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Toys ‘R’ Us Owners to Disperse $20 Million In Severance To Employees

Toys ‘R’ Us Owners to Disperse $20 Million In Severance To Employees

A few months ago, Toys R Us announced money troubles which could mean leaving employees without jobs. And since that announcement, those workers have been campaigning for some severance. It turns... 
Are Cryptocurrency Markets On the Verge of Collapse?

Are Cryptocurrency Markets On the Verge of Collapse?

Cryptocurrency is struggling this week as every major instrument with momentum has hit a rut in such a way that confidence in the nascent asset has plummeted.  With US regulators investigating... 
Recovering From Crypto Currency Slide, Nvidia Share Outlook Lower Than Originally Expected

Recovering From Crypto Currency Slide, Nvidia Share Outlook Lower Than Originally Expected

Goldman Sachs just released an announcement admitting it was wrong over its recent optimistic Nvidia stock rating.  Goldman Sach’s chip analyst, Toshiya Hari, went so far as to remove Nvidia... 
Health Experts Release New Cholesterol Management Guidelines

Health Experts Release New Cholesterol Management Guidelines

Late last week, the world’s leading heart health experts released new cholesterol management guidelines that advise doctors should tailor treatments based on a more personalized approach to... 
Is Social Media Bad For Your [Mental] Health

Is Social Media Bad For Your [Mental] Health

Pretty much since its inception—or, at the very least, when it started to become a mainstream activity—many have shared concern over what social media does to mental well-being. More specifically,... 
Dark Roast Coffee Can Fight Cognitive Decline

Dark Roast Coffee Can Fight Cognitive Decline

New data from the Harvard University TH Chan School of Public Health suggests that at least 54 percent of all adults in the United States drink coffee.  That number, though, is only important... 
More than 20 Percent of Childhood Scald Burns Are Caused By Instant Soups

More than 20 Percent of Childhood Scald Burns Are Caused By Instant Soups

Emory University researchers have found, in a recent study, that microwaveable soups sent nearly 10,000 kids to the emergency room for burn treatment, between 2006 and 2016.  The children observed... 
Phone Batteries Are Getting Worse, Not Better

Phone Batteries Are Getting Worse, Not Better

As we continue to grow more and more dependent on mobile technology, it also becomes more and more evident the importance of long battery life.  And in this fast-paced world, phone makers continue... 
Are Apps Aimed At Preschoolers Filled With Manipulative, Expensive Ads?

Are Apps Aimed At Preschoolers Filled With Manipulative, Expensive Ads?

Today’s children are the first to grow up with mobile technology—and all of the internet—in the palm of their hand, waiting for them at any and all hours of the day.  As such—and despite... 
Does the Earth Have “Mini-Moons”?

Does the Earth Have “Mini-Moons”?

For centuries, the moon—as we know it—was Earth’s only known natural satellite.  But about a dozen years ago astronomers first identified a new body that eventually became Earth’s second... 
Do Snapchat Filters Cause Dysmorphia?

Do Snapchat Filters Cause Dysmorphia?

The overview of a new study, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, suggests that Instagram and Snapchat filters are contributing to unrealistic beauty standards all over the world.  According... 
Construction Insurance – How it can be beneficial in helping you gain contracts?

Construction Insurance – How it can be beneficial in helping you gain contracts?

The construction industry is one of those industries which are sadly prone to accidents due to the nature of their tasks which are usually of high risk. There can be several types of injuries... 
Facebook Partners With Xiaomi On VR Headset For Chinese Market

Facebook Partners With Xiaomi On VR Headset For Chinese Market

Facebook and Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone firm, are partnering with a view to launching a VR headset in China. This will present the Menlo Park, California-based tech giant with an opportunity... 
AT&T To Roll Out 5G Wireless Service Later This Year

AT&T To Roll Out 5G Wireless Service Later This Year

The number two wireless carrier in the United States, AT&T, has disclosed that customers in a dozen cities will get 5G network services later in the year. According to AT&T the groundwork... 
Premier Health And UnitedHealth Renew Their Relationship In Dayton

Premier Health And UnitedHealth Renew Their Relationship In Dayton

The largest health system in Dayton and a national provider of insurance have renewed their relationship. A unit of UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, and Premier Health have inked a multi-year... 
All 50 U.S. States Are Now On AT&T-Operated FirstNet

All 50 U.S. States Are Now On AT&T-Operated FirstNet

The second largest wireless carrier in the United States, AT&T has disclosed that all the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have formally joined FirstNet. This is a... 
Amazon’s Italian Logistics Workers Will Not Put In Extra Hours In Peak Season

Amazon’s Italian Logistics Workers Will Not Put In Extra Hours In Peak Season

Workers at the main logistics hub of Amazon in Italy have refused to work overtime in the course of the holiday season. The workers have also reduced shifts by two hours even as they continue... 
Toyota Deepens Partnership With Panasonic As EV Race Hots Up

