CDC: Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to some Fresh Express salad kits

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli infections that have been linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kit, and the CDC is urging anyone who may have purchased one of the salad kits to throw it away.

Christmas tree prices rise 2 years in a row

It takes as long as 10 years to grow a Christmas tree, so any change in how many trees a supplier might plant won't affect supply for nearly a decade. Christmas tree growers planted fewer trees after the Great Recession. That is why the prices of Christmas trees rose about 4% in 2018 and are likely up about the same amount in 2019.