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