Nation’s bacon reserves hit 50-year low as prices rise

Keto & Palio Communities Be Hit With A Lack Of Bacon

Pig farmers can’t keep up with the world’s sizzling appetite The country’s bacon reserves are at the lowest levels in half a century. In other words, pig farmers can’t keep up with the world’s sizzling appetite for those fatty, smoky strips of sheer eating pleasure. The Ohio Pork Council, a Columbus-based non-profit, reported Tuesday that […]

The top-rated ads from last year’s Super Bowl: Dogs, celebs and Doritos

If there’s one thing Americans love, it’s celebrities (even in the White House). If there’s two things they love, it’s celebrities and cute dogs. And three things? Celebs, cute dogs and junk food. So last year’s top five Super Bowl spots on USA TODAY’s Ad Meter hit it out of the park sailed through the uprights. […]

NY Times Twitter account breached, repaired

USA Today Reports: Account Breach Has Been Repaired

SAN FRANCISCO — A breach in a New York Times Twitter account on Sunday allowed a hoax notice about a Russian missile attack against the United States to go through. The tweet was quickly deleted. The first tweet on the @nytvideo Twitter account titled BREAKING said, “leaked statement from Vladimir Putin says: Russia will attack the […]

How To Get Your Credit Card Debt Under Control

USAToday Money: Hoer's The Average American's Debt Numbers

The average American consumer owes a little more than $5,000 on credit cards. If you’re also deep in debt, here’s what you can do. According to Experian’s latest State of Credit report, the average U.S. consumer holds about two bank-issued credit cards and carries a total balance of $5,551. That’s a lot of money, especially […]

Amazon heads deeper into brick and mortar with books

USAToday Reports: Amazon has three bookstores open and says five more are coming soon.

SAN FRANCISCO — For a company that long eschewed the brick-and-mortar world, Amazon is opening a lot of bookstores these days. It’s got three up and running, in Seattle, San Diego and Portland, and says five more are coming. The profits from eight or even 80 bookstores are hardly a rounding error for the Seattle behemoth. So […]

‘Fox News Effect’ out in force for Trump, Pew survey finds

Pew Research Center shows electoral power of Fox, followed by CNN and Facebook.

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past few years, researchers have used the term “Fox News Effect” to describe the significant bump the network was capable of granting favored Republican candidates. That effect seems to have paid off in spades for President-elect Donald Trump, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.       Read The […]

​Amazon said to be expanding Prime Now to computers

CBS News reports: Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Now has had a bit of a rocky reception since the online retailer introduced the two-hour delivery service in late 2014. The company debuted its Prime Now service in New York City in 2014 and now offers delivery in more than two dozen cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and […]

Panama Papers read like Who’s Who of world power

USAToday Reports: The exhaustive list of foreign leaders and famous people exposed in a massive leak of confidential documents held by a Panamanian law firm illuminates a sprawling network of offshore investment accounts often used to make secretive investments and pad luxury lifestyles. Expensive yachts, luxury homes in London, ownership of a candy company, investments in construction companies […]