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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

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MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and reviewed thousands m ... (full story)


Technology has changed real estate investing, too

Financial technology startups are changing the landscape of the industry and real estate investments are no exception.
Among the notable fintechs is Oakland, Calif.-based Roofstock that offers a platform to invest in single-family rental properties.
Since the company launched in early 2016, the startup now has eclipsed more ... (full story)


Holiday staffing issues a big stressor for business owners

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early days of Kristen David's law firm, she told staffers they could all take off the day after Thanksgiving. But before the holiday, they learned an upcoming trial would start Monday, right after the long weekend.
"I had given them the weekend off. They had made travel plans and weren't even go ... (full story)


Texas immigrant family succeeds in egg rolls business

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DALLAS (AP) — Theresa Nguyen Motter knows how to make one thing really, really well: egg rolls.
The Dallas Morning News reports this year, tens of millions of these tasty Asian snacks will be sliced and diced, deep-fat fried, quick-frozen and packaged at her Dallas-based Van's Kitchen manufacturing plant near downtown.
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Future of Arizona nuclear plant may see hydrogen production

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PHOENIX (AP) — Managers of a three-reactor nuclear plant that went online in the 1980s are exploring whether production of hydrogen gas will be part of its future.
An idea being explored for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is to use seasonally surplus electricity from the plant located in the desert west of Phoen ... (full story)