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Trade Deficit Decreased In September

Trade Deficit Decreased In September

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... 
China Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug

China Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug

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 sold... 
Doctors Release Details In Death Of FMT Patient

Doctors Release Details In Death Of FMT Patient

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 had... 
Alphabet Offers To Purchase Fitbit

Alphabet Offers To Purchase Fitbit

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 company a... 
UAW Members End GM Strike

UAW Members End GM Strike

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 was... 
PayPal Announces Earnings And New Deals

PayPal Announces Earnings And New Deals

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 the quarter.... 
First Therapy To Slow Alzheimer’s Nearly Ready For Market

First Therapy To Slow Alzheimer’s Nearly Ready For Market

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 approval... 
Samsung Fingerprint Scanner Vulnerability Found

Samsung Fingerprint Scanner Vulnerability Found

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 fingerprint. Samsung... 
Retail Sales Fall For First Time Since February

Retail Sales Fall For First Time Since February

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 percent... 
Uber Pet Coming Soon To 8 Cities

Uber Pet Coming Soon To 8 Cities

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 pets in... 
Dog Ownership Linked To Longer Life

Dog Ownership Linked To Longer Life

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 Tackles “Deepfakes” With Two New Bills

California Tackles “Deepfakes” With Two New Bills

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... 
John Dillinger Remains Scheduled For New Year’s Eve Exhumation

John Dillinger Remains Scheduled For New Year’s Eve Exhumation

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,... 
U.S. Trade Deficit Widens More Than Expected

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens More Than Expected

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 economists.... 
Costs Begin To Mount For General Motors, Striking Workers

Costs Begin To Mount For General Motors, Striking Workers

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 company... 
Mortgage Giants Allowed To Keep More Profits

Mortgage Giants Allowed To Keep More Profits

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 cushions... 
FEC Chairwoman Uses Twitter To Get Memo To Public

FEC Chairwoman Uses Twitter To Get Memo To Public

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 delayed. The... 
New Rules On The Horizon For E-cigarettes

New Rules On The Horizon For E-cigarettes

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 flavored e-cigarette... 
Six Decades On, Emmett Till Investigation Continues

Six Decades On, Emmett Till Investigation Continues

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... 
Looking For Higher Pay? Here’s Where To Find It

Looking For Higher Pay? Here’s Where To Find It

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 the highest... 
Contaminants In Drinking Water Raise Concerns

Contaminants In Drinking Water Raise Concerns

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 nearly 100,000... 
Walmart Launching Credit Cards With Capital One

Walmart Launching Credit Cards With Capital One

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... 
MIT Scientists Create Blackest Black Ever

MIT Scientists Create Blackest Black Ever

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 exhibition called... 
Uber Freight Trucking To Get $200 Million Investment

Uber Freight Trucking To Get $200 Million Investment

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 drivers with... 
Napping Could Improve Heart Health

Napping Could Improve Heart Health

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. The research... 
China Eases Investment Rules For Foreigners

China Eases Investment Rules For Foreigners

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 Qualified... 
Less Than 60% Of Lunar Missions Have Succeeded

Less Than 60% Of Lunar Missions Have Succeeded

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 lunar... 
Apple Music Now Available On The Web

Apple Music Now Available On The Web

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 beta. During... 
New Cars Getting New Safety Features To Save Children

New Cars Getting New Safety Features To Save Children

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... 
Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

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 taking... 
Volkswagen Agrees To Reimburse Owners For Fuel Economy Overstatements

Volkswagen Agrees To Reimburse Owners For Fuel Economy Overstatements

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 private plaintiffs.... 
Exciting New Fossil Found In Ethiopia

Exciting New Fossil Found In Ethiopia

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 Haile-Selassie,... 
Google Falls To 3rd In Smart Speaker Market

Google Falls To 3rd In Smart Speaker Market

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... 
Last Year’s Job Numbers Revised Downward

Last Year’s Job Numbers Revised Downward

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 501,000... 
Multidrug Pill Found To Cut Risk Of Heart Attacks And Strokes

Multidrug Pill Found To Cut Risk Of Heart Attacks And Strokes

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.... 
White House Calls For Student Loan Forgiveness For Disabled Veterans

White House Calls For Student Loan Forgiveness For Disabled Veterans

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 Affairs...