After IKEA Dresser Recall 8th Child Reportedly Killed, Another Lawsuit

Another child was reportedly killed by an unsecured IKEA dresser, after it was recalled in June 2016, according to the family’s lawyers who are suing IKEA over their son’s death.

In the recall that began last June, IKEA offered anchors and refunds for their MALM dresser after several cases of it toppling over and killing children. According to the family’s lawyers, the toddler’s parents weren’t aware of the recall and it “was poorly publicized by IKEA and ineffective in getting these defective and unstable dressers out of children’s bedrooms.”

Link Between Sugar and Cancer Clearer, Researchers Say

Belgian scientists say after nine years they have made a breakthrough in cancer research after finding evidence for the positive correlation between sugar and cancer. The study published in the journal Nature Communications found yeast with high levels of sugar stimulated cell growth in the same proteins commonly found in human tumors.

According to a press release, sugar “awakens” cancer cells. Researchers say the sugar cancer link “has sweeping consequences” and further research is needed on the subject, using their study as a foundation.

Scientists add, their research “may have far-reaching impacts on tailor-made diets for cancer patients.”

US Retirement Insecurity Prominent Across Generations, Study Finds

The majority of Americans workers -- across several generations --- are insecure about retirement, according to findings from a TransAmerica study. The survey found 40 percent of Baby Boomers expect a decrease in their standard of living in retirement, 83 percent of Generation X workers believe they will have a harder time achieving financial security than their parents and only 18 percent of Millennial workers are very confident about their retirement.

In terms of individual generational retirement perspectives, Millennials are worried Social Security won’t be able to support them when they retire -- 55 percent of them expect their primary source of retirement income to be self-funded through accounts, like 401(k)s and IRAs.

Generation Xers are also worried Social Security won’t be there for them when they retire. Although 77 percent of Gen Xers are saving for retirement in a company-sponsored 401(k) or similar plan, 30 percent of participants have taken a loan or early withdrawal from their retirement accounts.

Baby Boomers are expected to work into older ages than previous generations with two-thirds already working past 65 years of age or are planning to, yet only a quarter of them have a backup plan in the event they won’t be able to work prior to their planned retirement.

NFL Won't Make Players Stand for National Anthem, But Believes They Should

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league believes its players should stand for the national anthem, but won’t force them to.

NFL executives met with players, union leaders and team owners to discuss the protests. Goodell said the players expressed their reasons for protesting. Goodell said they also spent time talking about why the NFL believes everyone should stand for the national anthem -- he said it’s an important part of the game and they take pride in it.

President Donald Trump reacted in tweet -- he said ”the NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!”

The Cheapest US Cities to Retire in

The majority of Americans will retire broke or go broke during their golden years, but how long your retirement savings will last might depend on where you live.

GOBankingRates found the cheapest U.S. cities to retire in by comparing the cost of living, housing, groceries, transportation, health and utilities in 150 cities from Sperling’s Best Cities.

The top five states...starting from number five are Toledo, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, Jackson, Mississippi, Detroit, Michigan and Birmingham, Alabama. GOBankingRates say Birmingham’s cost of living is 27.4 percent lower than the national average. The city also has the lowest amounts spent on health, transportation and housing.