Applied Materials Sunnyvale property shopping cart: $194 million

SUNNYVALE — Applied Materials has stuffed its real estate shopping basket with another Sunnyvale property, buying a big office and research building that the tech titan could use for future expansion.

The latest Silicon Valley property purchase by Applied Materials means the tech titan has spent well over $190 million in two years to buy a wide array of properties in Sunnyvale.

Applied Materials paid $46.6 million for a one-story building at 545 Oakmead Parkway in Sunnyvale, according to property documents filed on May 5 with Santa Clara County officials.

That purchase came one day after Applied Materials bought two

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A Chinese online shopping site was accused of animal cruelty after shipping out $1.50 ‘mystery boxes’ filled with live puppies and kittens were found, many of whom had suffocated or starved in transit

Volunteers unloaded some 160 puppies and kittens from the truck they intercepted in Chengdu. Fodian Shipin/ Weibo

  • Animal rights activists in China found 160 puppies and kittens being transported in a shipping truck.

  • The animals were being shipped in “mystery boxes” sold by a Chengdu animal breeder on Chinese shopping site Taobao for $1.50.

  • Many of the animals starved and suffocated as they made a cross-country journey to customers.

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Outrage over the sheer cruelty of animal “mystery boxes” sparked after some 160 distressed and dying puppies and kittens were found in the back

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Massachusetts drops mandate for early shopping hours for older residents

Massachusetts drops mandate for early shopping hours for older residents

Massachusetts announced it will no longer require grocery stores and pharmacies to set aside dedicated shopping hours for older adults.It’s part of changes being made as part of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan. State health officials said groceries and retail stores with pharmacy departments will no longer be required to offer senior hours — but should still consider dedicated hours of operation for seniors.They were first put in place last Spring along with a slew of other COVID-19 precautions. Additional changes in pandemic

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Miami shooting: Three injured as gunman opens fire in Florida shopping mall

Police in Florida were called to reports of an active shooter in a shopping mall as three people were rushed to hospital.

Images from the Aventura Mall in Miami show shoppers fleeing in terror after shots were reportedly fired, with witnesses saying people were “running and trampling” to get away.

Others were forced to hide inside shops and in storage rooms as the terrifying incident unfolded.

Three people were taken to hospital, according to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue service, but the extent of their injuries is not clear.

A source told the Miami Herald that there were two suspects, with

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Man in semi shoots himself in Rochester, Minn. shopping center parking lot

A man inside a semitrailer truck fatally shot himself outside a Rochester shopping center Wednesday morning with state troopers and police on the scene, authorities said.

The gunfire occurred about 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Miracle Mile Shopping Center just off Hwy. 14, said Rochester police spokeswoman Amanda Grayson.

Law enforcement fired no shots, and no officers were injured, read a statement from the state Department of Public Safety (DPS). The driver’s identity has yet to be released.

About 6:45 a.m., three troopers stopped the truck for a vehicle inspection, then attempted to detain the driver for

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Kroger’s new smart shopping cart lets you skip the line

MADEIRA, Ohio — You’ve heard of smart phones, smart watches, and smart TVs. Add smart carts to the list as Kroger rolls out its new KroGO digital shopping carts.

Kroger corporate affairs manager Erin Rolfes allowed our cameras into the Madeira, Ohio, Kroger store to see the grocer’s newest experiment with in-store technology: a digital shopping cart that rings up your purchase as you shop.

The Madeira Kroger has been testing these carts since January and has a dozen at the store entrance, ready for shoppers to try.

As Rolfes walked through the store, she grabbed apples, lemon juice and

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