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This Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 photo shows an iRobot Terra lawn mower in Bedford, Mass. Building a robot lawn mower seemed the logical next step for iRobot, which invented the pioneering robotic vacuum Roomba. But the company’s secret, decade-plus lawn mower project was a lot harder than anyone expected. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 30, 2019 - 6:21 am
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and think, why isn't there a robot that could mow my lawn? Turns out, it's not for lack of trying. For more than a decade, iRobot, the company behind the Roomba vacuumbot, has...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2017, file photo shows Kind snack bars on display at a supermarket in New York. The government’s definition of healthy came under scrutiny in late 2015, when the FDA warned Kind that its snack bars had too much fat to use the term. Kind pushed back, saying the fat came from nuts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 30, 2018 - 8:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo fog drifts through a Christmas tree farm near Starks Mountain in Fryeburg, Maine. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. They’ll go on sale in November and be sent within 10 days of being cut. Amazon says they should survive the shipping fine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 11, 2018 - 9:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon says the trees, including Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines, will be bound and shipped without water in the usual...
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In this July 11, 2018 photo, Japanese organizational expert Marie Kondo displays her new line of storage boxes during a media event in New York. Kondo is launching the product line, a six-piece set of colorful and sturdy paper boxes, for $89. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 24, 2018 - 8:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — People often ask Japanese tidying queen Marie Kondo what containers they need to achieve her brand of organizational success. They expect her to "reveal some hitherto secret storage weapon, " she explains in her popular book. Instead, she advised when "The Life-Changing Magic of...
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