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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.... 
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,... 
Researchers Say Chinese App Spying On 100 Million Users

Researchers Say Chinese App Spying On 100 Million Users

An app promoted by the Chinese Communist Party appears to let the government spy on the data on more than 100 million cellphones. An investigation by Open Tech Fund, who partnered with German cybersecurity firm Cure53, found that... 
Scientists Develop New Way To Administer Insulin

Scientists Develop New Way To Administer Insulin

The researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working with scientists from Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, have developed a new way to administer insulin or other protein drugs that cannot be taken... 
School Districts Sue Juul Over Teen Addiction

School Districts Sue Juul Over Teen Addiction

Three school districts have filed lawsuits against Juul Labs, the e-cigarette manufacturer, over the current epidemic of teenage vaping. The school systems in St. Charles, Mo., Olathe, Kan., and on Long Island have accused Juul... 
U.S. Unemployment At 50-year Low

U.S. Unemployment At 50-year Low

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to near a 50-year low in September, according to the Labor Department’s monthly employment report. The two-tenths of a percentage point drop in the unemployment rate from 3.7 percent in August... 
Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed Man Walk

Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed Man Walk

A mind-controlled robotic suit is helping a paralyzed man walk again. The researchers behind the project say the man has been able to move all four of his paralyzed limbs using an exoskeleton controlled by his brain. So far, the... 
Data Breach Hits 200 Million Zynga Games Players

Data Breach Hits 200 Million Zynga Games Players

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), one of the most successful mobile game companies today, is the latest subject of a targeted hack. The company disclosed that more than 200 million players of its popular mobile games have had their login... 
Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy

Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy

Clothing chain Forever 21 is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a statement from the company. The company has not said how employees will be impacted, but it is planning to close nearly a quarter of its nearly 800... 
NASA Team Building Shapeshifting Exploration Robot

NASA Team Building Shapeshifting Exploration Robot

Roboticist Ali Agha and his collaborators from Stanford University and Cornell University are building a morphing robot called Shapeshifter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. According to a NASA JPL press... 
GM And Union Said To Be Close To Deal

GM And Union Said To Be Close To Deal

The United Auto Workers strike at General Motors (NYSE: GM) continues, but so do the negotiations. Nearly 50,000 union workers walked off their jobs on Sept. 15, starting a nationwide strike. Now, sources are saying some headway has... 
Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily expanding the recall of its blood pressure medication over concerns the tablets contain small amounts of a cancer-causing... 
Thomas Cook Collapse Strands Passengers Around The World

Thomas Cook Collapse Strands Passengers Around The World

British tour operator and airline Thomas Cook abruptly collapsed, leaving hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded around the world. Thomas Cook had struggled financially for some time and announced its closing after negotiations... 
Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down

Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down

Three Mile Island, the money-losing nuclear facility in Pennsylvania, has shut down its remaining reactor, ending its 45-year electricity-producing career. Three Mile Island’s Unit 1 opened in 1974 and was licensed to operate... 
Apple Makes Additional $250 Million Investment In Corning Inc.

Apple Makes Additional $250 Million Investment In Corning Inc.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is awarding Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) $250 million to support the company’s continued work developing glass for iPhones and other Apple devices. The grant is coming from Apple’s $5 billion Advanced... 
Drinking Tea Connected To Better Brain Health

Drinking Tea Connected To Better Brain Health

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have found a new link between drinking tea and brain benefits. The team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Essex and University of Cambridge, suggests... 
U.S. Deficit Is Now More Than $1 Trillion

U.S. Deficit Is Now More Than $1 Trillion

For the first time in seven years, the federal deficit has topped $1 trillion. According to a budget review by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. budget deficit widened to $1.067 trillion for the first 11 months... 
Target Launches Data-driven Loyalty Program

Target Launches Data-driven Loyalty Program

Target Corp.’s (NYSE: TGT) new loyalty program will be launching nationwide on October 6th. The loyalty program, Target Circle, will be data-driven to personally tailor offers and savings to each individual customer. The loyalty... 
UPS To Hire 100,000 Workers For The Holidays

UPS To Hire 100,000 Workers For The Holidays

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is looking to employ 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season. At thousands of locations across the country, the company will be looking for package handlers, drivers,... 
Sears Announces More Cuts To Jobs And Stores

Sears Announces More Cuts To Jobs And Stores

Sears is continuing on its cost-cutting spree, announcing additional layoffs at its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and more store closures for the coming year. The company has been aggressively slimming down... 
Death In Oregon Linked To Vaping Illness

Death In Oregon Linked To Vaping Illness

A person in Oregon has died from a severe lung illness after vaping. According to Dr. Ann Thomas, a pediatrician and public health physician who is leading Oregon’s incident management team, the person died in July after being... 
30 Online Dating Scam Victims Lose $2.1 Million

30 Online Dating Scam Victims Lose $2.1 Million

New Jersey man Rubbin Sarpong, 35, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after defrauding more than 30 victims through internet dating sites. Authorities said Sarpong and his co-conspirators, several... 
Alternate-day Fasting Shows Surprising Health Benefits

Alternate-day Fasting Shows Surprising Health Benefits

A recent study looking into alternate-day fasting (ADF) in healthy people has found a number of health benefits associated with the practice. According to the results of the study, strict alternate-day fasting could be a valid... 
Airbnb Reaches Deal With Boston

Airbnb Reaches Deal With Boston

The city of Boston and short-term rental firm Airbnb have reached a deal on regulating rental properties in the city. The new short-term rental regulations that have been agreed to are designed to let the home-sharing industry... 
YouTube Launching Website Just For Kids

YouTube Launching Website Just For Kids

Google subsidiary YouTube is changing how kids can watch videos by launching a separate website just for kids this week. In a blog post, the video streaming giant announced that it’s releasing an official YouTube Kids website.... 
Oklahoma Wins $572 Million Judgement Against Johnson & Johnson

Oklahoma Wins $572 Million Judgement Against Johnson & Johnson

A judge in Oklahoma has issued a ruling against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) in case over its role in the current opioid epidemic and has ordered it to pay the state $572 million. The decision, handed down by Judge Thad Balkman... 
FAA Issues Warning Over Weaponizing Drones

FAA Issues Warning Over Weaponizing Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning this week advising that placing a dangerous weapon on a drone can result in a hefty fine. The notice reads: “Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with... 
GameStop Lays Off More Than 100 Staffers

GameStop Lays Off More Than 100 Staffers

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a video game and gaming merchandise retailer, has announced laying off over a hundred employees at its corporate headquarters in Grapevine, Texas and its subsidiary Game Informer magazine in Minnesota.... 
MDMA Examined As Potential Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

MDMA Examined As Potential Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

The drug MDMA, better known as party drug Ecstasy, is being examined by researchers as a possible treatment for alcohol addiction. A Phase I clinical trial for MDMA-assisted therapy as a treatment for alcohol use disorder...