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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... 
Birth Control Pill Break May Not Be Necessary

Birth Control Pill Break May Not Be Necessary

According to new advice from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), an arm of the U.K’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, women can safely take the birth control pill without a seven-day... 
Russian Hackers Targeted DNC After Midterms

Russian Hackers Targeted DNC After Midterms

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has claimed that it was targeted in an attempted hacking by a Russian group shortly after the midterm elections. The documents were part of an amended complaint filed in federal court in... 
Johnson & Johnson And Apple Launching Stroke Risk Study

Johnson & Johnson And Apple Launching Stroke Risk Study

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is partnering with Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit to study whether the latest Apple Watch and an app from the pharmaceutical company can be used to prevent strokes.... 
Netflix Announces Subscription Price Increase

Netflix Announces Subscription Price Increase

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has announced that it would be raising its subscription prices in the United States. The price increases will be applied to all existing subscribers over the next few months, while new members will be charged... 
SpaceX Announces Plans To Cut Workforce By 10 Percent

SpaceX Announces Plans To Cut Workforce By 10 Percent

Rocket company SpaceX has announced plans to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce in the coming weeks. The workforce reduction was announced in an email sent to employees by President Gwynne Shotwell. The move is expected... 
Macy’s Had A Disappointing Holiday Season

Macy’s Had A Disappointing Holiday Season

Macy’s (NYSE: M) didn’t sell as much merchandise during the holidays as executives had hoped, resulting in the company reporting disappointing sales results for the November and December period. The department store giant... 
Eli Lilly Plans To Acquire Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly Plans To Acquire Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to acquire Loxo Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) in a deal valued at about $8 billion. The deal would be the biggest acquisition in the drugmaker’s 143-year history. According to... 
GM And DoorDash Partner On Automated Car Deliveries

GM And DoorDash Partner On Automated Car Deliveries

General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) subsidiary Cruise Automation, which makes technology for self-driving cars, has announced a partnership with food delivery company DoorDash to deliver food by driverless cars. The test program... 
Tech Giants Get Dismissal In San Bernardino Shooting Lawsuits

Tech Giants Get Dismissal In San Bernardino Shooting Lawsuits

Lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), and Alphabet Inc.’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California have been dismissed by a federal... 
Judge Stays Affordable Care Act Ruling

Judge Stays Affordable Care Act Ruling

A federal judge has issued a stay on his decision declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor oversaw a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act... 
Ebola-exposed American Doctor Transported To U.S.

Ebola-exposed American Doctor Transported To U.S.

An American doctor who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been transported from the Democratic Republic of Congo to a Nebraska medical center. According to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College... 
Hospitals Preparing Federally-mandated Public Price Lists

Hospitals Preparing Federally-mandated Public Price Lists

A federal law that takes effect on January 1 requires hospitals to publish online price lists for all the medical services they provide. The provision, called the Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, was announced back in April.... 
Qualcomm Gets Some Apple iPhones Banned In Germany

Qualcomm Gets Some Apple iPhones Banned In Germany

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has recently won two significant battles in global courts related to its patent war with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). With its most recent win, Qualcomm has gotten Apple to withdraw some of its older iPhones from the... 
GlaxoSmithKline And Pfizer Join Forces On Consumer Health

GlaxoSmithKline And Pfizer Join Forces On Consumer Health

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has announced that it will be forming a new joint venture with Pfizer’s (NYSE: PFE) consumer health division. Under the terms of the deal, GSK and Pfizer would combine their consumer health businesses,... 
AT&T Launching Super-fast 5G Network

AT&T Launching Super-fast 5G Network

AT&T (NYSE: T) is launching its new mobile 5G network at the end of this week. The network will initially be available in select cities across the United States. AT&T said in its statement that it’s the “first and... 
California Moving To All Electric Bus Fleet

California Moving To All Electric Bus Fleet

The California Air Resources Board has adopted a new rule that mandates that the public bus system will move to an all-electric fleet. Mass transit agencies in the state will only be allowed to buy fully electric buses starting in... 
Apple To Build New Campus In Austin

Apple To Build New Campus In Austin

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has announced new plans to spend $1 billion on building a new campus in Austin, Texas. The new Austin campus will be located in North Austin and will occupy 133 acres. The new facility will have a workforce... 
Verizon Taking $4.6 Billion Loss On Media Division

Verizon Taking $4.6 Billion Loss On Media Division

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) expects to write down the value of its Oath business by $4.6 billion in the fourth quarter of this year. The company made the declaration in a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed on Tuesday. The Oath...