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,...
(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,
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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,
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced plans for opening
a new grocery store in Los Angeles some time next year. The new
store will be located in the Woodland Hills community in a store reported
to be a 35,000...
Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) is being sued by the federal government over the patent rights to Truvada, Gilead’s HIV prevention drug. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware by the Department...
Airbnb has announced that it will review and verify all 7
million listings on its site by the end of next year. The news, along with
other information, was published in an email sent by Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and
Head of Community,...
People are increasingly turning to social media to diagnose
medical conditions. This has even extended to the diagnosis of sexually
transmitted diseases, according to a new study published in the Journal of the
A spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International
Space Station has successfully lifted off from a launch pad on Virginia’s
Eastern Shore. The spacecraft, comprised of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket
and a Cygnus supply...
Ride-hailing platform Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) is
launching a suite of financial products aimed at making transactions and
payments easier for its drivers and riders. The new suite financial products
Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported
a sharp drop in profit for the third quarter of its fiscal year. The company
reported that net income in the third quarter was $7.1 billion, or $10.12 a
A paralytic illness that’s struck down hundreds of children across
the U.S. in recent years has baffled medical experts looking for a cause. Case
of the polio-like disease, known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, has spiked
More than 400 artists have sent an open letter to Amazon.com
Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) pledging to boycott Amazon events and partnerships unless
the company cuts ties with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The open
McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) missed expectations for both
earnings and revenue in the third quarter, sending its shares falling. The
company reported earnings per share of $2.11 on revenue of $5.4 billion for the
A study by Australian researchers has found fatty tissue in
the lungs and airway walls of overweight people. It’s the first time fatty
deposits have been spotted in the lungs and the researchers believe that the
European regulators have announced their approval of the world’s
first Ebola vaccine. A panel of the European Medicines Agency is recommending
conditional marketing authorization for the experimental vaccine. The vaccine,
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) beat analysts’ estimates
for both profit and revenue in the third quarter. The bank earned 56 cents in
per-share earnings from $12.1 billion in net interest income. The consensus
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has found
a way to use Facebook’s policy against fact-checking politicians against it.
Her team has gotten an ad approved by Facebook calling out the policy and how
A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility
problems in men by boosting the quality and health of their sperm. Scientists
at the University of Sheffield in England found that lycopene, the pigment that
General Electric (NYSE: GE) has announced that it is
freezing the pensions of 20,000 U.S. salaried workers and 700 employees in its
supplemental pension program. According to GE, the workers affected by the
change won’t accrue...
Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) has destroyed about $5
million worth of assault rifles after deciding not to sell them or return them
to manufacturers. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ed Stack, said that the
Law enforcement agencies in the United States and elsewhere are
at odds with Facebook over its plans to increase end-to-end encryption across
its messaging platforms. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledged earlier this