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Bacon bonk

CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge found in favor of a stove manufacturer whose customer smacked his head against the hood of the stove while cooking bacon; he says he should have been warned that the hood was so low. The court says no jury would blame the man’s injuries on a failure to warn when they could instead blame his own hurry to save burning bacon.

US lawyers struggled to paint American Airlines as a monopolist in first day of antitrust trial

The country’s largest carrier is breaking the law by trying to short-circuit its competition in Boston and New York, the Justice Department claimed, but it faced hurdles on the first day of trial.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech also announced a new study of the omicron-focused booster in even younger children, those ages 6 months through 4 years, to test different doses.

Australia mulls tougher cybersecurity laws after data breach

Australian investigators are working with overseas law enforcement agencies to determine who was behind the attack and to help shield the public from identity fraud

Caltech research on ‘smart grid’ explores how 100% green energy can meet growing demand

The transition to renewable energy creates a host of challenges, from keeping the grid stable, to storing electricity, to interactive management of demand.

Federal Reserve freaks out markets as Wall Street tests new lows

It shouldn’t have been a surprise, given the central bank’s plans have been written large on the proverbial wall, but investors still fled equities after this latest rate hike as worries about the Fed’s approach are increasing.

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