Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for May 19

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  1. New jobs are heading to West Michigan. Kraft-Heinz announced it's expanding its facility in Holland.

The expansion will create 50 new jobs and will bring 100 percent of the company's Grey Poupon mustard production here to Michigan.

Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz merged last summer becoming the third largest food and beverage company in the United States, and fifth largest in the world.

 

2. They're a special kind of mushroom that can sell for as much as $50 per pound.

One man is selling his on eBay for $10,000.

It's shaped just like the Lower Peninsula!

Lance Miller from Manistee found the Michigan mushroom and says the sale on eBay is purely for fun. He has no intention of selling or eating the mushroom.

Instead he's stored it in his freezer and is trying to find the best way to preserve it.

 

3. A young woman is saying that one of the guys from the Detroit Red Wings gave her one of the best nights of her life, by showing up as her date to a special dance.

22-year-old Morgan Behen, on the east side of the state, has an inoperable brain tumor.

Recently, she was invited to attend a prom in Detroit organized by the Wish Upon a Teen Foundation.

She wrote a letter to Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan asking him to be her date.

She didn't know that his answer was “yes,” until he showed up at the dance this past weekend and surprised her.

The NHL player said that surprising Morgan was more nerve wracking than a playoff game.

 

4. The apps and gadgets from Google keep coming.

A new app called "Allo" will help you respond to text messages using artificial intelligence.

The app studies messages you receive, and how you respond, and offers suggestions to make conversing easier.

The company unveiled the app at its annual IO developer conference.

They also showed off the Google Home, a portable speaker that takes voice commands much like Amazon's Echo. It should be available later this year.

 

5.  Linked-In says hackers are trying to sell millions of user email addresses and passwords, following a data breach.

According to the New York Times, the company's announcement could mean the breach, from 2012, was larger than first thought.

Linked-In said it's working to invalidate passwords for impacted accounts which could affect up to 117 million email addresses and passwords.

Hackers could possibly use the information to break into people's other accounts, including banking websites.

 

 

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