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Coronavirus Outbreak May Cause U.S. Drug Shortages

Coronavirus Outbreak May Cause U.S. Drug Shortages

There are new fears that the novel coronavirus outbreak could cause shortages of lifesaving medications in the United States. So far, the outbreak has threatened production of about 150 prescription drugs, including some brand drugs... 
Quarantine Patients’ Move To Cosa Mesa Temporarily Halted

Quarantine Patients’ Move To Cosa Mesa Temporarily Halted

The city of Costa Mesa, California has won a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the transfer of Americans who have tested positive for the coronavirus to a closed ­mental-health facility in the city. District Judge Josephine... 
Deere Reports Unexpected Profit

Deere Reports Unexpected Profit

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), the world’s largest farm equipment maker, has reported an increase in profit for the quarter ended Feb. 2 that was unexpected by analysts. Quarterly profit was $517 million, or $1.63 per share, up... 
General Mills Has New Plan To Increase Profitability

General Mills Has New Plan To Increase Profitability

General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is embarking on a new plan to increase profitability for the business. CEO Jeff Harmening detailed the plan at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) investor conference. According... 
High-fat, High-sugar Diet Can Change Your Brain

High-fat, High-sugar Diet Can Change Your Brain

Researchers in Australia have found that a high-fat, high-sugar ‘junk food’ diet can change the brain and reduce your appetite control. A team from Macquarie University and Griffith University in Australia determined that... 
Dairy Farmers of America Acquiring Part Of Dean Foods

Dairy Farmers of America Acquiring Part Of Dean Foods

Dallas-based Dean Foods, the largest U.S. milk producer, will be selling a “substantial” part of it business to Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), an agricultural cooperative that represents roughly 14,000 dairy producers. As... 
Medtronic Insulin Pumps Recalled Over Incorrect Dosing

Medtronic Insulin Pumps Recalled Over Incorrect Dosing

Medical device company Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) is recalling several types of insulin pumps because of a dangerous flaw. According to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the devices in question are being... 
Merger Of T-Mobile And Sprint Approved By Judge

Merger Of T-Mobile And Sprint Approved By Judge

A U.S. district judge has ruled in favor of Sprint’s $26 billion deal to merge with T-Mobile. The merger would form a wireless giant with 126 million customers. T-Mobile said after the verdict that it expects the deal to close... 
NASA Team Fixed Voyager 2 In Interstellar Space

NASA Team Fixed Voyager 2 In Interstellar Space

A team from NASA has managed to fix the Voyager 2 space probe even though the spacecraft is nearly 11.5 billion miles (13.5 billion km) from Earth. The craft is so far away that it takes more than a day and a half for mission... 
Facebook Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation

Facebook Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is fighting misinformation about China’s fast-spreading coronavirus by taking down misleading posts and ads. The company said in a blog post that it’s working to help limit the spread of misinformation... 
Ukraine Angered By Iran’s Denials In Jet Crash

Ukraine Angered By Iran’s Denials In Jet Crash

Iran’s government is accused of knowing immediately that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet last month. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was flying from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on January 8 when... 
Forever 21 To Sell Retail Business

Forever 21 To Sell Retail Business

Forever 21 has reportedly reached a deal to sell its retail business for $81 million. The sale would include all of Forever 21’s assets, including its remaining stores and its beauty line RileyRose. According to the bankruptcy... 
FCC Going After Wireless Carriers For Selling Location Data

FCC Going After Wireless Carriers For Selling Location Data

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to go after wireless carriers that have violated federal law by selling consumer location data. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wrote in a letter to lawmakers that one or more “Notice(s)... 
Airbus To Pay Record $4 Billion Fine

Airbus To Pay Record $4 Billion Fine

European planemaker Airbus is set to pay a record $4 billion fine to settle charges that it bribed public officials and hid the payments as part of a pattern of worldwide corruption. According to the U.S. Department of Justice,... 
Ring Under Fire For Sharing Customers’ Data

Ring Under Fire For Sharing Customers’ Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a report disclosing that Amazon-owned company Ring shares tons of users’ personal information with lots of different sources. The non-profit found that the Android version... 
U.S. Ramps Up Fight Against Counterfeit Goods

U.S. Ramps Up Fight Against Counterfeit Goods

New measures to fight against the vast amounts of counterfeit goods flooding into the U.S. have been announced by the Trump administration. Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced new... 
Huawei And TomTom Partner On New Map App

