Veterinarian Jennifer McQuiston, an expert on Capnocytophaga with the CDC, says she has two dogs that lick her children, and most Capnocytophaga infections respond well to common antibiotics. People with alcoholism, the elderly, people with weak immune systems and people who do not have a spleen are at risk of sepsis from Capnocytophaga infections, and recognizing the symptoms is key to recovery, Dr. McQuiston and other experts say.
Tinder founders and executives have sued parent IAC, alleging they were cheated out of stock payouts and accusing HR of covering up sexual misconduct by former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt. IAC denies the allegations, calling the lawsuit meritless and saying former employees are nursing "sour grapes."
The increased use of rental materials and low-priced or free digital textbooks decreased the amount college students are spending on course materials by more than 30% between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, data show. More students also are using free resources while the number of those renting materials has remained flat for the past four years.
Turkey will retaliate against US sanctions by boycotting electronic products from the US, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. Deterioration of relations between the countries is among factors that have sent the Turkish lira to a record low against the US dollar.
Inspire Brands will pay $450 million to acquire Wendy's interest in Inspire-owned chains Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings. Wendy's, which owned a 12.3% interest in Inspire, will invest the funds in its namesake brand and spend about $100 million to buy back Wendy's shares.
Some rural hospitals and clinics are contracting with telepharmacy providers to ease the shortage of pharmacists and clinicians. Centralized Healthcare Solutions, operated by the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, offers some limited telemedicine services to rural areas that can't access or afford pharmacy staff.
With an expected $8-per-month price tag, Walmart's planned streaming video service could rival established successes in the space such as Netflix and Amazon, writes Kelly Mertesdorf. Rural areas, which have lower rates of cable subscribers, could especially give Walmart's new streaming offering a boost, she writes.
Macy's booked its third consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth amid ongoing turnaround efforts. The retailer has been expanding its private-label offerings, using tech to speed checkout, adding curated merchandise displays and opening more off-price Backstage locations to drive traffic and sales.
Samsung is expanding its presence in the high-end audio market with the unveiling of its HW-N950 and HW-N850 sound bars, built in partnership with Harman Kardon. Both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio standards are supported, and the devices are designed to immediately improve sound quality with minimal components.
Thirty-one of 45 children's breakfast foods and cereals, such as granolas, oats and snack bars, had levels of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical associated with cancer, exceeding what some consider to be safe levels for children, an Environmental Working Group report found. The report also showed that only two products didn't contain glyphosate.
Some Wall Street analysts see cable's entry into the wireless market as generally being via a careful, as opposed to aggressive, approach. Macquarie Research expects Charter Communications to add 650,000 mobile subscribers over the next 13 months, while Oppenheimer analysts predict that Comcast's Xfinity Mobile will have 1.3 million subscribers by the end of the year and 3.3 million by the end of 2020.
Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay faces an existential threat due to changing weather patterns that lead to rising water levels and increased erosion. The Army Corps of Engineers is planning to address erosion on the island with a $3 million jetty, and the Corps is seeking approval for a study examining the best ways to protect the island.
Educators in Massachusetts will soon work to create a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum that integrates storytelling and students' imaginations into lessons for middle-schoolers. Using a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant, a school district, Springfield Technical Community College and Smith College will partner on the four-year project with the goal of being the "Harry Potter of STEM education," according to one official.
Striking artwork and floor-to-ceiling terrazzo tile on the fireplace highlight a lavish makeover of the venerable Swank Lounge in San Francisco's Laurel Inn. Renamed Laureate, the 1,100-square-foot lounge also features an updated, California-themed menu.