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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,... 
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... 
Amazon To Launch New Grocery Store

Amazon To Launch New Grocery Store

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 Sued By Government Over Truvada Patent

Gilead Sciences Sued By Government Over Truvada Patent

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 Launches Sitewide Verification Process

Airbnb Launches Sitewide Verification Process

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 Turning To Social Media For STD Diagnoses

People Turning To Social Media For STD Diagnoses

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 American Medical... 
Resupply Mission To Space Station Launches Successfully

Resupply Mission To Space Station Launches Successfully

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... 
Uber Making Big Push Into Financial Services

Uber Making Big Push Into Financial Services

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 and technologies... 
Alphabet Misses On Earnings, Beats On Revenue

Alphabet Misses On Earnings, Beats On Revenue

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 share, down... 
Potential Cause Of Mystery Illness Found

Potential Cause Of Mystery Illness Found

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 every... 
Artists Pledge To Boycott Amazon Over ICE Connections

Artists Pledge To Boycott Amazon Over ICE Connections

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 letter,... 
McDonald’s Misses On Earnings And Revenue

McDonald’s Misses On Earnings And Revenue

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 quarter. Analysts... 
Scientists Find Fat Clogging Lungs And Airways

Scientists Find Fat Clogging Lungs And Airways

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 build-up may... 
European Regulators Approve Merck’s Ebola Vaccine

European Regulators Approve Merck’s Ebola Vaccine

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, developed... 
Bank Of America Posts Better-than-expected Profit And Revenue

Bank Of America Posts Better-than-expected Profit And Revenue

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 expectation... 
Elizabeth Warren Using Facebook’s Policies Against It

Elizabeth Warren Using Facebook’s Policies Against It

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 it could... 
Sperm Boosting Compound Found In Tomatoes

Sperm Boosting Compound Found In Tomatoes

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 makes tomatoes... 
General Electric Announces Employee Pension Plan Freeze

General Electric Announces Employee Pension Plan Freeze

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 Destroys Unsold Assault Rifles

Dick’s Sporting Goods Destroys Unsold Assault Rifles

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 company turned... 
Facebook’s Encryption Plans Alarm Law Enforcement

Facebook’s Encryption Plans Alarm Law Enforcement

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 year...