Huawei And TomTom Partner On New Map App

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has partnered with Dutch location technology provider TomTom for the navigation company to build map services for Huawei phones. The deal TomTom will allow it to use the company’s maps, traffic... 
Bose Closing Every Store In North America

Bose Closing Every Store In North America

Audio equipment maker Bose Corporation is closing all of its brick-and-mortar retail stores across several global markets, including every retail location in North America. The company announced that it is about to close 119 stores,... 
European Union Wants To Standardize Smartphone Charging

European Union Wants To Standardize Smartphone Charging

The European Union would like to have a standard and singular charging port for all types of smartphones. The European Commission is determined to cut down on electronic waste being created by obsolete cables and thinks... 
Target Misses Expectations For Holiday Season

Target Misses Expectations For Holiday Season

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has joined a growing list of retailers reporting meager performances during the critical holiday shopping season. The company reported same-store sales were up just 1.4 percent during November and December, compared... 
Ukrainian Gas Company Associated With Impeachment Hacked

Ukrainian Gas Company Associated With Impeachment Hacked

The Ukrainian gas company at the center of President Trump’s impeachment scandal has reportedly been breached by Russian military hackers. Area 1 Security, a Silicon Valley company that specializes in e-mail security has published... 
Doctors Keep Livers Viable Outside Body A Week

Doctors Keep Livers Viable Outside Body A Week

In a major breakthrough in transplantation medicine, Swiss researchers have developed a machine that can repair injured human livers and keeps them alive outside the body for up to a week. The device was developed by a team from... 
CNN Settles Labor Law Violations For $76 Million

CNN Settles Labor Law Violations For $76 Million

CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations from National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of violating federal labor law more than 15 years ago. The agency said in a statement that the settlement was the largest... 
Vermont Bill Proposes Under-21 Cellphone Ban

Vermont Bill Proposes Under-21 Cellphone Ban

Vermont state Sen. John Rodgers (D) has introduced legislation that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use or possess a cellphone. The proposal would punish anyone under the age threshold found with a... 
Biggest One-year Drop In Cancer Death Rate Recorded

Biggest One-year Drop In Cancer Death Rate Recorded

A new report from the American Cancer Society on cancer incidence, mortality and survival in the United States shows that the cancer death rate had its largest one-year decline ever from 2016 to 2017. The cancer death rate dropped... 
Mini Doughnuts Now On Krispy Kreme Menu

Mini Doughnuts Now On Krispy Kreme Menu

Krispy Kreme is rolling out miniature versions of four of their most popular doughnuts as their newest permanent menu item. The North Carolina-based doughnut chain has chosen Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced Glazed, Chocolate Iced... 
Herbal Supplement Eyed As Culprit In Liver Failure Case

Herbal Supplement Eyed As Culprit In Liver Failure Case

A 23-year-old Texas woman’s sudden, acute liver failure is believed to have been caused by a health supplement she was taking. Emily Goss had taken four ‘Balance” pills a day made by supplement company Alani Nu for... 
Army Issues Ban On TikTok App

Army Issues Ban On TikTok App

Following guidance from the Defense Department, the Army has banned the short form video app TikTok from all government-owned phones. Lt. Col. Crystal X. Boring, a public affairs officer for the Army, said the Office of the Secretary... 
Russia Deploys First Hypersonic Nuclear-capable Missiles

Russia Deploys First Hypersonic Nuclear-capable Missiles

Russia has deployed its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles. Russia’s defense minister, Sergei K. Shoigu, reportedly informed President Vladimir Putin this week that the first missile regiment was operational.... 
$28,000 Bill Received For Sore Throat Checkup

$28,000 Bill Received For Sore Throat Checkup

Getting a sore throat checked out resulted in a massive $28,395.50 bill for one woman in New York. Alexa Kasdan, 40, got checked out at a specialty care clinic on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for a cold and a sore throat prior... 
Millions of U.S. Facebook Users’ Data Exposed

Millions of U.S. Facebook Users’ Data Exposed

Security Discovery, a Ukrainian cybersecurity website that offers news and consulting services, has revealed that information on 267 million Facebook users has been exposed online. The confidential records were reportedly first... 
Long Work Hours Linked To High Blood Pressure

Long Work Hours Linked To High Blood Pressure

A new study out of Canada appears to show that working overtime can have some pretty serious consequences on workers’ health. The Canadian study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, found... 
Number Of Americans Driving High Has Risen

Number Of Americans Driving High Has Risen

The growing acceptance and availability of marijuana in the U.S. has led to more drivers hitting the road high, according to the new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... 
Some Amazon Sellers Turn Trash Into Cash

