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Consuming Gluten Early In Life Linked To Increased Risk Of Celiac Disease

Consuming Gluten Early In Life Linked To Increased Risk Of Celiac Disease

A recent international study suggests that eating higher-than-normal levels of gluten can increase a child’s likelihood of developing celiac disease. The study, following more than 6,600 children in the United States, Finland,... 
Facebook Reportedly Makes Big Offer For News Content

Facebook Reportedly Makes Big Offer For News Content

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is reportedly in talks with several news outlets pay millions of dollars in exchange for the rights to display their content on its platform. According to published reports, Facebook representatives... 
Tesla Owners Suing Over Battery Update

Tesla Owners Suing Over Battery Update

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been slapped with a lawsuit from owners of its Model S and Model X over an over-the-air (OTA) update that they say purposefully limited the battery range on their cars. One owner of a 2014 Model S... 
Plant-based Diets May Be Better For Heart Health

Plant-based Diets May Be Better For Heart Health

A new study published the Journal of the American Heart Association appears to confirm that eating more plant-based foods and fewer animal products may result in a healthier heart and cardiovascular system. The researchers found... 
Zillow Disappoints With Zillow Offers Losses

Zillow Disappoints With Zillow Offers Losses

Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) managed to disappoint investors with its latest earnings report. The company posted revenue of $599 million for the three months ending in June, an 84 percent increase from the same quarter of last... 
Sesame Allergies More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

Sesame Allergies More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

Researchers from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have conducted a new study that found that more Americans may be allergic to sesame than previously believed. According to the results of the study,... 
Scientists Create Monkey-human Chimeras In China

Scientists Create Monkey-human Chimeras In China

Spanish researcher Juan Carlos Izpisua’s team, comprised of researchers from The Salk Institute in California, and Murcia Catholic University (UCAM), have created world’s first monkey-human chimeras. The study was largely... 
Verizon Revamps Unlimited Plan Offerings

Verizon Revamps Unlimited Plan Offerings

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has updated its “Unlimited” plans, expanding the previous three into four plans. The company is doing away with its current Go, Above and Beyond unlimited plans and replacing them with four... 
Facebook Adding Its Name To Instagram And WhatsApp

Facebook Adding Its Name To Instagram And WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has confirmed that it will be changing the name of Instagram and WhatsApp to better reflect its ownership of the apps. Instagram will soon be known as “Instagram from Facebook” while WhatsApp will... 
Capital One Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Applicants

Capital One Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Applicants

Anyone who has applied for a Capital One account in the last 14 years may have had private information stolen in the bank’s recently reported data breach. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) revealed that a data breach... 
Equifax Payments May Not Reach $125

Equifax Payments May Not Reach $125

Many people have elected to file claims for at least $125 with Equifax as part of its data breach settlement instead of opting in to its credit monitoring product. Unfortunately, applicants may not get a full $125 depending on... 
Farm Aid Details Released

Farm Aid Details Released

Details of a $16 billion federal aid package intended to help farmers hurt by the current trade war with China have been released. According to a statement from the Agriculture Department, 50 percent of farmers’ aid will be... 
Neuralink Reveals Device Details

Neuralink Reveals Device Details

Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup has finally revealed more details about its mission and its aims. The firm states that it wants to help people with severe neurological conditions regain motor function via Bluetooth-enabled implants... 
Google Settles FTC Claims Of YouTube Kids Privacy Violations

Google Settles FTC Claims Of YouTube Kids Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly finalized a settlement with Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google over alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. The act prohibits the tracking and... 
Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Global Health Emergency

Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has confirmed that the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now a global health emergency. WHO defines a global emergency as an “extraordinary event” that constitutes a risk to other countries and... 
SpaceX Crew Dragon Explosion Explained

SpaceX Crew Dragon Explosion Explained

Nearly three months after the explosion of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX has preliminary results to share about what it suspects caused failure. On April 20, the Crew Dragon vehicle experienced what the company called an... 
Amazon Settles With German Regulators

Amazon Settles With German Regulators

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has reached a settlement with Germany and Austria to end antitrust probes into how it does business with other merchants on its site. Under the terms of the settlement, Amazon will be changing its... 
New Migraine Medication Showing Promise