Toyota Deepens Partnership With Panasonic As EV Race Hots Up

Toyota and Panasonic have deepened a partnership which will see the biggest carmaker in Asia increase its efforts in producing electric cars. Currently Panasonic is one of the largest suppliers... 
Wells Fargo’s Insurance Licenses Could Be Suspended In California

Wells Fargo’s Insurance Licenses Could Be Suspended In California

California’s insurance department intends to revoke or suspend licenses issued to Wells Fargo following sales practices that were deemed improper. This was with regards to Wells Fargo’s website-based... 
Louis Vuitton Launches Chatbot On Facebook Messenger

Louis Vuitton Launches Chatbot On Facebook Messenger

A chatbot has been unveiled for clients in the United States by Louis Vuitton on Facebook Messenger. This is according to Mode.ai, a startup based in Palo Alto, California. With the chatbot clients... 
Alibaba’s Taobao Resolves To Auction Two Boeing 747 Planes

Alibaba’s Taobao Resolves To Auction Two Boeing 747 Planes

Alibaba is making great progress in terms of business and at the moment it is possible to buy anything on Taobao, which happens to be China’s biggest e-commerce platform. Even that person that... 
Apple Discloses Details Regarding The Self-Driving Car Research

Apple Discloses Details Regarding The Self-Driving Car Research

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)  researchers have been busy on new projects and the most recent development has been the set up of a new way of extending the capabilities of LiDAR sensors. The self-driving... 
AT&T’s Use Of Drone To Offer Cellular Service In Puerto Rico Approved

AT&T’s Use Of Drone To Offer Cellular Service In Puerto Rico Approved

Telecommunications giant AT&T has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to deploy a drone referred to as Cell on Wings or Flying Cow in Puerto Rico with a view to restoring... 
Does Increased Screen Times Correlate with Lower Health Outcomes?

Does Increased Screen Times Correlate with Lower Health Outcomes?

Well, according to new data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the short answer is: yes. Data taken between 2010 and 2015 shows that suicide rates for teens increased... 
GE Shares (NYSE: GE) Tumble For Two Straight Days Following Overhaul Announcement

GE Shares (NYSE: GE) Tumble For Two Straight Days Following Overhaul Announcement

Shares of General Electric Co (NYSE: GE) fell, again, this week with investors pondering if new Chief Executive John Flannery’s massive overhaul effort will revive the struggling 125-year-old... 
Tesla Axes Jobs Amidst Production Constraints

Tesla Axes Jobs Amidst Production Constraints

Though layoffs at Tesla have attracted the attention of the media, they don’t feature among the top 20 job cuts in both the tech and the auto industries in the last two years, per Challenger,... 
iPhone Mania Returns With The iPhone X As It Outsells The iPhone 6

iPhone Mania Returns With The iPhone X As It Outsells The iPhone 6

A survey conducted by Slice Intelligence indicates that the product launch of the iPhone X is now the largest in the company as orders for the device were 25% more than the iPhone 6 which previously... 
House GOP Releases Massive Tax Overhaul Plan

House GOP Releases Massive Tax Overhaul Plan

Late this week, House Republican leaders proposed new legislation that would overhaul the whole of the US tax code in a way that will slash the corporate and individual tax rates which Americans... 
Strategic Relationship Between Amazon Web Services And AT&T Expanded

Strategic Relationship Between Amazon Web Services And AT&T Expanded

Telecommunications giant AT&T has announced the expansion of its partnership with Amazon Web Services with regards to cloud networking solutions for businesses. Customers of Amazon Web Services... 
Jet.Com Unveils Private Label Brand In Hunt For Millennials

Jet.Com Unveils Private Label Brand In Hunt For Millennials

The Walmart-owned Jet.com has announced a private label brand known as Uniquely J. This comes amidst a push by its parent company to fight off Amazon as consumers increasingly do their shopping... 
Apple Said To Have Considered Acquiring Medical Clinics Startup

Apple Said To Have Considered Acquiring Medical Clinics Startup

Reports indicate that Apple has previously considered acquiring a startup known a Crossover Health with a view to expanding into healthcare. Crossover Health partners with organizations which... 
Nordstrom Postpones Longtime Plan for A Sale

Nordstrom Postpones Longtime Plan for A Sale

For 116 years, Nordstrom has been a beacon in the luxury retail market. Sure, the company started out selling shoes but it is obvious that they did not stay in a single lane. But even a company... 
Japan’s Kobe Steel Hit by Quality Scandal

Japan’s Kobe Steel Hit by Quality Scandal

Government officials in Japan are urging steelmaker Kobe Steel to clarify the extent of inspection data manipulation over various metals used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. ... 
New Measure Could Put Driverless Cars on City Streets Next Year

