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New Chlamydia Vaccine Shows Promise

New Chlamydia Vaccine Shows Promise

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bacterial disease was responsible for nearly 3 million new... 
Apple Makes New Move On Replacement iPhone Batteries

Apple Makes New Move On Replacement iPhone Batteries

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has begun locking its batteries with a recently activated software feature to discourage people from installing iPhone batteries on their own. Unless you pay for an official repair service, iOS will prevent... 
Amazon Investigating Supplier Foxconn For Child Labor Violations

Amazon Investigating Supplier Foxconn For Child Labor Violations

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is investigating reports that Foxconn has coerced children into working night shifts and overtime to produce Amazon Echo and Kindle devices in violation of Chinese labor laws. China Labor Watch has... 
FDA Studying Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

FDA Studying Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

In April 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into reports of people experiencing seizures after using e-cigarettes. The FDA had received 35 reported cases of seizures following use of e-cigarettes... 
CVS Tops Expectations In First Quarter

CVS Tops Expectations In First Quarter

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has beat expectations for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Profit in the quarter rose to $1.94 billion, or $1.49 a share, compared with a loss of $2.56 billion, or a loss of $2.52 a share, in the same... 
Scientists Announce Development Of Skin Cancer Vaccine

Scientists Announce Development Of Skin Cancer Vaccine

Scientists at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have announced that they may have created a vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. According to their research, published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the... 
Cloudflare Drops 8chan After Links To Mass Shootings Found

Cloudflare Drops 8chan After Links To Mass Shootings Found

Internet services company Cloudflare has announced that it will cease doing business with 8chan after the website was linked to a third mass shooting this year. Cloudflare’s CEO, Matthew Prince, wrote in a blog post that his... 
Florida Declares Hepatitis A Public Health Emergency

Florida Declares Hepatitis A Public Health Emergency

The Florida Surgeon General has declared a public health emergency to deal with an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state. State law dictates a public health emergency be declared by a state surgeon general if there’s a... 
NASA Grants SpaceX New Transportation Contract

NASA Grants SpaceX New Transportation Contract

NASA has selected SpaceX for a new cargo transportation contract for at least six additional International Space Station deliveries through 2024. SpaceX was originally awarded a cargo transportation contract in 2008 that eventually... 
Fed Interest Rate Cut Causes Concerns

Fed Interest Rate Cut Causes Concerns

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates by a modest 0.25 percentage points and has managed to concern nearly every sector of the economy. The small small-but-wealthy slice of the population that makes its money buying and selling... 
GM Closes Warren, Michigan Transmission Plant

GM Closes Warren, Michigan Transmission Plant

General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) Warren Transmission Operations plant in Warren, Michigan has officially closed. The now-shuttered facility first opened in 1941 and was purchased by GM in 1958. It has been under GM’s control ever since. According... 
13 Million New Users Join Snapchat

13 Million New Users Join Snapchat

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) has reported quarterly results that surpassed analysts’ expectations. The company, which is the maker of the Snapchat messaging app, revealed that it had gained 13 million users during the second quarter... 
Amazon Teaming With Realogy To Sell Homes

Amazon Teaming With Realogy To Sell Homes

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will be teaming up with Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest residential real estate brokerage in the U.S., to match people up with new homes. The two companies will work together to... 
June Retail Sales Top Expectations

June Retail Sales Top Expectations

U.S. retail sales beat expectations in June, surprising many economists. According to a report from the Commerce Department, retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month. Economists had forecast retail sales rising 0.1 percent in... 
IBM Inks Lucrative Deal With AT&T

IBM Inks Lucrative Deal With AT&T

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has reached a deal with AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) be the primary cloud provider for AT&T Business’ operational applications. The exact terms have not been disclosed by either... 
Johnson & Johnson Beats Expectations For 2nd Quarter

Johnson & Johnson Beats Expectations For 2nd Quarter

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) managed to beat expectations on both earnings and revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year, despite facing a slew of investigations and lawsuits. The company reported net income of $5.61 billion,... 
U.S. Tracking Data For Opioid Pills Released

U.S. Tracking Data For Opioid Pills Released

Stunning figures from a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) database that tracked the every opioid pill sold in America have been released to the public. A federal court in Ohio released the data as part of a massive consolidated... 
Aerogel May Be Used Support Life On Mars

Aerogel May Be Used Support Life On Mars

Scientists keep coming up with unique ways to help humans survive on the surface of Mars. Now, an international team of scientists is proposing the use of silica aerogel to make small sections of the planet habitable to plants... 
DOJ Launches Criminal Investigation Of Johnson & Johnson

