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Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine – The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt’s Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. 384 more words


Starbucks Canada raising prices on several beverages this week

TORONTO – Starbucks Canada will raise prices on some of its beverage sizes by 10 to 20 cents starting Tuesday.

The coffee chain says the adjustments will only apply to 10 per cent of its drinks — and won’t impact some of its most popular items. 147 more words


Home Security: The ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ in the Smart Home Market

Big buzz doesn’t always mean big money, or in the case of the smart home, widespread adoption. Michael Wolf, one of the industry’s most well-known IoT and smart home analysts, offers a refreshing, and honest, perspective on the smart home market in his recent article… 526 more words

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Feta, olives, oil stockpiled amid Greek turmoil, importers say

TORONTO – Major Canadian importers of olive oil, sea salt, preserved vegetables and other delicacies from Greece say they’ve been stockpiling goods in their warehouses in anticipation that the economic turmoil overseas will get worse. 450 more words


Connecticut agency tracks down $85.8 M in uncollected taxes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s tax commissioner says his agency has unearthed about $85.8 million in uncollected tax revenue.

Kevin Sullivan, who oversees the state’s Department of Revenue Services, said Monday funds were tracked down as part of a challenge from Gov. 111 more words


Starbucks Raising Prices By 5 To 20 Cents

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NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. 188 more words