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Walmart Expanding Grocery Delivery With New Program

Walmart Expanding Grocery Delivery With New Program

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will be giving its customers access to unlimited same-day grocery deliveries this fall with its Delivery Unlimited program. The company has been testing the program in Houston, Miami, Salt Lake City, and... 
Common Antibiotic Linked To Heart Problems

Common Antibiotic Linked To Heart Problems

A link has been found between one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics and two types of heart problems. A new study has discovered that fluoroquinolones are associated with an increased risk of developing both... 
50 Attorneys General Join Antitrust Probe Of Google

50 Attorneys General Join Antitrust Probe Of Google

Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google over possible antitrust violations, confirming reports that emerged last week about a bipartisan investigation into Google’s practices.... 
Target Hiring 130,000 For Holiday Season

Target Hiring 130,000 For Holiday Season

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has announced plans to hire more than 130,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season to work in its stores and distribution centers. According to the retailer, about 125,000 jobs will be positioned... 
Roku Smart TVs To Be Available In Europe

Roku Smart TVs To Be Available In Europe

Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) has announced that it will let manufacturers license reference designs for its TVs and use Roku OS to create smart TVs for sale in Europe. It expects to launch its first TVs in the U.K. toward the end... 
New Study Shows All Sodas May Be Bad For You

New Study Shows All Sodas May Be Bad For You

While diet sodas have long been touted as a healthier alternative to their full-sugar counterparts, a new study appears to show that drinking too much of any type of soda may be bad for your health. The study, involving about 450,000... 
AT&T Takes Top Spot In Wireless Testing

AT&T Takes Top Spot In Wireless Testing

Virginia-based Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), an independent testing firm, has released the results of its latest study of voice and data test of the biggest wireless companies in America. The company released an announcement,... 
Teenager’s Poor Diet Leads To Blindness

Teenager’s Poor Diet Leads To Blindness

Reports have emerged of a teen who slowly went blind as a result of his poor diet despite having no visible signs he was malnourished. The damage to his eyesight was ultimately traced to the lack of nutrition in his diet, which... 
YouTube Fined Over Children’s Privacy Violations

YouTube Fined Over Children’s Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Google $150 million to $200 million to settle accusations that its YouTube subsidiary had been illegally collecting personal information about children. More than 20 consumer advocacy... 
Drug Mistake Causes “Werewolf Syndrome” In 17 Children

Drug Mistake Causes “Werewolf Syndrome” In 17 Children

A drug mistake at a pharmacy in Spain has resulted in 17 cases of children growing excessive hair on their bodies in an outbreak of hypertrichosis, commonly known as “werewolf syndrome.” The 17 cases were reported by... 
Disney Announces New Partnership With Target

Disney Announces New Partnership With Target

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) have announced a partnership that will see the companies collaborate on several projects over the next few years. The first project, new Disney-focused digital... 
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Behavioral Problems

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Behavioral Problems

Researchers from the University of Michigan say that their latest study suggests a link between vitamin D deficiency and behavioral problems. According to their study of schoolchildren, younger kids with low levels of the vitamin were... 
European Fund Floated To Invest In Tech Companies

European Fund Floated To Invest In Tech Companies

European Union officials are floating a plan to create a sovereign wealth fund intended to invest in companies that could compete with U.S. and Chinese tech giants. According to an internal document detailing the plan, the fund... 
Disney Accused Of Inflating Revenue

Disney Accused Of Inflating Revenue

A former senior financial analyst for Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has accused the company of repeatedly and systematically overstating its revenue for years. Sandra Kuba, who worked for Disney’s revenue operations unit for 18... 
Brain Changes Seen With Common ADHD Medication

Brain Changes Seen With Common ADHD Medication

A common drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to actively change the development of the brain in boys who take it. The drug methylphenidate (MPH), sold under trade names including Ritalin... 
Apple’s Face ID Tricked With Simple Method

Apple’s Face ID Tricked With Simple Method

Researchers from Tencent presenting at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas demonstrated a relatively simple way to break into someone’s iPhone by bypassing the Face ID feature. Apparently, if taped glasses are put... 
Bayer Seeks To Settle Roundup Claims For $8 Billion

Bayer Seeks To Settle Roundup Claims For $8 Billion

Monsanto parent company Bayer AG has reportedly offered $8 billion to settle claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The $8 billion deal would settle the roughly 18,000 claims that the company is currently facing, as... 
Novartis Subsidiary Accused Of Data Manipulation

