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SpaceX Starting Starlink Satellite Network

SpaceX Starting Starlink Satellite Network

SpaceX is ready to take its next step in its plan to overhaul internet delivery. The company will deliver a batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit as the first set for a constellation of satellites the company is calling... 
Disney Reaches Deal For Full Operational Control Of Hulu

Disney Reaches Deal For Full Operational Control Of Hulu

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) have announced a deal for Disney to purchase Comcast’s stake in Hulu that will allow Disney to take “full operational control” of the streaming service, effective immediately.... 
Japan Testing Train That Travels 249 MPH

Japan Testing Train That Travels 249 MPH

The fastest bullet train in the world is now being tested in Japan. The ALFA-X, projected to hit speeds of up to 249 mph, began a scheduled three years’ worth of testing at the end of last week. The goal for the East... 
Gilead Sciences Will Donate Drugs For HIV Prevention

Gilead Sciences Will Donate Drugs For HIV Prevention

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has announced a plan to donate drugs that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 11 years. The initiative is expected to last until Dec. 31, 2025, with the possibility of continuing through... 
Walmart Expanding Into Pet Care Industry

Walmart Expanding Into Pet Care Industry

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has decided to make a large leap into the pet care industry. According to an announcement from the company, Walmart will be launching a new online pet pharmacy and will be adding veterinary clinics to... 
Apple On A Business Buying Spree

Apple On A Business Buying Spree

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly on a business buying spree, snapping up between 20 and 25 companies in the last six months, according to a statement from CEO Tim Cook. That is a significant jump from last year, when... 
New Study Shows Treatment Could End HIV Transmission

New Study Shows Treatment Could End HIV Transmission

A landmark European study is showing that compliance with HIV treatment can be effective in preventing sexual transmission of the disease to non-HIV infected persons. According to the results of the study, the risk of passing... 
Facebook Removes “Dangerous Individuals” From Platforms

Facebook Removes “Dangerous Individuals” From Platforms

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has barred a number of high-profile people from its platforms after designating them as “dangerous”. All of the accounts, fan pages, and groups associated with the individuals have been purged from... 
Marriott Launching Property Rental Service

Marriott Launching Property Rental Service

Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will be rolling out a new Airbnb-like rental service, called Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott’s chief commercial officer, said in a release... 
Hundreds Of California University Students Quarantined For Measles Exposure

Hundreds Of California University Students Quarantined For Measles Exposure

Nearly 300 students and staff at two major southern California universities are under quarantine after potentially being exposed to measles. The order was issued in connection with the University of California, Los Angeles, and... 
China Announces Plans For Moon Base

China Announces Plans For Moon Base

China plans to build the first-ever moon base within the next ten years. The China National Space Administration (CSNA) intends to build a scientific research station near the Moon’s south pole. Zhang Kejian, the head of... 
Harley-Davidson Reports Plunge In Earnings

Harley-Davidson Reports Plunge In Earnings

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) reported a sharp drop in quarterly net income for the first quarter of its fiscal year. The company reported that net income for the quarter was $127.9 million, compared to... 
Google Makes Changes To Protect Accounts From Phishing Attacks

Google Makes Changes To Protect Accounts From Phishing Attacks

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google unit has announced that it will no longer be allowing sign-in attempts that don’t take place within a dedicated web browser. According to the company, the change will start in June and... 
Sleep Myths Debunked By New Study

Sleep Myths Debunked By New Study

Many popular notions about sleep have little basis in fact, but we tend to accept them as fact. Now, researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine have conducted a study to debunk the most common sleep myths. The results... 
Walmart Launching Subscription Box For Kids

Walmart Launching Subscription Box For Kids

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is teaming up with KIDBOX for a subscription service that will create and deliver packages of kids’ clothing and accessories to customers across the nation. KIDBOX is an online subscription... 
Dental Whitening Strips May Be Damaging Your Teeth

Dental Whitening Strips May Be Damaging Your Teeth

A newly released study has found that the active ingredient in most over-the-counter dental whitening strips may be damaging teeth more than previously believed. The study, led by Kelly Keenan, an associate professor of chemistry... 
Dutch Regulators Open Probe Into Apple’s Business Practices

Dutch Regulators Open Probe Into Apple’s Business Practices

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is facing an antitrust probe in the Netherlands into whether Apple abuses a dominant market position by favoring its own apps over those of its rivals. A statement from Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers... 
Walmart Adding Thousands More Robot Workers

