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Hoe no! Facebook snafu spells trouble for gardening group

Jul. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice members who insist on using dish detergent on their plants. And then there's the word “hoe.” ...

Dirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge

Jun. 22, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don’t. They wear their underwear, gym clothes and everything else until they can’t take the filth and stink anymore, then junk them. NASA wants to change that — if not at...

Pandemic-delayed surgeries share blame for blood shortage

Jun. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion...

The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

Jun. 20, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine...

Plans announced for company expanding in West Virginia

Jun. 04, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A company that develops cleaners, sanitizers and other products is planning a facility in West Virginia expected to bring 300 or more jobs eventually. ESC Brands, based in Lexington, North Carolina, is starting its three-phase plan that includes...

Prof working to make environmentally friendly disinfectant

May. 16, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The federal government has awarded more than $300,000 to a University of Maine engineering professor who is working to increase production of an environmentally friendly disinfectant. The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the money to...

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. soars 44% in stock market debut

May. 05, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Honest Co., the diaper and baby-wipe seller founded by actress Jessica Alba, soared 44% in their stock market debut Wednesday, valuing the company at nearly $2.1 billion. Alba founded Honest Co. a decade ago after using baby laundry detergents...