Novartis Subsidiary Accused Of Data Manipulation

AveXis, a subsidiary of Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), has been accused of submitting manipulated data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ahead of the approval of its gene-therapy drug Zolgensma. The FDA revealed the data-manipulation... 
Apple Sued Over Siri Recordings

Apple Sued Over Siri Recordings

Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company’s Siri voice assistant is violating user privacy by allegedly recording consumers and minors without consent. The lawsuit also accuses Apple of failing to... 
New Blood Test Used To Detect Early-stage Breast Cancer

New Blood Test Used To Detect Early-stage Breast Cancer

A research team that included scientists at Arizona State University, the City of Hope, Mayo Clinic, and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, have developed a new blood test to detect breast cancer that is said to be 100-times... 
Juul Wants To Track Your Vaping

Juul Wants To Track Your Vaping

Silicon Valley startup Juul has just released a new e-cigarette that can monitor users’ vaping and track their device. The Juul C1, as the device is known, is now being sold in the United Kingdom after a successful pilot in... 
DoorDash Buys Caviar For $410 Million

DoorDash Buys Caviar For $410 Million

DoorDash has expanded its food delivery empire with the purchase of Caviar, a high-end food delivery and catering business. The acquisition was announced during the second-quarter sales report for Square, which acquired Caviar... 
Microplastics Removal Idea Wins Young Scientist $50,000

Microplastics Removal Idea Wins Young Scientist $50,000

Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira has devised a simple but effective method to extract microplastics from the world’s oceans. According to his paper on the process, his extraction method removed 85 percent to 92 percent of microplastics... 
Americans May Soon Be Able To Import Cheaper Drugs From Canada

Americans May Soon Be Able To Import Cheaper Drugs From Canada

The Trump administration has proposed a plan to let Americans import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada to make the drugs more affordable. Under the plan, states, wholesalers and pharmacies will submit plans on how they would... 
Surescripts’ Fight With Amazon Escalates

Surescripts’ Fight With Amazon Escalates

Surescripts’ battle with Amazon-owned (NASDAQ: AMZN) PillPack has escalated to a new level. Surescripts is accusing a company called ReMy Health of providing PillPack with patient prescription information “fraudulently”... 
Antitrust Reviews Of Tech Giants Initiated

Antitrust Reviews Of Tech Giants Initiated

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies, like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. The DOJ is investigating whether the companies’ online platforms have... 
Brain Changes Found In Cuba Sonic Attack Victims

Brain Changes Found In Cuba Sonic Attack Victims

Researchers examining the brains of 40 former staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba found that whatever happened to cause the so-called “sonic attacks” in Havana changed the brain structure of those affected. A study conducted... 
Toys R Us Returning For Holidays

Toys R Us Returning For Holidays

Toys R Us toy stores will be coming back to the United States in time for the 2019 holiday season. The announcement was made by Tru Kids, the company that bought the rights to the Toys R Us brand. Two new stores are set to open... 
SpaceX Prototype Bursts Into Flames During Test

SpaceX Prototype Bursts Into Flames During Test

A SpaceX prototype rocket caught fire during a key test at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The rocket, using one of SpaceX’s next-generation “Raptor” rocket engines, burst into flames four minutes after SpaceX... 
Citigroup Tops Estimates For Profit And Revenue

Citigroup Tops Estimates For Profit And Revenue

Citigroup (NYSE: C) has beat analysts’ expectations for second-quarter profit and revenue. The bank posted profit of $4.79 billion, or $1.95 per share, compared with the $1.80 expected by analysts. This was a 20 percent rise... 
New Developments Announced By Neuralink

New Developments Announced By Neuralink

Elon Musk’s secretive company Neuralink has introduced some of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. This week, Mr. Musk gave a big presentation of Neuralink’s research. A white paper credited... 
New Tests For HIV Vaccine Planned

New Tests For HIV Vaccine Planned

An experimental HIV vaccine is set to be tested in Europe, South America, and North America sometime this year. Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) Janssen unit will be collaborating with the U.S. National... 
Opioid Maker Agrees To $1.4 Billion Settlement

Opioid Maker Agrees To $1.4 Billion Settlement

Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government to end criminal and civil investigations into the marketing of its Suboxone addiction treatment medication. The U.S. Department... 
France Passes Big Tech Tax