Walmart Adding Thousands More Robot Workers

Shoppers might soon encounter robots gliding up and down the aisles of their local Walmart (NYSE: WMT) store. Walmart has announced that it will be expanding the use of robots in stores as part of its effort to control labor costs.... 
Study: 20 Minutes In Nature Reduces Stress

Study: 20 Minutes In Nature Reduces Stress

A study by the University of Michigan is suggesting that taking a short walk in nature may be helpful in preventing burn-out from stress. According to the new study, spending 20 minutes in nature can significantly lower a person’s... 
Google’s AI Ethics Panel Cancelled

Google’s AI Ethics Panel Cancelled

Google has cancelled its AI ethics panel one week after it was announced. The move comes after a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The participants of its Advanced Technology External Advisory... 
Kellogg And Ferrero Agreed To $1.3 Billion Deal

Kellogg And Ferrero Agreed To $1.3 Billion Deal

Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) has reached a deal to sell its Keebler cookies brand and numerous other assets to Nutella maker Ferrero for $1.3 billion. According to reports, the deal is expected to close by the end of July. Ferrero retained... 
Nestle Sued Over Spring Water Claims

Nestle Sued Over Spring Water Claims

A federal judge in Connecticut has advanced a class-action lawsuit claiming that Poland Spring water doesn’t come from an actual spring. The bottled water company’s owner, Nestle SA, advertises the brand as “100% Natural Spring... 
Ebola Cases In Congo Outbreak Rise To More Than 1,000

Ebola Cases In Congo Outbreak Rise To More Than 1,000

The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported that the number of cases in the latest Ebola outbreak has now surpassed 1,000. The number of cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable. The... 
New York County Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places

New York County Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places

Rockland County in New York has issued an order barring minors who are not vaccinated against measles from public places for the next thirty days. The order, issued by county executive Ed Day, bars anyone unvaccinated who is under... 
Bayer Loses Second Roundup Cancer Case

Bayer Loses Second Roundup Cancer Case

Bayer AG (ETR: BAYN) has lost a second case involving allegations that its glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer has caused cancer in a user of the product. A U.S. jury ruled unanimously in 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman’s favor... 
Myspace Admits To Massive Loss

Myspace Admits To Massive Loss

Social networking site Myspace has admitted to a massive loss. The company has reportedly lost more than a decade’s worth of music uploaded to the site due to an error that occurred during its latest server migration. According... 
California Congressman Launches $250M Lawsuit Against Twitter

California Congressman Launches $250M Lawsuit Against Twitter

Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California, has launched a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and three users of the social media platform for defamation. The complaint was filed in Henrico County Circuit Court in... 
Court: Remington Can Be Sued Over 2012 Sandy Hook Attack

Court: Remington Can Be Sued Over 2012 Sandy Hook Attack

A major blow has been dealt to the firearms industry as the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that Remington can be sued and potentially held liable in the 2012 mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The... 
Dick’s Removing Hunting Gear From 100+ Stores

Dick’s Removing Hunting Gear From 100+ Stores

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) has announced plans to pull hunting gear from approximately 125 Dick’s stores starting around August. Dick’s defines the hunting gear category as rifles and ammunition, plus “accessories... 
Volkswagen Turning Focus To Electric Cars

Volkswagen Turning Focus To Electric Cars

The Volkswagen Group’s (VLKAF) ambitious plans for the future will focus on electric cars, according to a recent announcement by the company. The group now is planning to build 70 new electric models over the next decade. The... 
Flu Season In Decline, But Still Active

Flu Season In Decline, But Still Active

This flu season is now in decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials at the agency say there is a 90 percent chance that the flu season has reached its peak. Widespread prevalence of... 
Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus

Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus

In just the second case ever, an HIV-positive adult has been cleared of the virus. Testing by HIV scientists and doctors show that the infected man now has no signs of the virus in his blood. The patient’s name, nationality... 
Google Adding Interactive Shopping Ads To Images

Google Adding Interactive Shopping Ads To Images

Alphabet’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is adding new shopping ad features to Images that let brands target shoppers at the point of inspiration. According to Google, half of online shoppers look for and are then inspired by images when... 
Lyft Prepares To Launch IPO

