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...
The Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple,
is now available in the United States. Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs
as its issuing bank and with MasterCard to provide the support of a global
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has reached a settlement
with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay a $1.5 billion civil fine to
resolve claims that the company overstated the quality of loans packaged into
The results of the NASA Twins Study have been published in
the journal Science, nearly three years after the experiments for the study
were completed. The goal of the study was to determine what changes the human
Several changes to the tax filing process will be coming in
the next year. The reforms are the result of changes to the tax code
implemented by the Trump Administration for the 2018 tax year. The rollout of
the tax reforms has...
NASA has announced the winners of its $100,000 competition
to make a full-scale Mars habitat using modeling software. Eleven groups
participated in the latest stage of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Three
Researchers have found a huge collection of data on Facebook
Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) users on Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) cloud computing servers. According
to cybersecurity firm UpGuard, third-party Facebook app developers stored...
China has announced that all fentanyl-related drugs will
become controlled substances, effective May 1. Officials from three Chinese
agencies, including the National Narcotics Control Commission and the Ministry
of Public Security,...
Researchers have unearthed an astounding collection of
fossils that appear to date from the very day a meteor hit Earth millions of
years ago, wiping out nearly all life on the planet. The collection was discovered
at a site called...
Taxpayers facing unexpected penalties following the implementation
of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are getting some relief from the Internal Revenue
Service. Typically, taxpayers pay fines if they don’t pay at least 90 percent
NFL owners have voted to now allow replay reviews on pass
interference calls as well as non-calls. Both offensive and defensive pass
interference calls will now be challengeable, making them the first penalties
in the history...
Despite posting better-than-expected earnings results, Nike Inc.
(NYSE: NKE) shares fell after the company reported North American sales that
fell short of consensus expectations. Sales in North America, Nike’s largest
Levi Strauss & Company has started trading publicly
again, listing its shares under the ticker LEVI on the New York Stock Exchange.
Shares opened at more than 30 percent above the company’s IPO price of $17,
For years, physicians and patients alike believed low-dose aspirin
would prevent any number of heart-related illnesses, like heart attacks,
strokes and other cardiovascular disease. Doctors readily recommended a