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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...