France Passes Big Tech Tax

French lawmakers have approved a 3 percent tax on digital companies that make large profits in the country. The tax will be applied to revenue from digital services earned in France by companies that make more than 750 million... 
Heart Health Supplements Shown To Be Ineffective

Heart Health Supplements Shown To Be Ineffective

A large new analysis conducted by researchers at West Virginia University found that there was surprisingly little proof that supplements have the ability to prevent heart disease. According to the results of the study, the majority... 
5G Standard For Connected Cars A Win For Qualcomm

5G Standard For Connected Cars A Win For Qualcomm

A legal battle over the use of 5G technology in vehicles across Europe has resulted in a big win for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). European Union member states have elected to scrap new rules mandating Wi-Fi technology as the... 
Facebook Plans New Attack Against Medical Misinformation

Facebook Plans New Attack Against Medical Misinformation

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced a plan to take more aggressive steps to limit the reach of false, sometimes dangerous, medical misinformation on its platform. Facebook, and its image-sharing platform Instagram, have become... 
Walmart Plans Big Investment In China Operations

Walmart Plans Big Investment In China Operations

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced plans to invest more than a billion dollars into its China operations over the next two decades. Roughly 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) will be used to create new distribution centers in China.... 
China Accused Of Hacking 8 Tech Firms

China Accused Of Hacking 8 Tech Firms

China has been accused of hacking into the operations of some of the world’s biggest technology service providers. The global hacking campaign, known as Cloud Hopper, has been attributed to China by the United States and its... 
Ford Closing European Factories

Ford Closing European Factories

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has announced that it will close or sell six of its manufacturing plants across Europe by the end of 2020. As part of a major cost-cutting plan, the company is reducing its manufacturing footprint... 
New Airbnb Feature Has Thousands Of High-end Listings

New Airbnb Feature Has Thousands Of High-end Listings

A new feature on Airbnb gives users access to over 2,000 exclusive luxury properties around the world. The feature, named Airbnb Luxe, is for those looking to rent high-end properties, including castles, beachfront villas, entire... 
Insurers Take Obamacare Case To Supreme Court

Insurers Take Obamacare Case To Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case brought by a group of insurers against the federal government over $12 billion in payments owed after the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, passed under Democratic former President... 
Google Maps Found To Have Scores Of Fake Listings

Google Maps Found To Have Scores Of Fake Listings

There are millions of fake business listings on Google Maps, according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal. There have been more than 200 million listings added to Google Maps over the years. According to estimates,... 
Encephalitis Kills More Than 100 Children In India

Encephalitis Kills More Than 100 Children In India

More than 110 children in India have died this month from encephalitis, with more than 430 others requiring hospitalization. Health experts thus far have not been able to establish the root of the outbreak. Doctors and officials... 
Domino’s Testing Self-driving Pizza Delivery

Domino’s Testing Self-driving Pizza Delivery

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) has announced a new partnership with autonomous-driving tech startup Nuro to deliver pizza by self-driving car in Houston. Domino’s will use Nuro’s fleet of autonomous test vehicles to deliver... 
Amazon Lays Off Dozens Of Game Studios Employees

Amazon Lays Off Dozens Of Game Studios Employees

The final day of E3 ended with bad news for a number of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Game Studios employees. According to reports, “dozens” of employees were told they were being laid off from the company. Employees affected by the... 
Four Participants Announced For FDA Blockchain Project

Four Participants Announced For FDA Blockchain Project

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recruited four companies to participate in a pilot project to use blockchain to identify, track and trace prescription medicines and vaccines distributed within the United... 
Bankruptcy In The Works For Insys Therapeutics

Bankruptcy In The Works For Insys Therapeutics

Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY), based in Chandler, Ariz., has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code. The company said it would continue operating while it comes up with a plan to pay... 
Study: White Meat And Red Meat Equally Bad For Cholesterol Levels

Study: White Meat And Red Meat Equally Bad For Cholesterol Levels

For decades, white meat was thought to have less cholesterol and was better for preventing cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study is showing that cholesterol levels for both white meat and red meat are equal. The study has been... 
The North Face Under Fire For Wikipedia Edits

The North Face Under Fire For Wikipedia Edits

Outdoor apparel company The North Face, owned by VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC), is getting slammed across the internet and by Wikipedia for a marketing stunt that replaced photos of some of the world’s most iconic adventure destinations...