New Migraine Medication Showing Promise

A new migraine drug might offer an alternative to people who do not get relief from current medications. A phase three trial for a medication called rimegepant showed that it could be effective at freeing some people from their... 
Facebook Settles FTC Case For $5 Billion

Facebook Settles FTC Case For $5 Billion

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) will reportedly pay approximately $5 billion to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into the social media company’s data privacy practices. According to reports, the FTC approved the settlement... 
White House Aims To Revamp Kidney Disease Care

White House Aims To Revamp Kidney Disease Care

The White House wants to implement a number of new proposals aimed at reducing end stage kidney disease in the United States by 25 percent by 2030. The Trump administration has unveiled a package of initiatives that is being called... 
Deutsche Bank Announces Massive Overhaul

Deutsche Bank Announces Massive Overhaul

Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) has announced that it will be undertaking a major overhaul of its business as part of its plan to improve profitability. Deutsche expects its restructuring plan to cost 7.4 billion euros and eliminate... 
Drug Pricing Tools Becoming More Widespread

Drug Pricing Tools Becoming More Widespread

A growing number of health systems and insurers are starting to provide real-time drug pricing information to physicians to help patients avoid high prices at the pharmacy. Roughly 800 doctors are testing the Blue Shield of California... 
China Snoops On Tourists’ Phones With Secret App

China Snoops On Tourists’ Phones With Secret App

Tourists, traders, and other visitors to Xinjiang may find the government digging deep into their smartphones. According to several people who requested anonymity to avoid government retaliation, China’s border authorities routinely... 
More Tariffs Proposed For EU Goods

More Tariffs Proposed For EU Goods

The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office in Washington has published a list of $4 billion worth of European Union goods to target in retaliation for European aircraft subsides. The tariffs cover 89 products, including meat,... 
Medtronic Insulin Pumps Vulnerable To Hacking

Medtronic Insulin Pumps Vulnerable To Hacking

Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) is recalling its Mini-Med Paradigm Series Insulin Pumps and its Mini-Med 508 Insulin Pump due to potential cybersecurity and hacking risks involved with the devices. Because the devices cannot be updated,... 
Taco Bell Hotel Reservations Sold Out In Minutes

Taco Bell Hotel Reservations Sold Out In Minutes

Taco Bell’s latest marketing venture appears to be a success. The company is taking over the V Palm Springs hotel, located at 333 E. Palm Canyon Drive, for an extended weekend in August. The hotel will be turned into resort... 
Apple Building Out New Hub In Seattle

Apple Building Out New Hub In Seattle

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has unveiled details for a massive new office complex the company is establishing in the Seattle area. The company has announced that it is leasing a considerable amount of office space at 333 Dexter... 
Mexico Senate Ratifies USMCA Trade Deal

Mexico Senate Ratifies USMCA Trade Deal

Mexico has become the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration submitted the required texts for Mexican lawmakers to approve... 
Amazon Gets Patent To Use Drones For Surveillance

Amazon Gets Patent To Use Drones For Surveillance

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been granted a patent to use its drones to provide surveillance as a service to its customers. The application is for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to be used to provide a secondary... 
FDA Issues Warning Against Fecal Transplants After Patient Death

FDA Issues Warning Against Fecal Transplants After Patient Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against fecal transplant procedures after a patient death was attributed to the treatment. The patient reportedly received a fecal transplant containing drug-resistant... 
Comcast Launches Xfinity X1 Eye Control Feature

Comcast Launches Xfinity X1 Eye Control Feature

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has long talked about its commitment to making its products, services and programming more accessible for those with disabilities. It has now launched its newest product in that vein: the Xfinity... 
Amazon Restaurant Delivery Service Cancelled

Amazon Restaurant Delivery Service Cancelled

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is getting out of the restaurant food delivery business. Amazon Restaurants, which delivered food on demand to Prime members, will officially close on June 24. A company spokeswoman said that only a small... 
New Study Shows Amount Google Makes From News Content

New Study Shows Amount Google Makes From News Content

A new study from the News Media Alliance is showing just how much money Alphabet’s Google is making from news content. The News Media Alliance, originally known as the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), is a nonprofit organization... 
China Fines Ford Over Pricing

China Fines Ford Over Pricing

Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE: F) main joint venture in China has been fined nearly $25 million by China’s antimonopoly authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation. Changan Ford, which is owned equally by the Detroit... 
Americans Consuming Hundreds Of Pieces Of Plastic Daily

