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New York Mets Manager Carlos Beltrán Out Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

New York Mets Manager Carlos Beltrán Out Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets after being implicated in a sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball. Commissioner Robert Manfred recently announced findings that the Houston Astros illegally... 
Visa To Acquire Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Visa To Acquire Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has announced that it is purchasing financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion. Visa expects the acquisition to close in three to six months pending regulatory approval. Goldman Sachs was the exclusive... 
Chinese Paddlefish Declared Extinct

Chinese Paddlefish Declared Extinct

One of the world’s largest freshwater fish has just been declared extinct. The Chinese paddlefish, or Chinese swordfish, apparently succumbed to the overfishing, habitat fragmentation, and loss of biodiversity in its native... 
Fake Draft Texts Prompt Warning From Military

Fake Draft Texts Prompt Warning From Military

The U.S. Army is warning Americans about a wave of “fraudulent text messages” being sent that falsely say that they’ve been drafted into military service. The messages appear to have been sent to individuals nationwide... 
Colgate To Launch Plaque-detecting Toothbrush

Colgate To Launch Plaque-detecting Toothbrush

Leading global consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) has announced that it will soon be launching its own unique take on improving consumers’ tooth brushing experience. The Colgate Plaqless Pro smart electric... 
Roasted Vegetables Proven Part Of Ancient Diet

Roasted Vegetables Proven Part Of Ancient Diet

A new paper published by archaeologist Lyn Wadley of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and her colleagues in the journal Science presents rare proof of prehistoric humans’ consumption of carbohydrate-rich... 
New Year Brings Increased Prescription Drug Prices

New Year Brings Increased Prescription Drug Prices

Leading drug makers celebrated the New Year by once again raising the list prices of their drugs. The price hikes applied to a range of medications, including blood thinners, cancer therapies, and treatments for respiratory conditions,... 
Mosquitoes Develop Ability To Resist Toxins With Legs

Mosquitoes Develop Ability To Resist Toxins With Legs

Mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticides that were previously effective at killing them. Now, researchers believe they have identified a new way by which the mosquitoes become insecticide-resistant,... 
Facebook Buys Cloud Gaming Startup PlayGiga

Facebook Buys Cloud Gaming Startup PlayGiga

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced its acquisition of PlayGiga, a Madrid-based company that specializes in cloud gaming. A Facebook spokesperson asked to comment on the purchase said, “We’re thrilled to welcome PlayGiga... 
Robinhood Fined Over Trade Execution Violations

Robinhood Fined Over Trade Execution Violations

Robinhood Financial has been fined $1.25 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) over what the agency calls “execution violations” tied to customer equity orders, along with other supervisory failures.... 
World’s Oldest Fossil Forest Discovered In Upstate New York

World’s Oldest Fossil Forest Discovered In Upstate New York

Scientists have unearthed evidence of the world’s oldest forest in a quarry in the town of Cairo, New York. The fossilized forest, dating back nearly 400 million years, is believed to be 3 million years older than the previous... 
Two Apples Daily Could Prevent Heart Attack

Two Apples Daily Could Prevent Heart Attack

The classic idiom “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” may be more correct than previously thought. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating two apples a day may help lower high... 
3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline In The Works

3-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline In The Works

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously voted to proceed with a proposal to set up a new hotline for suicide prevention and mental health. The proposal calls for the agency to set up a 3-digit number, similar... 
Lots of Sleep Associated With Higher Stroke Risk

Lots of Sleep Associated With Higher Stroke Risk

A new study out of China appears to show that lots of sleep has been associated with an increased risk of having a stroke. The study, conducted by Xiaomin Zhang, MD, PhD, of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan,... 
Saudi Aramco Now Largest Listed Company In World

Saudi Aramco Now Largest Listed Company In World

Saudi Aramco, which just launched the world’s largest initial public offering (IPO), is now the largest listed company in the world. Aramco’s public debut listed 1.5 percent of its shares on the Saudi Tadawul, which were sold... 
Russia Banned From International Sports Events For 4 Years

Russia Banned From International Sports Events For 4 Years

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from major international sports events for the next four years over a longstanding doping scandal. The sanctions are because of the extensive fabrications WADA investigators... 
Ford To Make Car Parts Out Of McDonald’s Coffee Waste

Ford To Make Car Parts Out Of McDonald’s Coffee Waste

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is forming a partnership with McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) to turn waste from coffee production into a new type of plastic. Ford is planning to use the new composite for interior car components and under... 
Winter Flu Season Is In Full Swing