Lyft Prepares To Launch IPO

Lyft Inc. has filed publicly for an initial public offering (IPO). The application to the Securities and Exchange Committee reveals everything about the planned IPO but the actual share price. Lyft is apparently seeking a market... 
Scientists Discover New Alzheimer’s Genes

Scientists Discover New Alzheimer’s Genes

Scientists have discovered four new genetic variants that increase risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. An international consortium of researchers discovered that the new genes -IQCK, ACE, ADAMTS1 and WWOX –... 
Appeals Court Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Appeals Court Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger

A three-judge panel on a federal appeals court has ruled in approval of AT&T’s (NYSE: T) merger with Time Warner. The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ends a long legal battle between AT&T... 
Berkshire Hathaway Posts Rare Loss

Berkshire Hathaway Posts Rare Loss

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) posted a $25.4 billion loss in the fourth quarter in a rare net loss for the company. According to a statement from the company, the loss was driven by big price declines... 
Apple Planning To Release iPhone Credit Card

Apple Planning To Release iPhone Credit Card

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly planning to release a new credit card that works with the iPhone as part of a partnership with Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). According to sources familiar with the matter, the companies are planning... 
FDA Issues Warning Over Young Blood Transfusions

FDA Issues Warning Over Young Blood Transfusions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning against treatments or procedures that involve transfusions of plasma from young donors. Injecting plasma from young blood donors is being marketed as a way to treat a... 
Uber Reports Another Loss For 4th Quarter

Uber Reports Another Loss For 4th Quarter

Uber reported another loss for the fourth quarter of the 2018 fiscal year when it released limited financial results this week. On an adjusted basis, the company’s losses for the quarter were 88 percent higher than the previous... 
NASA Ends Quest To Revive Opportunity Rover

NASA Ends Quest To Revive Opportunity Rover

NASA has officially ended its quest to revive the Mars rover Opportunity after losing contact with the device last June. The rover has now ignored more than 830 rescue commands beamed from mission control. NASA declared the rover’s... 
Amazon Purchasing Wi-Fi Startup Eero

Amazon Purchasing Wi-Fi Startup Eero

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and mesh-networking Wi-Fi company Eero have entered into a merger agreement for the retailer to acquire the startup for an undisclosed sum. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed and neither... 
Fitbit’s Newest Fitness Tracker Not Sold At Retailers

Fitbit’s Newest Fitness Tracker Not Sold At Retailers

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) has a new fitness tracker that you won’t be able to buy in stores. That’s because the new Fitbit Inspire is intended for businesses and insurance companies rather than the consumer market. It is first product... 
FDA Issues Warning On Cancer Linked To Breast Implants

FDA Issues Warning On Cancer Linked To Breast Implants

A new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been issued that concerns a rare cancer linked to breast implants. The warning applies to all types of breast implants and the FDA is recommending laboratory testing... 
Papa John’s Gets $200M Investment

Papa John’s Gets $200M Investment

Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is rolling in dough after receiving a $200 million investment from hedge fund Starboard Value. In the deal’s announcement, the hedge fund’s CEO Jeffrey C. Smith said, “Papa John’s... 
Alphabet’s Verily To Develop Health-tracking Shoes

Alphabet’s Verily To Develop Health-tracking Shoes

Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), is reportedly interested in developing shoes that are able to track the wearer’s health. People familiar with the project say the company is currently looking for partners... 
Tesla Posts Another Quarterly Profit

Tesla Posts Another Quarterly Profit

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has announced its second consecutive quarterly profit, marking the first time the company has reported back-to-back profitable results. On an unadjusted basis, Tesla made $139.5 million, or 78 cents... 
Apple Posts Holiday Quarter Declines In Profit And Revenue

Apple Posts Holiday Quarter Declines In Profit And Revenue

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) just reported its worst performance during the holiday quarter in roughly a decade. Profits for the quarter ended in December fell to $19.97 billion, down from roughly $20 billion in the same quarter... 
Measles Spark State Of Emergency In Washington State

Measles Spark State Of Emergency In Washington State

A measles outbreak is currently spreading throughout parts of the Pacific Northwest. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has now declared a state of emergency in all counties of the state due to the outbreak. Inslee’s proclamation... 
Hundreds Of Employees Laid Off From Apple’s Project Titan

Hundreds Of Employees Laid Off From Apple’s Project Titan

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has reportedly eliminated more than 200 employees from its Project Titan autonomous vehicle initiative this week. According to published reports, those employees’ positions were eliminated as part of...