U.S. households and businesses facing unequal recovery, Fed report finds

Businesses and households improved their balance sheets late last year with the help of government support, but some consumers and the smallest businesses continued to struggle, according to a report released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve that highlighted the unenven nature of the economic recovery. “Vulnerabilities from both business and household debt have declined,” […]

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Study shows racial differences in personal care product use, may lead to health inequities

A large survey of women in California shows significant racial and ethnic differences in the types of personal care products women use on a daily basis. Because many personal care products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) like parabens and phthalates that interfere with the body’s hormones, the findings could shed light on how different products […]

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Alligator visits fire station in Florida

Firefighters in Florida unexpectedly ended up acting as wildlife wranglers when their station received a “special visitor” — an alligator. The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District said in a Facebook post that personnel stationed at Fire Station 26 spotted the “special visitor” wandering around the facility Wednesday. “This charming fellow took a little […]

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