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
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 & 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
(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