Americans Consuming Hundreds Of Pieces Of Plastic Daily

A study that has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology suggests that Americans are consuming between 203 and 312 bits of plastic every day, depending on our age and sex. These microparticles of plastics... 
China Set To Retaliate Over U.S. Blacklist

China Set To Retaliate Over U.S. Blacklist

The Chinese government may be about to take the first step toward retaliating against the United States over its blacklisting of Chinese firms. According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, an “unreliable entities list” of... 
Twitter’s Sorry For Suspending Chinese Accounts

Twitter’s Sorry For Suspending Chinese Accounts

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) has apologized after suspending accounts critical of the Chinese government at a sensitive time for the country. More than 100 accounts belonging to Chinese-based activists, college students, human rights... 
E-cigarette Flavors Linked To Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

E-cigarette Flavors Linked To Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Many e-cigarette smokers view them as a ‘safer’ alternative to traditional cigarettes. Some studies have suggested that e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of carcinogens than regular cigarettes, enhancing the appeal... 
Uber Posts Considerable Loss For Q1

Uber Posts Considerable Loss For Q1

Uber (NYSE: UBER) reported losing more than $1 billion in the first three months of 2019 in its first quarterly report since going public. The company reported a net loss of $1.01 billion, or $2.26 per share, in the first quarter... 
Study Links Energy Drinks To Heart Issues

Study Links Energy Drinks To Heart Issues

Energy drinks are often marketed as a healthy beverage that can improve a person’s energy, stamina, athletic performance, and/or concentration. On the other hand, experts are increasingly voicing concerns that the cocktails of... 
Smartphone Sales Plummet Year-over-year

Smartphone Sales Plummet Year-over-year

Slowing smartphone sales are spelling big trouble for the world’s most popular smartphone makers. According to the most recent figures, smartphone sales fell 6.6 percent for the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period... 
Rotten Tomatoes Launching Verified Audience Feature

Rotten Tomatoes Launching Verified Audience Feature

Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to improve the authenticity of the movie reviews on its platform. Now, movie goers that purchase their ticket on Fandango, which owns Rotten Tomatoes, will get a verified badge next to their... 
FDA Calls For Standardization Of Food “Best By” Dates

FDA Calls For Standardization Of Food “Best By” Dates

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants the food industry to universally adopt a “best if used by” date label on products. “Best if used by” means exactly that: The product is at its freshest if consumed before that... 
Natura To Purchase Avon In $3.7 Billion Deal

Natura To Purchase Avon In $3.7 Billion Deal

Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura has announced its intentions to purchase Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) in an all-stock deal valued at $3.7 billion. Natura expects to close the deal in the beginning of 2020. The merger would... 
Walmart Posts Strong Start To Fiscal Year

Walmart Posts Strong Start To Fiscal Year

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) surprised Wall Street by reporting better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Walmart reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.13, beating analysts’ expectations of $1.02.... 
White House Unveils New Social Media Reporting Tool

White House Unveils New Social Media Reporting Tool

The White House has released a new form for Americans to report instances of perceived censorship of political views on social media platforms. The release of the form was announced via the White House’s official Twitter account.... 
Facebook Raises Wages For Its Contractors

Facebook Raises Wages For Its Contractors

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced a plan to raise the wages of contractors working for the company. The affected workers are employed by outside vendors and work either part or full-time in areas such as content review,... 
Proposal: $1000 To Register An Electric Vehicle In Illinois

Proposal: $1000 To Register An Electric Vehicle In Illinois

Owners of all-electric vehicles in Illinois may soon have to pay a proposed $1,000 annual registration fee. This increase would be used to help fund $2.4 billion in projects such as road improvements in the state. As the reasoning... 
Charcoal Toothpaste Could Be Harming Your Teeth

Charcoal Toothpaste Could Be Harming Your Teeth

Charcoal toothpaste, marketed as a natural teeth whitener, has been increasing in popularity in recent years. Charcoal toothpastes are said to be better at whitening teeth, removing stains, and avoiding bad breath than traditional... 
Wall Street Market Shut Down Over Illegal Activity

Wall Street Market Shut Down Over Illegal Activity

European and American investigators have announced that they have broken up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking operations. The “Wall Street Market” darknet platform was taken down for facilitating...