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...