Month: February 2019

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 – somehow work along with a previously discovered gene…

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 and…

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 in…

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 to…

Hawaii Lawmakers Move To Eventually Ban Cigarettes Completely

A plan to eventually ban cigarettes entirely by raising the legal smoking age to 100, incrementally over the next five years could make Hawaii the first state in the US to do so. Hawaii has been leading the battle against…

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 variety of age-related…

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 year. Many…

How bad is China’s economic slump?

China is having an economic slowdown but gauging how severe it may be isn’t easy for the many businesses and executives worldwide who are concerned to determine. China is the second-largest economy in the world and Chinese government data show…

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 life officially…

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 company has specified…