Study finds asbestos in Claire’s makeup products marketed to teens

NEW YORK — Tests performed by a consumer watchdog group found asbestos in three products marketed to children by the makeup company Claire’s, several weeks after the company pulled products from shelves following customer complaints. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), a non-profit group, says it commissioned tests of 15 makeup products containing talc from […]

One headwind the stock market can’t keep bucking

Making February’s market volatility seem like a distant nightmare, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite keeps climbing to new highs. Helping ease that earlier fear were Friday’s “Goldilocks” jobs report, with payroll growth strong but wage gains modest. That boosted expectations of a gentle rate hike pace by the Federal Reserve. And thanks to President Donald Trump’s […]

Amazon recalls 260,000 portable chargers due to fire hazard

Amazon (AMZN) is recalling about 260,000 portable chargers that pose a fire and burn risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday said the online retailer had received 53 complaints about the AmazonBasics portable chargers overheating, including one consumer burned by battery acid and four reports of property damage from fire and smoke. The CPSC […]

Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo, CBS News investigation finds

Bobby Ghosh, foreign affairs columnist and commentator, joined CBSN’s Elaine Quijano on Monday to describe how some companies are finding alternatives to mining an important and expensive metal that’s used in 21st century tech gadgets and products around the world. Ghosh explained the significance of cobalt in the wake of a CBS News investigation that […]

Richest person in the world? Jeff Bezos move to the top of Forbes’ annual Billionaires list, out today

Forbes magazine is revealing its annual list of billionaires. The magazine highlights the more than 2,200 billionaires around the world who hold a combined net worth of $9.1 trillion. At No. 5 is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, with an estimated $71 billion. No. 4 is chairman and CEO of luxury goods company LVMH, Bernard Arnault, and […]