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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,... 
Lockheed Martin Wins New NASA Contract

Lockheed Martin Wins New NASA Contract

NASA and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) have announced the finalization of a contract for the production and operations of six Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicles (MPCV), with up to twelve being manufactured in total. The Orion... 
North American Bird Populations Declining At Alarming Rate

North American Bird Populations Declining At Alarming Rate

A team of researchers from universities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations collaborated on a new study to track bird populations on the North American continent. What they found was alarming. According to their... 
U.S. Sues Edward Snowden Over Memoir

U.S. Sues Edward Snowden Over Memoir

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for failing to submit his memoir, “Permanent Record”, for review before it was published. In the lawsuit, the agency said that Mr.... 
Novartis Halts Distribution Of Popular Heartburn Drug

Novartis Halts Distribution Of Popular Heartburn Drug

Novartis AG’s (NYSE: NVS) Sandoz unit is halting distribution of popular heartburn drugs containing ranitidine because they may be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical. The company said that it is halting distribution... 
Steeler’s Ben Roethlisberger Out For Season

Steeler’s Ben Roethlisberger Out For Season

Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is done for the year after an injury has resulted in him needing season-ending surgery. Roethlisberger, 37, sustained a non-contact injury to his right elbow during Sunday’s... 
Google Settles French Tax Probe

Google Settles French Tax Probe

Google has settled a fiscal fraud probe in France after years of fighting with tax authorities over the matter. As part of the settlement, Google agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to French authorities, comprising a $549... 
Rocky Record Found Of Last Days Of The Dinosaurs

Rocky Record Found Of Last Days Of The Dinosaurs

Researchers have found a geological record of the most pivotal moment in Earth’s history. Study lead author Sean Gulick, a research professor at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, called the finding “the most... 
FDA Sued By European Doctor Over Blocked Payments, Drug Seizure

FDA Sued By European Doctor Over Blocked Payments, Drug Seizure

A European doctor is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an effort to continue providing abortion pills to American women over the Internet. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who divides her time between Austria and the Netherlands,... 
JP Morgan Creates ‘Volfefe Index’ To Track Financial Effects Of Trump Tweets

JP Morgan Creates ‘Volfefe Index’ To Track Financial Effects Of Trump Tweets

President Donald Trump is tweeting more and it’s affecting the bond market. Since his election in 2016, Trump has averaged more than 10 tweets a day to his nearly 64 million followers. Early on in his tenure, Wall Street seemed... 
Black Hole Photographers Win Science Prize

Black Hole Photographers Win Science Prize

The scientists who collaborated to produce the world’s first image of a black hole have won the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Directed by Shep Doeleman at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the team spent... 
Iran Claims Rocket Responsible For Explosion

Iran Claims Rocket Responsible For Explosion

Iran has now acknowledged for the first time that a rocket exploded at the nation’s Imam Khomeini Space Center last week. Commercially available satellite images taken of the site after the incident showed a black plume of smoke... 
Scientists Develop New Gel To Regrow Tooth Enamel

Scientists Develop New Gel To Regrow Tooth Enamel

Chinese scientists have uncovered a way to essentially regrow human tooth enamel. Researchers from China’s Zhejiang University and Xiamen University developed a gel that makes tooth enamel repair itself. Dr. Zhaoming Liu, a... 
Alarming Number Of Donated Kidneys Discarded

Alarming Number Of Donated Kidneys Discarded

New research is showing that many donated kidneys are being discarded in the United States when they could be used to save lives. According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal... 
U.S. Cyber Attack Cripples Iran Capabilities

U.S. Cyber Attack Cripples Iran Capabilities

The U.S. Cyber Command has caused considerable damage to Iran’s cyber capabilities with a retaliatory strike after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone. The June 20th attack brought down a database used by its Revolutionary... 
Massive Pumice Raft Drifting Across The Pacific Ocean

Massive Pumice Raft Drifting Across The Pacific Ocean

A massive pumice raft composed of volcanic rock is currently floating its way across the Pacific Ocean. Sailors first spotted the large mass of hardened lava a couple of weeks ago about the same time as reports began to emerge... 
Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Colon Cancer

Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Colon Cancer

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently conducted a study that appears to suggest that antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for cancer. The aim of the study, recently published online in the... 
Billionaire David Koch Deceased At 79

Billionaire David Koch Deceased At 79

Billionaire David H. Koch has died at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 79. His brother Charles G. Koch announced the death in a statement. David was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992. Surgery, along with radiation and...