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Dollar General pushes forward with first Maine locations

BY David Salazar

OAKLAND, Maine — Despite Family Dollar rejecting Dollar General’s $9.7 billion offer to buy the company in an attempt to outbid the $8.5 billion that Dollar Tree offered, Dollar General is going forward with plans to open its first Maine locations.

The company announced in June that it would be moving into Maine, Rhode Island and Oregon. Among the planned Maine locations, is one in Oakland, where the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sun reports construction should begin in the coming days.

“They want to get started as soon as they can,” Bob Ellis, Oakland’s code enforcement office, told the newspaper.

Thought the location will be Dollar General's first in the state, both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have locations there already.

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FBI: Healthcare companies vulnerable to cyber attack

BY David Salazar

BOSTON — The FBI has warned healthcare companies that hackers are targeting them and patient records, according to a flash alert the agency sent out earlier this week that Reuters first reported.

According to Reuters, the FBI warned that it had “observed malicious actors targeting healthcare related systems, perhaps for the purpose of obtaining Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) and/or Personally Identifiable Information (PII).”

The warning came two days after news outlets on Monday reported that Community Health had been the victim of a cyberattack in which hackers based in China acquired about 4.5 million patient records from the past five years, including birth dates, names, addresses and social security numbers.

"These actors have also been seen targeting multiple companies in the healthcare and medical device industry typically targeting valuable intellectual property, such as medical device and equipment development data," the FBI alert said.

Though Community Health Systems hasn’t provided much information about how it was attacked, the data that health care providers store has been a concern of the FBI’s since April, when the agency cautioned healthcare companies that the systems used across the industry might not have the security necessary to fend off cyberattacks.

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Philips Norelco debuts new shaver, partners with men’s grooming expert for YouTube series

BY Ryan Chavis

STAMFORD, Conn. — The skin care needs of men differ greatly: some guys get a seemingly effortless, bump-free shave each and every time, while others are prone to ingrown hairs and irritation. Philips Norelco is partnering with grooming expert Craig the Barber to help smooth things out.

In a new video series from Philips Norelco, Craig takes on the skin issues that men encounter everyday. What's the right shaver to use? Which product ingredients should be avoided? Throughout the series, he tackles these questions and demystifies the shaving and grooming aisle. The video series is available on the Philips Norelco YouTube channel.

"As the men's shaving and grooming category continues to explode, guys have more options than ever before," said Craig the Barber. "The trick is knowing your skin and choosing the perfect products to get the best results. Philips Norelco is now making that process easier than ever, with customized technology for different skin needs, even razor burn and ingrown hairs."

In an effort to address the needs of men who experience ingrown hairs and bumps when shaving, Philips Norelco designed its first electric shaver that reduces irritation, while being gentle on the skin. The Philips Norelco CareTouch shaver cuts hair just above skin level for a smooth shave, minus the bumps. The shaver's wet-dry technology adds to its versatility.  

"Creating meaningful innovation to improve people's lives is at the core of what Philips does," said Annette Domnik, senior director of marketing for Philips Norelco. "With a void in the electric shaving market for men with sensitive skin who are prone to ingrown hairs, we were determined to design a shaver that addressed this and the new Philips Norelco CareTouch delivers."

The Philips Norelco CareTouch shaver is priced at $59.99, and is available at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Amazon and other retailers.

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