Some Amazon Sellers Turn Trash Into Cash

In the newest “buyer beware” story of the holiday season, a new report shows that some Amazon sellers have been offering items sourced from the trash as new items for sale on the platform. An investigation by The Wall Street... 
New Orleans Cyberattack Cripples City Operations

New Orleans Cyberattack Cripples City Operations

The City of New Orleans has suffered a cyberattack serious enough to cripple its operations. As a precautionary measure, all city employees were instructed to power down computers, disconnect from Wi-Fi, and unplug any of their... 
Consumers Concerned About Ring Surveillance Camera Hacks

Consumers Concerned About Ring Surveillance Camera Hacks

Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about hackers tapping in to Ring cameras intended for home security. Multiple news reports have emerged claiming that hackers have compromised the devices for all sorts of nefarious... 
Exxon Mobil Wins Climate Change Lawsuit

Exxon Mobil Wins Climate Change Lawsuit

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) won a major victory in the oil giant’s multiyear battle against the state of New York. Justice Barry Ostrager in Manhattan Supreme Court ruled that the company did not defraud investors by hiding... 
Chinese Government Ending Use Of Foreign Hardware And Software

Chinese Government Ending Use Of Foreign Hardware And Software

Reports are emerging that China has ordered all government offices to end their use of foreign hardware and software within three years. According to published sources, 30 percent of the technology is slated for replacement in... 
Chipotle Outlines New Health Policies

Chipotle Outlines New Health Policies

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) CEO Brian Niccol outlined a number of the company’s new health initiatives during an investors’ conference held earlier this week. The new steps are being taken after a slew of high-profile... 
Doctors Reporting More Injuries Due To Cellphone Use

Doctors Reporting More Injuries Due To Cellphone Use

Doctors across the country are reporting an increase in injuries due to cellphone use. A recent study, published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology, found an increase in cellphone injuries starting after 2006, around the time... 
FBI Issues Warning On Spying Smart TVs

FBI Issues Warning On Spying Smart TVs

The Portland field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning consumers that the Smart TV in their living room could be spying on them. Smart TVs connect to the internet to eliminate the need for a streaming... 
New HIV Drug Being Used In South Africa

New HIV Drug Being Used In South Africa

South Africa is using a new state-of-the-art antiretroviral drug to drastically reduce the number of people living with HIV in the country. The new three-in-one pill combines the drugs tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, lamivudine,... 
UAW, FCA Agree On Proposed Contract

UAW, FCA Agree On Proposed Contract

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE: FCAU) have reached a tentative labor deal, ending two weeks of negotiations. The UAW, one of the country’s largest and most powerful labor unions,... 
New At-home Test For Prostate Cancer Developed

New At-home Test For Prostate Cancer Developed

A team of European researchers have created an at-home urine test that could change the way prostate cancer is diagnosed. Scientists from the University of East Anglia developed a Prostate Urine Risk (PUR) kit that that can... 
Charles Schwab Buying TD Ameritrade

Charles Schwab Buying TD Ameritrade

San Francisco-based Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) has announced that it is buying TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD), the Omaha-based online brokerage firm, for about $26 billion in an all-stock deal. The deal is expected... 
FDA Approves New Drug For Ultra-rare Disorder

FDA Approves New Drug For Ultra-rare Disorder

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) has won U.S. approval for its drug Givlaari to be used to treat an ultra-rare metabolic disorder. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug, also known by the chemical... 
NASA Selects New Lunar Lander Companies

NASA Selects New Lunar Lander Companies

Five companies are newly eligible to deliver robotic payloads to the lunar surface for NASA through the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. NASA announced that Blue Origin, Ceres Robotics, Sierra Nevada... 
President Trump Wants Hospitals To Disclose Prices

President Trump Wants Hospitals To Disclose Prices

In one of his biggest moves towards health care reform, President Donald Trump has announced that hospitals will soon be required to disclose the rates they privately negotiate with insurers. Both hospitals and insurers have fought... 
Congress Agrees To Tackle Robocall Problem

Congress Agrees To Tackle Robocall Problem

The problem of robocalls has been one of the rare issues that has united lawmakers of both parties. Now, key lawmakers in the House and Senate say that they have agreed on legislation to tackle the problem. A final agreement has... 
New Gin Contains Surprising Ingredient

New Gin Contains Surprising Ingredient

A gin infused with an unlikely ingredient is bringing a lot of attention to a South African couple. Their special variety of gin, Indlovu Gin, is infused with elephant droppings, which gives the gin a flavor the creators...