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  • EBay asks users to change their passwords after cyber-attack

    EBay, operator of the online auction site, asked users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed a database with login information and data such as birthdays and phone numbers.

    May 22, 2014

  • chi-mcdonalds-scary-happy-meal-mascot-20140519.jpeg McDonald's new mascot: Creepy or kid-friendly?

    This week, McDonald's introduced "a new animated Happy Meal character that brings fun and excitement to kids' meals while also serving as an ambassador for balanced and wholesome eating." Not surprisingly, the American reaction to Happy's introduction has been one of horror.

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • twitter.jpg Twitter said to be discussing music deals including SoundCloud

    Twitter is in early discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups to rev up user growth, according to people with knowledge of the talks. One company Twitter is considering buying is SoundCloud, a Berlin-based startup that lets people share music, according to one of the people who asked not to be named because the information is private.

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cashing in on pot market proves a pipe dream for traditional pharmacies

    Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019.

    May 15, 2014

  • Cherry cigars entice teens with candy flavors, researchers say

    Almost every flavor chemical found in tested sweets, including grape and cherry, are used in combinations in similarly flavored cigars and dipping tobacco, Portland State University researchers said in a letter posted Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.
    More than 40 percent of middle and high school students who smoke use flavored small cigars, which are similar in size and shape to cigarettes, or use menthol cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a study last year.

    May 10, 2014

  • 20140507-AMX-TROPHY-HOMES7.jpg Homes topping $100 million smash residential price records

    The U.S. trophy-home market is shattering price records this year as an increasing number of residential properties change hands for more than $100 million.

    May 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • The secrets behind Starbucks' secret menu

    You see, Starbucks has gone well beyond allowing people to build custom orders around its traditional coffee drinks.
    Last weekend, before my daughter and I left home, she had already searched for "Starbucks secret menu" on the computer and narrowed her choices to a handful of drinks (all of which involved various ingredients from Starbucks' menu for adult drinks)

    May 9, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-04-25 at 4.52.16 PM.png Don't download these: 3 totally unnecessary apps

    There are apps to help you manage your time, your money and your health. If you have problems waking up or going to sleep, there's an app for that. But there are a few apps that absolutely no one needs.

    April 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Netflix cracks cable market in deals with 3 providers

    Netflix Inc. has signed deals with three U.S. pay-TV operators, putting the video-streaming service on an equal footing with traditional cable networks like HBO for the first time in the domestic market.

    April 29, 2014

  • Why governments are afraid of Uber and Airbnb

    It hasn't been a great week for Airbnb. On Tuesday representatives of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and lawyers for the apartment sublet company Airbnb met in an Albany court.

    April 29, 2014

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What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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