New Measure Could Put Driverless Cars on City Streets Next Year

It has been a long time coming but driverless cars could finally be on public roads in June of 2018.  Well, at least, in California; and that does not necessarily mean they will be for sale. This... 
Alphabet (and others) Push to Promote Driverless Car Safety In Effort to Speed Regulation

Alphabet (and others) Push to Promote Driverless Car Safety In Effort to Speed Regulation

Congress is moving forward on figuring out how to regulate the technology behind driverless cars (autonomous vehicles). With that, then, it is only a matter of time before we are going to see... 
Teva Shares Slump, Mylan Jumps, on Approval of Generic for MS Drug Copaxone

Teva Shares Slump, Mylan Jumps, on Approval of Generic for MS Drug Copaxone

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a generic version of Copaxone. Teva Pharmaceuticals makes the branded version of the multiple sclerosis drug that generates roughly $4.2... 
CDC Reports on Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Petland Puppies

CDC Reports on Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Petland Puppies

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data on their investigation of a 12-state outbreak of the human Campylobacter bacteria. This infection has been,... 
Are the Children of Vegetarian Mothers More Likely to Abuse Drugs?

Are the Children of Vegetarian Mothers More Likely to Abuse Drugs?

Women who are with child or planning to become pregnant often concern themselves with which diet would be best for their baby. Rightfully so, of course, these women should certainly learn more... 
Jobs Report Down First Time In Seven Years, But Its Not As Dire As it Looks

Jobs Report Down First Time In Seven Years, But Its Not As Dire As it Looks

The United States economy took quite a hit this month as, for the first time in seven years, employment is down. It is quite a peculiar statistic, especially when you consider that unemployment... 
Can Ring Shift the Paradigm in Home Security Market?

Can Ring Shift the Paradigm in Home Security Market?

Ring is still a relatively new home security company. They began with networked doorbells and have expanded their product lines to include security cameras and lights—essentially, a full home... 
Irish Scientists Make Electricity From Human Tears

Irish Scientists Make Electricity From Human Tears

A team of scientists from the University of Limerick, in Ireland, has recently discovered a method for generating electricity from human saliva, milk, and tears. They now hope, of course, that... 
Could A Simple Blood Test Improve Cancer Detection [and Treatment] Rates?

Could A Simple Blood Test Improve Cancer Detection [and Treatment] Rates?

Cancer, of course, is among the most proficient diseases facing all of human kind. Indeed, nearly 40 percent of all men and women will be affected by cancer in their lifetime (and probably closer... 
Roku Announces New Steaming Players

Roku Announces New Steaming Players

Streaming entertainment is a massive, and fast-growing industry, with more and more users making the shift from traditional broadcasting every day. When the trend started to emerge—and before... 
Could A Tattoo Save Your Life One Day?

Could A Tattoo Save Your Life One Day?

A team of scientists from Harvard University Medical School and MIT have collaborated to design a special type of tattoo ink that can actually monitor your health.  The ink has the ability to... 
Washington State the Latest to Bring Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers Over Addiction Crisis

Washington State the Latest to Bring Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers Over Addiction Crisis

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes filed separate lawsuits against several pharmaceutical companies over the Evergreen State’s continued opioid... 
Ikea Buys Up TaskRabbit To Improve Tech-Touch Bridge

Ikea Buys Up TaskRabbit To Improve Tech-Touch Bridge

Swedish home goods giant Ikea Group has quite a reputation for sleek, good-looking furniture that can sometimes be hard to assemble. Of course, when you are saving money by purchasing the pieces... 
Kellogg To Bring On Nature’s Bounty CEO To Improve Turnaround Effort

Kellogg To Bring On Nature’s Bounty CEO To Improve Turnaround Effort

Kellogg’s CEO Chief Executive John Bryant is retiring and has chosen a nutrition executive to replace him.  Indeed, the maker of big packaged foods brands like Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts, and... 
FCC Chairman Urges Apple To Activate iPhone FM Radio Chips

FCC Chairman Urges Apple To Activate iPhone FM Radio Chips

There was once a time when smartphones in America did not make it to US soil with an FM radio chip. Or, rather, most of these devices would hit store shelves with the FM radio chip disabled. ... 
Millions of Cable Subscribers Will Lose ESPN and ABC If Altice And Disney Don’t Reach A Deal

Millions of Cable Subscribers Will Lose ESPN and ABC If Altice And Disney Don’t Reach A Deal

In the New York area alone, more than 2.6 million pay-TV customers could be losing access to ABC and ESPN as The Walt Disney Co and cable company Altice USA can’t seem to agree on a distribution... 
Target to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020

Target to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020

It is no big secret that the retail industry is suffering; or, rather, that the traditional retail platform is taking a beating from the online retail environment. But not only are customers...