Winter Flu Season Is In Full Swing

The U.S. winter flu season is getting an early start this year. Health officials tend to consider a flu season to be officially underway when a significant percentage of U.S. doctor’s office visits are due to flu-like illnesses... 
Banks Can Treat Hemp Industry Like Normal Companies

Banks Can Treat Hemp Industry Like Normal Companies

United States regulators have clarified that hemp businesses should not be treated with any more suspicion than other bank customers. In a joint statement, the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the... 
U.S. Navy Places Nuclear Submarine Order Worth $22 Billion

U.S. Navy Places Nuclear Submarine Order Worth $22 Billion

The U.S. Navy has announced the awarding of the largest shipbuilding contract in the service’s history. The Navy will spend about $22 billion to purchase nine new nuclear-powered Virginia-class submarines, with an option of... 
Scientists Find Tiny Puppy Preserved In Ice

Scientists Find Tiny Puppy Preserved In Ice

Researchers have found a tiny puppy remarkably frozen in time in the permafrost of Siberia. They now believe that the puppy might be the world’s oldest domesticated dog or a halfway creature from the time when some wolves were... 
Researchers Find Drugs In Donated Blood

Researchers Find Drugs In Donated Blood

Researchers using “pure” human blood serum from various medical suppliers that had been sourced from multiple donors found that all contained caffeine or other drugs when conducting their mass spectrometry research. Biomedical... 
Life Expectancy Falling For Americans Across The Board

Life Expectancy Falling For Americans Across The Board

According to a recent study out of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University, life expectancy rates in the United States continue to drop across the board. Although earlier research emphasized rising... 
SpaceX Starship Fails During Test

SpaceX Starship Fails During Test

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype suffered considerable damage after experiencing a major failure during scheduled pressurization testing. The Starship Mk-1 prototype partially burst apart during ground tests at the company’s... 
Scientists Developing Shark-proof Wetsuit

Scientists Developing Shark-proof Wetsuit

Scientists in Australia are developing a “shark-proof” wetsuit designed to save lives by reducing blood loss and other injuries caused by shark bites. Researchers at Flinders University, Australia, are testing two new lightweight... 
CDC Issues New Report On Drug-resistant Superbugs

CDC Issues New Report On Drug-resistant Superbugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their latest report on the state of drug-resistant “superbugs” in the United States. The news is not good. According to the report, drug-resistant superbugs... 
Study Charts Massive Insect Declines Around The World

Study Charts Massive Insect Declines Around The World

A new report issued by ecologists at Sussex University shows a devastating decline of insect life around the world. The researchers, carrying out an investigation for the Wildlife Trusts, found that 40 percent of the one million... 
Concerns Raised Over Army’s TikTok Recruiting

Concerns Raised Over Army’s TikTok Recruiting

Lawmakers are expressing concerns that the U.S. Army is using the massively popular Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok to recruit young people into the military. The Army launched a social media blitz this... 
Gender Bias Allegations Swirl Around Apple Card

Gender Bias Allegations Swirl Around Apple Card

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) are under fire after allegations of gender bias were levied against the companies by customers who applied for the Apple Card. The Apple Card is branded and marketed... 
New Zealand Makes Big Carbon Neutral Pledge

New Zealand Makes Big Carbon Neutral Pledge

New Zealand lawmakers have approved a bill that commits the country to being carbon neutral in the next three decades. The bill would require nearly all greenhouse gases to be reduced to net-zero by 2050. The bill had sweeping... 
Changes Made To Retirement Account Limits

Changes Made To Retirement Account Limits

Americans will be able to save a bit more in some of their retirement accounts next year. The Treasury Department has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2020. Here are some of the changes to... 
AT&T Fined $60 Million Over ‘Unlimited Data’ Throttling

AT&T Fined $60 Million Over ‘Unlimited Data’ Throttling

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) that will see the company pay $60 million to settle allegations that the company unlawfully throttled customers’ data. The settlement resolves a... 
Florida State Lets Coach Willie Taggart Go

Florida State Lets Coach Willie Taggart Go

Florida State has fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart, ending his tenure with the Seminoles after only 21 games. Taggart, a 43-year-old Florida native, was 9-12 at Florida State and is 56-62 as a head coach. Florida... 
New Alarming Measles Complication Found