DOJ Launches Criminal Investigation Of Johnson & Johnson

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) lied about the potential risks of cancer with its talcum powder products. A grand jury has been convened in Washington... 
Modest Reduction In Calories Could Help Your Heart

Modest Reduction In Calories Could Help Your Heart

A new study appears to show that you could help keep your heart healthy by eating just a little bit less every day. Researchers published a paper this week in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology that indicates a modest reduction... 
State Driver’s License Databases Mined By ICE

State Driver’s License Databases Mined By ICE

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have been mining state driver’s license databases using facial recognition technology, according to a recently released report. The searches often take place without state... 
Common Cold Helps Kill Bladder Cancer

Common Cold Helps Kill Bladder Cancer

Scientists from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital have used a strain of the common cold virus successfully target and destroy bladder cancer cells. A naturally-occurring strain of the common cold, coxsackievirus... 
Boeing Establishes Fund For Those Affected By 737 Max Crashes

Boeing Establishes Fund For Those Affected By 737 Max Crashes

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has created a $100 million fund to cover the needs of family and community members affected by two crashes involving the company’s 737 Max aircraft. Boeing said the fund will be used to support local governments... 
New Supplement Shows Benefits For Overweight Patients

New Supplement Shows Benefits For Overweight Patients

A preliminary study is showing that people with metabolic disorders may benefit from supplements of a common gut bacterium. Researchers from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels found that supplements containing a pasteurized... 
Boeing Facing Numerous Inquiries Over Aircraft Technology

Boeing Facing Numerous Inquiries Over Aircraft Technology

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has become the subject of numerous inquiries into the technology used to operate its aircraft after two of Boeing’s 737 Max jets crashed within five months, killing 346 people. In addition to investigations... 
Nestle Rolls Out Edible Cookie Dough

Nestle Rolls Out Edible Cookie Dough

Nestle Toll House has created a new “edible cookie dough” that can be eaten right from the package. Nestle said that there is no cooking necessary to enjoy. It even contains an advisory on the side of the tub that says “DO... 
Eldorado Resorts Agrees To Acquire Caesars

Eldorado Resorts Agrees To Acquire Caesars

Eldorado Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) has agreed to acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The new company will be called Caesars. According to the announcement, the company... 
FDA Approves Drug To Boost Women’s Sex Drive

FDA Approves Drug To Boost Women’s Sex Drive

Women in the United States will soon have access to a new drug therapy designed to boost low sex drive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug marketed as Vyleesi to increase sexual desire for premenopausal... 
Facebook Introducing New Cryptocurrency

Facebook Introducing New Cryptocurrency

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is about to enter the world of cryptocurrencies. The company has unveiled plans to issue a digital currency, called Libra, sometime next year. Facebook says that Libra will be the basis of a new global... 
New York Changes Exemptions For Vaccinations Amid Outbreak

New York Changes Exemptions For Vaccinations Amid Outbreak

Lawmakers in New York have ended religious exemptions for immunizations as the state endures the country’s most intense outbreak of measles. The immunization bill eliminates an exemption for any parent or guardian who holds... 
Terms Of Papa John’s Shaquille O’Neal Endorsement Deal Revealed

Terms Of Papa John’s Shaquille O’Neal Endorsement Deal Revealed

The terms of the deal that places Shaquille O’Neal in his new role as the face of Papa John’s have been disclosed by the company in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, Papa John’s will... 
New Rules End SALT Cap Workarounds

New Rules End SALT Cap Workarounds

The Treasury Department and IRS has issued final regulations aimed at workarounds designed to help residents circumvent the $10,000 limit on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. The limit has been one of the most controversial... 
Hackers Steal Photos From U.S. Customs

Hackers Steal Photos From U.S. Customs

Numerous photos of travelers and license plate images collected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been compromised in a data breach. According to the agency, hackers accessed the photos by targeting a third-party... 
Raytheon, United Technologies Pursuing Merger

Raytheon, United Technologies Pursuing Merger

Massachusetts-based defense contractor Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) and Connecticut-based aerospace company United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) have announced that they intend to merge. The two would form a new company, which... 
Magic Mushrooms Now Legal In Oakland

Magic Mushrooms Now Legal In Oakland

The possession or use of psilocybin, popularly known as magic mushrooms, is no longer prohibited in the city of Oakland, California. Oakland’s City Council has unanimously approved a ballot measure effectively legalizing the... 
Rising Tariffs Beginning To Affect Dollar Stores

