UAW Workers Accept New Ford Contract

UAW Workers Accept New Ford Contract

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) have approved a new four-year deal with Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) after two weeks of voting with little drama or controversy. An estimated 55,000 UAW-represented hourly workers in Ford manufacturing... 
15 Countries Ready To Sign World’s Largest Trade Deal

15 Countries Ready To Sign World’s Largest Trade Deal

The world’s biggest free trade deal could be signed next year. The deal, called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), involves the 10 countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc and... 
Virginia Doctor Charged With Fraud Over Unnecessary Procedures

Virginia Doctor Charged With Fraud Over Unnecessary Procedures

A Virginia doctor has landed in jail after being accused of performing unnecessary procedures on his patients. Javaid Perwaiz, a 69-year-old obstetrician and gynecologist, has been charged with one count of health care fraud and... 
Instagram To Start Hiding “Likes” For Some Users

Instagram To Start Hiding “Likes” For Some Users

Instagram will begin hiding the “likes” counter that appears underneath a posted photo or video on some customer accounts beginning next week. During Wired 25, a symposium featuring conversations with leaders from science,... 
Poor Sleep Connected To Increased Risks To Heart Health

Poor Sleep Connected To Increased Risks To Heart Health

A new study out of China appears to show that people who have trouble sleeping are more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke or develop heart disease. The researchers found that those who displayed symptoms of insomnia were... 
Researchers Hack Voice Assistants With Lasers

Researchers Hack Voice Assistants With Lasers

Researchers have discovered a way to hack voice assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Assistant, by shining a laser on the devices’ microphones. Experts at the University of Electro-Communications... 
Feds Investigating Under Armour’s Accounting Practices

Feds Investigating Under Armour’s Accounting Practices

The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have both launched federal investigations into Under Armour over its accounting practices. The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation and is... 
Starbucks Meets Fourth Quarter Expectations

Starbucks Meets Fourth Quarter Expectations

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has reported fiscal fourth-quarter results that met analysts’ expectations. The coffee chain reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $802.9 million, or 67 cents per share, up from $755.8 million,... 
Hiring Down Across The U.S.

Hiring Down Across The U.S.

A new survey released by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) shows that hiring by U.S. companies has fallen sharply in recent months. According to an NABE summary of the survey, only 20 percent of companies... 
Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles Ready For Homes

Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles Ready For Homes

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has now launched its third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use. The company announced it’ll begin installations of the new V3 Solar Roof in the coming weeks. The solar roofs will... 
Amazon’s Spending On Shipping Hurts Profits

Amazon’s Spending On Shipping Hurts Profits

Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) bold plan to speed up its shipping is costing it a lot of money. Its expenses have risen so high that its third-quarter earnings badly missed expectations, despite better-than-expected sales.... 
ACA Health Plan Rates Drop For Second Year Straight

ACA Health Plan Rates Drop For Second Year Straight

The cost of health insurance sold through the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace will drop again next year for the second year straight. The average price for the most common type of health insurance plan sold on HealthCare.gov... 
Anheuser-Busch Accuses MillerCoors Of Corporate Espionage

Anheuser-Busch Accuses MillerCoors Of Corporate Espionage

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) has accused MillerCoors, part of the Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP), of obtaining “misappropriated trade secrets” in an ongoing federal lawsuit. MillerCoors apparently acquired full recipes... 
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Contamination Concerns

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Contamination Concerns

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is voluntarily recalling its talc-based baby powder products after traces of asbestos were found in sample testing. According to a statement from the company, the recall is limited to one lot... 
MGM Resorts Makes Deals To Sell Two Las Vegas Casinos

MGM Resorts Makes Deals To Sell Two Las Vegas Casinos

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has made deals to sell two of its casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. The deals are expected to close by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approvals, and net the company roughly $5 billion,...