The latest Commerce Department report shows that the U.S.
trade deficit contracted in September, falling to its lowest level in five
months. The September trade deficit fell to $52.5 billion, down from an August
deficit of $55...
The world’s first new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s
disease in nearly two decades has been approved by the Chinese government. The
National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved GV-971, which will be
A group of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have published
an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that explains what happened
in the first death attributed to a fecal transplant. The 73-year-old patient
Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has made
an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) for an
undisclosed amount. Fitbit shares rose 27 percent on the news, giving the
United Auto Workers members have ratified a four-year agreement
with General Motors Co, (NYSE: GM) and ended their strike. The final approval of
the new labor contract brings to an end the union’s 40-day strike. The contract
PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) managed to beat Wall
Street’s estimates across the board with its third-quarter results. The company
reported adjusted earnings of 61 cents per share on $4.38 billion in revenue for
Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB), a U.S. drug company, has announced
that the first therapy that could slow Alzheimer’s disease may be nearly ready
to release to market. The company plans to file the paperwork for regulatory
Samsung has found a major flaw in its new high-tech
fingerprint reader on the latest Galaxy smartphones. The phones have ultrasonic
fingerprint scanners, which uses soundwaves to create a 3D map of a person’s
U.S. retail sales fell in September for the first time in
seven months. According to a report from the Commerce Department, retail sales fell
0.3 percent last month. Economists had forecast retail sales would climb 0.3
Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) is rolling out a new
service dubbed Uber Pet in select cities this month. The service will match
animal owners that need to take their furry friend for a ride with drivers who welcome
Research published in the American Heart
Association-affiliated journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
appears to show that owning a dog is linked to a longer life and a lower chance
of dying of a heart problem....
California’s governor Gavin Newsom has signed two new
bills aimed at tackling the problem of “deepfakes” – videos and audio altered
to make a person falsely appear to say something that they did not. One bill...
The grave of John Dillinger is set to be exhumed at the end of this year. Dillinger’s nephew has obtained a permit from the Indiana Department of Health to open the notorious gangster’s grave in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis,...
The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in August.
The imbalance stood at $54.9 billion at the end of the month, up 1.6 percent from
$54 billion in July. That was higher than the $54.5 billion estimated by
With the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (NYSE:
GM) now in its third week, the costs are beginning to mount for both sides. The
longest walkout against G.M. in half a century is estimated to be costing the
The Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance
Agency (FHFA) have announced that mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac will be allowed to start keeping earnings after holding only small capital
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) chairwoman, Ellen L.
Weintraub, posted the entire draft of a memo addressing foreign election
interference to Twitter after its publication in the agency’s weekly digest was
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is said to be close
to finalizing new rules for e-cigarettes, according to sources familiar with
the proceedings. There is a chance that the new rules may temporarily ban
The federal government is still investigating the brutal
slaying of 14-year-old Emmett Till more than 60 years after his death. A
Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case
investigations lists the...
The newly released list of the highest-paying jobs in the
U.S. for 2019 shows that if you are looking for the highest paying jobs in the
United States, California may be your best shot. Nine of the 10 companies that have
A new study is raising concerns about contaminants in U.S.
drinking water. The study, released by the nonprofit Environmental Working
Group, says that American tap water contains contaminates that could lead to
Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) are partnering to launch the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card Program, which will offer two new rewards cards to customers of the big box retailer. Soon, customers...
Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say
that they have created the blackest black ever. Artist Diemut Strebe and MIT
scientist Brian Wardle, along with his team, unveiled the material at an
Uber has announced plans to invest $200 million annually in
its long-haul trucking venture, Uber Freight. Uber Freight connects truck
drivers with shippers, much like the way the company’s ride-hailing app pairs
A new study published in the journal Heart says naps may
actually be good for your heart. Researchers conducting the study found that
napping twice a week reduced the risk of a heart attack or stroke by nearly half.
China has made some new moves to make it easier for foreign
investors to invest in the country. The nation’s primary currency regulator, the
State Administration of Foreign Exchange, announced changes to China’s
Numerous missions have been undertaken by various space
agencies to Earth’s only natural satellite, the Moon, but less than 60 percent
of those missions have been successful. According to NASA’s ‘Moon Fact Sheet’, 109
For the first time ever, the Apple Music streaming music
platform is being officially offered on the web. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has
launched an all-new web app for Apple Music that is available now as a public
Nearly all U.S. vehicles will be equipped with systems to
remind motorists of passengers in the back seat by model year 2025. The
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers,
whose 20 members...
For years, research has suggested a potential link between taking
menopausal hormone therapy, commonly referred to as MHT, and an increased risk
of breast cancer. Now, an analysis of dozens of studies has found that women
Owners of nearly 100,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and
Bentley vehicles will get almost $100 million after Volkswagen AG agreed to pay
drivers of vehicles with faulty mileage ratings as part of a settlement with
The cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor
has been found by a team of researchers in Ethiopia. It comes from a time when
early human ancestor fossils are considered “extremely rare.” Professor Yohannes
A new report from research firm Canalys shows that Chinese
search giant Baidu is now the world’s second biggest vendor of smart speakers, knocking
Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google to third place. According to the firm’s...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is issuing new figures that lowers
the number of jobs employers added to payrolls last year. During the 12-month
period that ran from April, 2018 through March of this year, employers added
A study conducted by doctors from Tehran University, the
University of Birmingham in Britain, and other institutions suggests that a
multidrug pill of generic drugs may dramatically reduce incidents of heart
attacks and strokes....
President Trump has signed an executive order calling for forgiveness
of all student loan debt for any permanently disabled U.S. military veterans.
The order charges the U.S. Dept. of Education and U.S. Dept. of Veteran’s