Beyond Meat: $550 million brand is winning over meat-eaters with a vegan burger that ‘bleeds’

Beyond Meat: $550 million brand is winning over meat-eaters with a vegan burger that ‘bleeds’

In 2018, U.S. consumers ate roughly 13 billion burgers, according to data from consumer trends market research company NPD Group. And burgers are consistently one of the most popular items on menus across the country. Yet eating too much red meat can increase your risk of everything from heart disease to certain cancers, and the beef industry has a huge impact on the environment. Still, people love it. So what is it about burgers? Maybe…

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Beyond Meat, a $550 million brand, is winning over meat-eaters with a vegan burger that ‘bleeds’

Beyond Meat, a $550 million brand, is winning over meat-eaters with a vegan burger that ‘bleeds’

In 2018, U.S. consumers ate roughly 13 billion burgers, according to data from consumer trends market research company NPD Group. And burgers are consistently one of the most popular items on menus across the country. Yet eating too much red meat can increase your risk of everything from heart disease to certain cancers, and the beef industry has a huge impact on the environment. Still, people love it. So what is it about burgers? Maybe…

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Defense and tech stocks are the big winners of Trump’s first 2 years in office

Defense and tech stocks are the big winners of Trump’s first 2 years in office

It’s been two years since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States. In that time, defense and tech stocks, have blown everybody out of the water. The iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense (ITA) exchange-traded fund has surged more than 30 percent since Jan. 19, 2017. The S&P 500 tech, meanwhile, has spiked more than 37 percent in that time. Both sectors have easily outperformed the S&P 500, which is up 18 percent….

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A hidden AirPods feature will helps you hear better

A hidden AirPods feature will helps you hear better

Apple‘s AirPods may be one of the hottest iPhone accessories you can buy right now, but they aren’t just made for listening to music. You can activate a feature called “Live Listen,” which lets you use AirPods to amplify sound, allowing them to double as basic hearing aids. Apple has long prided itself on the accessibility features it builds into its devices, helping people who are hard of hearing or have sight limitations more easily…

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5 ways to use your time off like experts do to prep for a productive week

5 ways to use your time off like experts do to prep for a productive week

Having a day off from work can serve as the perfect excuse to lounge around. Or it could be prime time for productivity. Instead of using your downtime hitting snooze or binge-watching your latest Netflix addiction, use some of those hours to prep for a productive week ahead. Give yourself a solid head start to the work week by taking a little bit of time on your day off to purge your inbox. After billionaire…

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IMF says the global economic expansion is losing momentum as it cuts growth forecasts

IMF says the global economic expansion is losing momentum as it cuts growth forecasts

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down its estimates for global growth on Monday, warning that the expansion seen in recent years is losing momentum. The Fund now projects a 3.5 percent growth rate worldwide for 2019 and 3.6 percent for 2020. These are 0.2 and 0.1 percentage points below its last forecasts in October — making it the second downturn revision in three months. “Global growth is expanding at a healthy rate, but we…

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Davos opens with US vs. China contest emerging as ‘the key problem of our time’

Davos opens with US vs. China contest emerging as ‘the key problem of our time’

Davos, Switzerland – Former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley poses the most significant question hovering over the global future as the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting opens here Monday. “Can the United States and China be strategic competitors and strategic cooperators at the same time?” Hadley asked. “It’s what the world requires, but it’s also never been done before.” In short: What’s needed are unprecedented means to navigate unprecedented times. In some 25 years…

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Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

First-term Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party’s increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters….

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Democratic US Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Democratic US Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party’s increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters….

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McDonald’s apologizes after people said an ad supported Taiwan independence from China

McDonald’s apologizes after people said an ad supported Taiwan independence from China

An ad from McDonald’s Taiwan that sparked a row about whether it showed support for the country’s independence from China has been withdrawn. The commercial, broadcast on YouTube, showed a student’s exam admission ticket stating her nationality as Taiwanese. She drops the ticket on the street and it’s run over by a truck, before being washed clean by a water sprayer. The ad then rewinds and the student is shown eating an Egg McMuffin, known…

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