Many Shoppers Chose Black Friday Deals Online

Many Shoppers Chose Black Friday Deals Online

A larger portion of the shopping done during Thanksgiving and Black Friday now happens online. According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, for the first time, a majority of people planned to do their holiday shopping online... 
EBay Selling StubHub To Viagogo

EBay Selling StubHub To Viagogo

EBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY ) has announced its intentions to sell its StubHub ticketing platform to Swiss ticket vendor Viagogo for $4.05 billion in cash. The sale is expected to close by the end of the first quarter, subject to... 
Scientists Develop Self-Cleaning Concrete

Scientists Develop Self-Cleaning Concrete

Scientists in China have developed what they claim is a self-cleaning concrete that is strong and durable. Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China, led by Prof. Xin Xu, wanted to see if they could replicate... 
The True Cost Of That Free Flu Shot

The True Cost Of That Free Flu Shot

Every fall, a multitude of commercials from companies offering free flu shots start flooding the airwaves. Each year, millions of people take advantage of these offers in the name of protecting their health for another year. What... 
World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens In Chicago

World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens In Chicago

Starbucks Corp.’s (NASDAQ: SBUX) largest Roastery location in the world had its grand opening in Chicago this week. The new five-story, 35,000-square-foot superstore is located at 646 N. Michigan Avenue in the city’s Magnificent... 
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,... 
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....