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  • Uber knows when your phone battery is low

    Uber says you may  be more willing to pay its extra surge pricing if your phone is low on battery. That’s because when you download the app, you give Uber permission to check your phone’s battery level. Uber says its research shows people, who are deciding whether to get a ride during peak surge pricing periods or wait until prices go down, may be motivated by how much battery is left on their phone. Don’t worry, Uber says it does […]

  • Warning to LinkedIn users: Change your passwords

    It may be time to change your password on LinkedIn. That’s because the company says its data breach four years ago was much worse than it originally thought. LinkedIn initially reported the data breach in 2012 affected 7 million people. But now the company says at least 167 million accounts are for sale online including 117 million passwords. The jobs site says it is working on notifying all affected users. Experts say to update your password on the site if […]

  • Daley Plaza Farmers Market begins today

    CHICAGO — The longest running farmers market in Chicago kicks off today at Daley Plaza with an opening ceremony being held at 11:30 am. “The markets, managed by the City of Chicago will sell fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, and flowers—as well as other prepared food items—providing residents across the city to access fresh and healthy foods all summer long,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said earlier in a statement. Officials will also announce the winner of this years reusable bag contest at […]

  • Zip lines coming to Cook County forest preserve

    CHICAGO– A Chicago suburb will soon be the home to five zip lines but it won’t be cheap to hitch a ride when it opens. Officials say the zip lines will start being installed next week and ready to use by the Fourth of July weekend. A two or three hour pass will cost adults $57 and $37 for the kids. The company behind it all, Go Ape, has built various other zip lines in other cities and now it […]

  • Jimmy John’s ‘freaky fast’ employee hops moving train to make delivery

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jimmy John’s wants to be known for its ‘freaky fast’ delivery service. But one employee at a Florida store may have taken it too literally. The Jimmy John’s delivery man was riding his bike on his way to deliver a sandwich when he discovered that a train was blocking his path. Instead of waiting for the train to pass he decided to pick up his bike and carry it over the train. He was traveling with the train […]

  • Campbell’s to remove BPA chemical from cans by 2017

    The world’s largest soup maker is making some major changes to the way it packages its canned products like soups, gravies, and broths. Campbell’s Soup Co. announced Monday it will stop using a BPA chemical in the lining of its cans by 2017. The announcement comes after numerous consumer complaints about the health risks associated with the Bisphenol-A in the cans liner. The chemical, Bisphenol-A, is known for bleeding into foods and drinks and has been linked to increasing your chances […]

  • Starbucks sued for underfilling its lattes

    SAN FRANCISCO — Two of Starbucks regular customers are suing the company for fraud because they say their lattes are never filled to the top of the cup. The class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court of California on Wednesday, claims the employees intentionally underfill the cup by 25 percent as a way to cut costs and use less milk. “By underfilling its lattes, thereby shortchanging its customers, Starbucks has saved countless millions of dollars in the cost of goods sold […]

  • Report: Uber drivers taking part in fake vomit scam

    MANHATTAN, NY–There are reports that some Uber drivers trying to plant fake vomit in their cars when their riders leave the car to make more money off the customers by collecting cleaning fees. According to the Gothamist, there have been at least three cases throughout the United States where an Uber customer notices an outrageous charge on their receipt that does not include the ride fare. A Manhattan woman says she was charged a $200 cleaning fee when she got […]

  • TV show ‘Married at First Sight’ casting singles in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Six Chicagoans will soon have the chance to marry a complete stranger and be part of the fourth season of the hit TV show “Married at First Sight”. Single men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 will have the chance to audition this month in the Chicagoland area. Casting producers say successful contestants must be ready for a committed relationship. If selected, the only catch is that you won’t be able to meet your significant […]

  • Subway settles lawsuit claiming ‘Footlongs’ were not really a foot long

    Subway has reached a settlement over a class action lawsuit after a group of 10 people sued the sandwich chain over the size of its sandwiches. The group filed the lawsuit back in 2013 alleging that Subway’s footlong sandwiches were not really 12 inches long. Subway responded to the allegations by saying its bread is delivered to each store frozen, has to be thawed out and then stretched out. Until now, Subway was not measuring how long the bread was […]

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