Melinda Petroff

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Paris strong: Dow up 238 as benchmarks bounce

U.S. stocks joined markets around the world in reacting in a muted fashion to the deadly terror attacks in Paris late Friday, as investors seek solace in history that shows acts of terrorism do not have a large or lasting impact on the economy.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average ended up about 238 …

Stock Markets

Consumer and retail news: 10 things you need to know today

A Newport Beach, California resident allegedly pretended he had the ability to sell In-N-Out franchises — and now is reportedly going to prison. Craig Stevens said he had ambitious plans of opening In-N-Out franchises in the Middle East. With these grandiose promises, Stevens was allegedly able to …

E.coli

Michelle Obama Urges Landlords To Take In Homeless Veterans

First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Landlords to Help End Veteran Homelessness from USICH on Vimeo.<p>First lady Michelle Obama has a proposition for any landlord eager to unload vacant space.<p>FLOTUS recently called on landlords and property owners around the U.S. to consider opening up units to …

Housing

Wild weather births tornado in Central Valley, causes power outages in Southern California

Wild, windy weather blew through the state, with a tornado raking a small Central Valley town like it was in Kansas or Oklahoma and gusts causing thousands to lose power in Southern California.<p>The twister damaged 21 homes Sunday in the Central Valley community of Denair has been categorized as …

Beating by Alameda County deputies prompts criminal probe

San Francisco police and prosecutors have opened an investigation into the videotaped, bone-breaking beating of a suspect in the Mission District by two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies, officials said Monday.<p>The investigation comes after Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods, who is …

Crime

Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Cooking

New smartphone battery can charge to 48% in five minutes

Huawei’s quick-charging lithium-ion batteries power up 10 times faster than regular batteries by using new technique<p>A smartphone battery that lasts longer than a day might be out of reach of most people for the moment, but a large one that charges to 48% in five minutes is on the way.<p>Huawei’s new …

Batteries