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Coca-Cola Adds New Products To Powerade Lineup

Coca-Cola Adds New Products To Powerade Lineup

Coca-Cola Co.’s (NYSE: KO) Powerade brand has revealed that it is launching two new products this year. The brand announced the addition of Powerade Power Water and Powerade Ultra to its portfolio this week. Both products are... 
2019 Declared 2nd-Hottest Year On Record

2019 Declared 2nd-Hottest Year On Record

According to the latest climate data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2019 was the second hottest on record globally. The temperatures... 
MGM Resorts Selling MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Real Estate

MGM Resorts Selling MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Real Estate

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is selling the real estate of the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. The deal values the properties at $4.6 billion, with MGM Grand’s real-estate assets... 
Researchers Discover How Marijuana Works To Ease Anxiety

Researchers Discover How Marijuana Works To Ease Anxiety

According to a 2009 study on young adults, being stressed or anxious are some of the primary reasons for smoking weed or taking CBD. Now, scientists believe they have uncovered how weed short-circuits brain connections linked... 
General Motors Reviving Hummer As Electric Vehicle

General Motors Reviving Hummer As Electric Vehicle

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is bringing back the Hummer as an all-electric pickup truck under the overall GMC brand. According to news reports, the new Jeep-like Hummer will be available beginning in 2022. Specific details of... 
Changes To National Environmental Policy Act Proposed

Changes To National Environmental Policy Act Proposed

President Donald Trump is set to make significant changes to the nation’s oldest and most established environmental law. The 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act, signed into law by Richard M. Nixon in 1969, is a landmark... 
France Calls For Solution On Digital Tax Dispute

France Calls For Solution On Digital Tax Dispute

France and the United States have given themselves until the end of the month to settle a dispute over the taxation of digital companies. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire is due to meet U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and... 
Startup Develops Brain-training Headband For Sleep

Startup Develops Brain-training Headband For Sleep

A French health tech startup has devised a way for people to train their brains during the day in order to sleep better at night. The Urgonight, which is on display at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week, uses games to teach... 
Samsung Reports 6.7 Million 5G Smartphones Sold In 2019

Samsung Reports 6.7 Million 5G Smartphones Sold In 2019

Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G smartphones worldwide in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, marking better than expected sales for the company. Samsung only expected to sell 4 million 5G devices total by... 
President Signs Anti-robocall Bill Into Law

President Signs Anti-robocall Bill Into Law

The Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bipartisan law is aimed at reducing the scourge of the millions of unwanted robocalls... 
Ancient Mayan Palace Uncovered Near Cancun

Ancient Mayan Palace Uncovered Near Cancun

The remains of a vast Mayan palace have been uncovered in Mexico about 100 miles west of Cancun. Archaeologists believe that the building is over 1,000 years old. Alfredo Barrera Rubio, one of the lead archaeologists at the site,... 
Military Issues Warning Against At-home DNA Tests

Military Issues Warning Against At-home DNA Tests

Military members are being warned against using consumer mail-in DNA tests. In a memo signed by Joseph Kernan, the undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, and James Stewart, the assistant secretary of Defense for manpower,... 
Misleading Census Info Prohibited By Facebook

Misleading Census Info Prohibited By Facebook

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has rolled out a new census interference policy in a blog post that includes new guidelines for advertisers that are stiffer than its general political advertising policy. Beginning next month, Facebook... 
House Passes New North American Trade Deal

House Passes New North American Trade Deal

A new North American trade deal has been passed in the U.S. House of Representatives after more than a year of negotiations. The chamber has voted 385 to 41 to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Thirty-eight... 
Smartphone Night Modes May Be Designed Backwards

Smartphone Night Modes May Be Designed Backwards

Newly published research shows that your phone’s blue light might be less of a problem for disrupting sleep patterns than previously thought. A study conducted by University of Manchester scientists found that the impact on... 
Lyft Launching Car Rental Service

Lyft Launching Car Rental Service

Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) has announced that it is launching a car rental service that will be accessed through its app in the near future. In a blog post announcing the new initiative, Lyft said, “With Lyft Rentals, we’re... 
House Votes To Negotiate Drug Prices

House Votes To Negotiate Drug Prices

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to lower the rising cost of prescription drugs by allowing the federal government to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical manufacturers. The bill, known as H.R. 3, also... 
Google’s Deal For Fitbit Under Review

Google’s Deal For Fitbit Under Review

The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly planning to review plans by Alphabet-owned Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to buy fitness tracker maker Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) over possible antitrust issues. The $2.1 billion deal, announced on... 
Kroger And Walgreens To Partner On Procurement

Kroger And Walgreens To Partner On Procurement

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) are forming a partnership, called the Retail Procurement Alliance, to cut costs by sourcing more merchandise together. Walgreens, the nation’s largest... 
Progress On Cancer Treatments Goes Unnoticed

Progress On Cancer Treatments Goes Unnoticed

A new survey has found that most people are unaware that major progress has been made when it comes to the treatment of cancer. The survey, commissioned by the Institute for Cancer Research in London, found that only 28 percent... 
World Trade Organization Facing Crisis

World Trade Organization Facing Crisis

The World Trade Organization (WTO) may be about to face the biggest crisis in its 25-year history. The organization is about to lose its ability to resolve international trade disputes. There are only three members left on the... 
Ericsson Settles U.S. Bribery Charges

Ericsson Settles U.S. Bribery Charges

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to resolve a bribery case brought by U.S. authorities, according to an announcement by the Justice Department. The Swedish telecommunications firm had been charged with conspiracies... 
New Changes Coming To Food Stamp Rules

New Changes Coming To Food Stamp Rules

The Trump administration has issued a new rule regarding work requirements for food stamp recipients that could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of people. Under the new rule, states would be limited from exempting work-eligible... 
Study Says Some Beers May Be Good For You

Study Says Some Beers May Be Good For You

A new study is showing that some beers may be good for you because they contain significant amounts of probiotic microbes that kill harmful bacteria. These probiotic microbes have been credited with numerous health benefits... 
Costco Potentially Loses Millions After Website Crash

Costco Potentially Loses Millions After Website Crash

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) didn’t have a very happy Thanksgiving this year. Costco’s site experienced some technical trouble on Thanksgiving Day, potentially costing the company millions of dollars in lost sales.... 
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.... 
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...