Eating 400 calories a day from these foods could raise dementia risk by over 20%

Eating 400 calories a day from these foods could raise dementia risk by over 20%

Talk about food for thought. A growing body of research suggests that ultra-processed foods like frozen pizzas and breakfast cereals high in sugars, fats and empty calories are bad for your health. Now, a new large-scale study presented at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego this week offers more evidence that people…

‘Turkey is non-negotiable’: Americans refuse to skip Thanksgiving turkey in favor of cheaper alternatives, despite soaring food prices

‘Turkey is non-negotiable’: Americans refuse to skip Thanksgiving turkey in favor of cheaper alternatives, despite soaring food prices

Americans are clipping their wings, but not cutting them out of Thanksgiving dinner altogether. Half of those planning to host Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 have already purchased their turkey, according to a new survey released by market-intelligence company Morning Consult.  Among those who plan to serve the bird, 73% said they expect turkey to…

Thanksgiving dinner costs 20% more this year as most ingredient prices spike

Thanksgiving dinner costs 20% more this year as most ingredient prices spike

Thanksgiving dinner will be taking a much bigger bite out of your grocery bill this year.  In fact, the cost of buying a turkey and the trimmings to feed a family of 10 is the highest it’s been years, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation survey. The Farm Bureau’s 37th annual survey puts…

Rancher sentenced to 11 years for ripping off Tyson Foods of nearly $250 million in ‘ghost cattle’ scam

Rancher sentenced to 11 years for ripping off Tyson Foods of nearly $250 million in ‘ghost cattle’ scam

A Washington state rancher has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a nearly quarter-billion-dollar ripoff of Tyson Foods Inc. TSN, -2.49% in which it sold the meat processor more than 260,000 head of cattle that didn’t exist.  Prosecutors say Cody Easterday, 51, of Mesa, Wash., ran the “ghost cattle” scam for more than…

‘All of this puts parents in a pickle’: A sharp rise in lunch-meat prices adds to parents’ back-to-school stress

‘All of this puts parents in a pickle’: A sharp rise in lunch-meat prices adds to parents’ back-to-school stress

Back-to-school season is taking a toll on parents’ nerves — and their pocketbooks. And they now face another financial challenge: Lunch meats are getting more expensive.  The price of lunch meat rose 18% in July compared to a year earlier, according to the Department of Labor. That’s higher than the 13% annual price increase for…

National Hot Dog Day deals from Oscar Mayer, Nathan’s Famous and Miller Lite

National Hot Dog Day deals from Oscar Mayer, Nathan’s Famous and Miller Lite

Welcome to the (hot) dog days of summer.  As July 20 marks National Hot Dog Day, many frankfurter purveyors and fast-food chains like Oscar Mayer, Nathan’s Famous, Frisch’s Big Boy and Dog Haus are slinging deals on the summer BBQ favorite.  So get your buns over to these restaurants today (or take advantage of their…

Institutional investors have bought hundreds of thousands of homes, many in Black communities. Critics say it’s creating a ‘generation of renters’

Institutional investors have bought hundreds of thousands of homes, many in Black communities. Critics say it’s creating a ‘generation of renters’

Democratic lawmakers are scrutinizing whether the American dream of a suburban home and white picket fence is being seized upon by large institutional investors, costing working people a shot at property ownership. The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held the virtual panel Tuesday, titled “Where Have All the Houses Gone? Private Equity,…