Rising Tariffs Beginning To Affect Dollar Stores

Two of the largest U.S. dollar store chains told analysts on their post-earning calls that they may have to raise prices if another round of tariffs on imports from China goes into effect. Executives from both Dollar Tree Inc.... 
Astronomers Voice Concerns About SpaceX Starlink Satellites

Astronomers Voice Concerns About SpaceX Starlink Satellites

Many astronomers are expressing concerns about planned communication satellite constellations and how they would affect observations of the night sky. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), an organization best known for... 
Researchers Report New Prostate Cancer Breakthrough

Researchers Report New Prostate Cancer Breakthrough

A new treatment for prostate cancer has been found that could extend the lives of thousands of men with advanced cases of the disease. The new treatment, called ‘PSMA’ radiotherapy treatment, became available privately in... 
Huawei Files New Legal Action In Case Against U.S. Government

Huawei Files New Legal Action In Case Against U.S. Government

Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of a U.S. law that bans government agencies from buying the company’s equipment. Huawei is currently the No. 2 maker of smartphones and the biggest global maker of... 
‘Sports Illustrated’ Sold To Authentic Brands Group

‘Sports Illustrated’ Sold To Authentic Brands Group

Meredith Corp. has announced the sale of the Sports Illustrated brand to entertainment company Authentic Brands Group for $110 million. The deal includes the magazine’s intellectual property, like its photo archive and rights... 
Burnout To Be Recognized As Official Medical Diagnosis

Burnout To Be Recognized As Official Medical Diagnosis

The World Health Organization has defined work “burnout syndrome” as an official medical diagnosis for the first time in the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The ICD, which catalogues... 
Disney Offers Workers Tuition Assistance For Florida College

Disney Offers Workers Tuition Assistance For Florida College

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has added another institution to its program that gives employees the chance for an education without the financial burden. The company has added the University of Central Florida (UCF) to its Disney... 
Eli Lilly Releases Half-price Generic Insulin

Eli Lilly Releases Half-price Generic Insulin

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced that a cheaper version of its popular Humalog insulin is now available. The company has begun selling a generic version, sold under the chemical name insulin lispro, for $137.35 per vial,... 
Google Tracks Users’ Purchases On Hidden Page

Google Tracks Users’ Purchases On Hidden Page

Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google has a hidden page where all your receipts from shopping online are sorted and saved. The Purchases page is part of your Google account and includes anything in orders placed using Google... 
Huawei Now Blacklisted In The U.S.

Huawei Now Blacklisted In The U.S.

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has effectively been barred from the U.S. market. The U.S. Department of Commerce has placed the tech firm, along with 70 affiliates, on a trade blacklist. That means that none of the... 
Study Finds Big Hospital Cost Disparities For Private Insurance And Medicare

Study Finds Big Hospital Cost Disparities For Private Insurance And Medicare

An explosive new study have found that the prices that hospitals charge patients with private insurance are considerably higher that what they are charging patients covered by Medicare, the government-sponsored health insurance... 
Boston Beer Acquiring Dogfish Head For $300 Million

Boston Beer Acquiring Dogfish Head For $300 Million

Delaware-based Dogfish Head Holding Co. and The Boston Beer Co. (NYSE: SAM), the maker of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, have announced that both companies have agreed to a merger. The deal, valued at about $300 million in cash and... 
WhatsApp Vulnerability Opens Door To Israeli Spyware

WhatsApp Vulnerability Opens Door To Israeli Spyware

A vulnerability in the messaging app WhatsApp has resulted in hackers installing commercial Israeli spyware on target phones. The vulnerability was discovered by the Facebook-owned (NASDAQ: FB) platform in early May. The company... 
Anti-Vaccine Hashtags Now Blocked On Instagram

Anti-Vaccine Hashtags Now Blocked On Instagram

Facebook-owned Instagram is making a move against misinformation on its platform by blocking several anti-vaccine hashtags. According to reports, #vaccineskill, #vaccinescauseautism, #vaccinescauseaids, and #vaccinesarepoison... 
Sinclair Reaches Deal To Buy Disney’s Regional Sports Networks

Sinclair Reaches Deal To Buy Disney’s Regional Sports Networks

Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) has reached a deal to buy 21 regional sports networks from the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) for $10.6 billion. The deal gives Sinclair the rights to broadcast the games of dozens of professional...