McDonald’s McRib sandwich returns to face the heat


McDonald’s popular seasonal entree, the McRib sandwich, returned to the fast food giant’s menu last month. However, this time around the low-priced entree is attracting more than its usual share of controversy. On Wednesday, the Humane Society of the United States filed a complaint with the Securities Exchange Commission against the Smithfield Farms in Virginia, […]

Half of booster seats unsafe says insurance group

A child in car seat

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a study asserting half of booster seats it tested weren’t safe for children. Testing revealed that a wide range of booster seats caused seat belts to fit improperly, raising risk of injuries. Designers did not buckle down to ensure proper belt fit Many parents put their children […]

DC comics caught between Amazon and Barnes & Noble

DC Comics

Digital distribution of books and documents is becoming a multi-million dollar industry. DC Comics, owned by Warner Brothers, has found itself in the center of a fight between two major distributors. Barnes & Noble has pulled all DC products off the shelves after the comics company signed an exclusive digital deal with Amazon. The logistics […]

Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls peeves parents

A dish of Ben and Jerrys ice cream

High-end ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s announced recently that it was releasing the new flavor “Schweddy Balls,” named after a “Saturday Night Live” skit. Concerned parents are protesting the flavor for its lascivious name. Group of parents not laughing Ben & Jerry’s, the company known for eccentric but delicious ice cream flavors, has created […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


Off label promotion of Vioxx costs Merck almost $1 billion in fines

Pharmaceutical giant Merck has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in fines and damages for promoting its drug Vioxx for off-label uses. Vioxx, which was pulled from the market years ago, was marketed for treating conditions it wasn’t approved for. Unsubstantiated claims about revoked drug Part of the function of the Food and Drug […]


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Pharmaceutical company Merck has agreed to pay $950 million to the government for off-label meducation marketing. Image from Wikimedia Commons.