat

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A sampling of grocery store meat in five US cities has shown a type of drug-resistant bacteria is contained in about one quarter of beef, chicken, pork and turkey for sale, according to a study. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause skin infections, pneumonia, sepsis or…

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords among 19 shot outside Tucson grocery store

FINAL UPDATE: 8:44 PM EST Police: Suspect may not have acted alone, arrived at store with someone else Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot Saturday during a public event outside a Tucson, Arizona grocery store. Local law enforcement initially said she was killed in the attack, according to NPR and…

Lawsuits: Banks foreclosed after deciding payments too small

Grocery store owners William and Esperanza Casco were making enough money to stay current on their mortgage, but when JPMorgan Chase & Co. offered a plan that reduced their payments, they figured they could use the extra cash and signed up. The Cascos say they never missed a subsequent payment,…

Washington slaps fee on plastic shopping bags

WASHINGTON — Residents of the US capital may have to dig a little deeper into their pockets when they go grocery shopping once the city slaps a five-cent levy on each plastic bag issued at the checkout line. The measure, which takes effect on January 1, 2010 and is the…

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