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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
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 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
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...
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
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
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 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 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
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
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,...
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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 (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
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
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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 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
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
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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 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...