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  1. People in these 4 cities will have their say on the 'soda tax'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | KAEF

    Philadelphia and Berkeley, California, are the only U.S. cities that have a so-called "soda tax" on the books. Residents of Boulder, Colorado, and Californians who live in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany will vote on ballot measures calling for a new tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.


  2. WHO urges taxing sugary drinks, but are soda taxes effective?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | KAEF

    "If governments tax products like sugary drinks, they can reduce suffering and save lives," said Dr. Douglas Bettcher, director of WHO's Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in a statement. "They can also cut healthcare costs and increase revenues to invest in health services."


  3. Toxic chemicals are hiding in your house dustRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | KAEF

    Your answer could reveal a lot about your home habits, but the findings of a new study might have everyone upping their game -- and potentially keeping wet wipes and hand sanitizer nearby at all times. Researchers at George Washington University say 45 toxic chemicals are found commonly in your house dust, with 10 of them lurking in 90% of homes across the country.


  4. Nick Cannon is going to college and 'Drumline' comparisons beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | KAEF

    The rapper, actor and "America's Got Talent" host announced on social media Monday that he has enrolled at Howard University. It wasn't long before jokes about Cannon's 2002 hit movie "Drumline" began.


  5. Ashley Judd is going back to school to get a PhDRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | KAEF

    The actress announced in a Facebook Live on Monday that she is pursuing a PhD in public policy at University of California, Berkeley this fall. "I have decided to take the next step in my academic journey," Judd said before adding, "Sometimes I'm like, 'What have I gotten myself into?' I'm very esteemed and honored they've accepted me," she said.


  6. The Top 1% haven't captured all income gainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2016 | KAEF

    Hillary Clinton went after the nation's richest residents in her nomination acceptance speech Thursday, saying they will have to start spreading more of their prosperity. "Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes," she said at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


  7. Key truths about the Obama economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | KAEF

    As Hillary Clinton takes the baton from President Obama tonight, she has to acknowledge two key truths about the "Obama economy": 2. But most are worried. They feel they should be a lot better off than they are .


  8. Top 1% aren't as rich as they used to beRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | KRCR

    Though the economic recovery has been good to them, the Top 1% are still earning less than they did nearly a decade ago. The average income of this elite group was $1.36 million in 2015, according to newly updated data from Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley.


  9. A $499 phone for people who hate phonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | KRCR

    If you need a break from the constant stress of technology, you can toss your smartphone in a drawer, head to California's peaceful Mendocino coast, and admire the majestic madrone trees while picking up the occasional bits of plastic litter that wash up on the sand. Or you can pay up to $499 for a peculiar disk that acts like a parred down smartphone, available in reclaimed ocean plastic or sustainable madrone wood.


  10. Muhammad Ali planned details of funeral himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | KRCR

    Muhammad Ali began crafting details of his own funeral years ago, insisting on an open and inclusive service, a family spokesman said Tuesday. "This began with 'The Champ' a decade ago," spokesman Bob Gunnell told reporters at a news conference.


  11. UCLA, Under Armour sign record $280 million dealRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | KRCR

    The $280 million deal with Under Armour will last for 15 years, industry sources told CNNMoney on Tuesday. The news was first reported by ESPN.


  12. The soap that could fight ZikaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | KRCR

    This insect sinking its mouth into human flesh to feed its unborn children killed 438,000 people in 2015 alone -- 90% of those fatalities were in Sub-Saharan Africa. For this region, malaria is still a crippling burden, estimated to cause countries such as Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo up to 1.3% of their GDP, according to the Malaria Consortium.


  13. 5-star WR recruit chooses Cal over GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | KRCR

    Five-star wide receiver Demetris Robertson announced he has chosen to sign with California over Georgia and Notre Dame, his other two finalists. Robertson is rated as the No.


  14. Under Armour signs $86 million deal with UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | KRCR

    The University of California, Berkeley has signed a 10-year deal with Under Armour, worth about $86 million, that will outfit all of its varsity sports teams as well as its recreational club teams. Through the deal, Under Armour will design and provide apparel, footwear and equipment for the school's Division I sports and will also supply its 34 club programs with apparel.


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