New Alarming Measles Complication Found

A pair of new studies have found that an infection by the measles virus cripples the immune system in a profound and lasting way. The studies, published in the journals Science and Science Immunology, details how the virus sneaks... 
Samsung Beats Estimates For Third Quarter

Samsung Beats Estimates For Third Quarter

Samsung Electronics Co. posted better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year. The South Korean company posted net income of 6.1 trillion won ($5.2 billion) for the September quarter, higher than the 5.5... 
Virgin Galactic Debuts On NYSE

Virgin Galactic Debuts On NYSE

Virgin Galactic stock has begun trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first big name in the fledgling space startup industry to make the leap into the public markets. The company’s billionaire founder,... 
Governments Pledge Nearly $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

Governments Pledge Nearly $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

Governments around the world have pledged to donate nearly $10 billion toward an international fund that aims to help poor countries tackle climate change. The Green Climate Fund, which organized the effort, released a statement... 
Twitter Misses On Third Quarter Revenue Estimates

Twitter Misses On Third Quarter Revenue Estimates

Product problems and advertising issues weighed on Twitter Inc.’s (NYSE: TWTR) revenue in the third quarter of its fiscal year. The company reported earnings of 17 cents per share on revenue of $823.7 million for the quarter,... 
2018 Deadliest Year for Pedestrians and Cyclists in Decades

2018 Deadliest Year for Pedestrians and Cyclists in Decades

According to a new report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more pedestrians and cyclists were killed last year in the United States than in any year since 1990. According to NHTSA’s Fatality... 
Health Experts Alarmed By Rise In Teen Suicides

Health Experts Alarmed By Rise In Teen Suicides

A recently released report from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows an alarming rise in teen and young adult suicide rates over the past decade. According to the report, teenage suicide rates have increased nearly 56 percent... 
IBM Posts Mixed Quarterly Results

IBM Posts Mixed Quarterly Results

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) beat on income but missed on revenue for the latest quarter. The company reported that net income was $1.67 billion, or $1.87 per share, in the quarter, down from $2.69 billion,... 
Student Pleads Guilty To Frat House Ponzi Scheme

Student Pleads Guilty To Frat House Ponzi Scheme

A former University of Georgia student has pleaded guilty to a single count of securities fraud for running a million-dollar Ponzi scheme from his Athens fraternity house. The student, 22-year-old Syed Arham Arbab, admitted to... 
Global Effort To Tax Multinational Businesses In Works

Global Effort To Tax Multinational Businesses In Works

A global economic body has proposed a plan to prevent large multinational companies like Apple, Facebook, and Amazon from avoiding taxes in countries where they do significant business by shifting profits between countries. The... 
Meat Created In Space For First Time

Meat Created In Space For First Time

Aleph Farms, an Israeli food company, has announced that it has been able to successfully create meat in space. Aleph Farms collaborated with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions and two U.S.-based food companies to test its... 
Scientists Discover 20 New Moons Around Saturn

Scientists Discover 20 New Moons Around Saturn

The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center has announced that scientists have discovered an additional 20 moons orbiting Saturn, giving it the most satellites of any planetary body in our solar system. An observing... 
First All-female Spacewalk Taking Place This Month

First All-female Spacewalk Taking Place This Month

NASA has planned the first ever all-female spacewalk for the latter half of this month. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are scheduled to perform the historic undertaking on October 21. The announcement was made during... 
Johnson & Johnson Offers Ohio Counties $20 Million As Settlement

Johnson & Johnson Offers Ohio Counties $20 Million As Settlement

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its pharmaceutical subsidiary, Janssen, have offered two Ohio counties $20.4 million in a bid to remove itself from an upcoming federal trial. The settlements with Cuyahoga and Summit counties... 
American Express Says Changes Coming To Delta SkyMiles Cards

American Express Says Changes Coming To Delta SkyMiles Cards

Fee increases and changes in benefits are coming soon to consumer and business Delta American Express cards. American Express announced the upcoming relaunch of the cards starting January 30, 2020. There are also new limited time... 
Marshalls Opens First Online Store

Marshalls Opens First Online Store

You can now shop at Marshalls from the comfort of your own couch. Marshalls’ first e-commerce store is now live and open for business. TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX), which is also the parent company of T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods,... 
New Disease Devastating Caribbean Coral Reefs

New Disease Devastating Caribbean Coral Reefs

A mysterious affliction known as Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) is ravaging the reefs in the Caribbean. Once the disease sets in, it is likely to destroy the infected colony of coral within weeks to a month. The fast-moving,...