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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... 
US Government Expands Air Bag Investigation In Over 12 Million Vehicles

US Government Expands Air Bag Investigation In Over 12 Million Vehicles

Over 12.3 million vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai will be investigated by US auto safety investigators due to malfunctioning air bag controls that keep air bags from inflating... 
Snap Gets a Boost in First Quarter 2019

Snap Gets a Boost in First Quarter 2019

Snap had a rousing morning today as its stock price jumped as much as 11 percent in afterhours trading on Tuesday.  Better known for its wildly popular mobile sharing platform, Snapchat, the tech startup beat analyst...