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State Of California Suing Navient Over Loan Servicing Practices

State Of California Suing Navient Over Loan Servicing Practices

California’s attorney general is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan processor, over the company’s failure to properly service customer’s debts. According to the state, the company deliberately put... 
General Electric Announces Plans To Shrink Itself Further

General Electric Announces Plans To Shrink Itself Further

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has announced plans to shrink its business even further by spinning off its health care business and selling its stake in oil and gas company Baker Hughes. The moves are part of the company’s plan to shed... 
Saudi Women No Longer Under Driving Ban

Saudi Women No Longer Under Driving Ban

At the stroke of midnight Sunday, women in Saudi Arabia were legally allowed to drive for the first time in the kingdom’s history. The end of the controversial decades-old ban brings the ultra-conservative Gulf nation into line... 
European Tariffs To Hit American Whiskey Makers Hard

European Tariffs To Hit American Whiskey Makers Hard

American whiskey makers have been worried about the threat of tariffs from Europe, but now those tariffs are becoming a reality. The European Union will start taxing a range of U.S. imports, including cranberries, peanut butter, playing... 
Google Launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google Launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

YouTube Music, Google’s new, all-encompassing music streaming service, and YouTube Premium (formerly known as YouTube Red) have officially launched in 17 countries. Both services are now available to all in the US, Australia, Austria,... 
Mediterranean Diet Study Results Retracted

Mediterranean Diet Study Results Retracted

The Mediterranean diet, with its focus on vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts and olive oil, has been widely heralded for its benefits to health. Many of those supposed benefits are based on a landmark study, published in 2013, that found... 
SAT, ACT Now Optional For University Of Chicago Applicants

SAT, ACT Now Optional For University Of Chicago Applicants

The University of Chicago has announced it will no longer require undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. While applicants can still submit their SAT or ACT scores, university officials said they would let prospective... 
774,000 Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Using Illegal Emissions Software

774,000 Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Using Illegal Emissions Software

Germany’s Transport Ministry has ordered the recall of 238,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Germany after 774,000 of the cars across Europe were found to contain unauthorized software defeat devices. Daimler, makers of Mercedes-Benz,... 
Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pre-cut Melon

Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pre-cut Melon

A salmonella outbreak that sickened 60 people in six states has been linked to pre-cut melon, according to a release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People reported contracting salmonella after eating pre-cut melon... 
Amazon Ready To Release New Fire TV Cube

Amazon Ready To Release New Fire TV Cube

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has debuted the new Fire TV Cube, its new high-end Fire TV that you can completely control via Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The Fire TV Cube will begin shipping on June 21 and costs $119. Amazon Prime members... 
Guatemala Volcano Eruption Causes Widespread Devastation

Guatemala Volcano Eruption Causes Widespread Devastation

Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego, which means “Volcano of Fire” in Spanish, has erupted near the colonial city of Antigua, causing widespread devastation. Ash and gases have covered large areas of ground, with layers of ash knee-deep... 
Cell Phone Surveillance Devices Possibly Used Near White House

Cell Phone Surveillance Devices Possibly Used Near White House

An investigation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has uncovered the potential use of sophisticated cell phone surveillance devices in sensitive areas around Washington DC, including near the White House. According to a... 
New US Tariffs Hit Mexico, Canada, EU Nations

New US Tariffs Hit Mexico, Canada, EU Nations

New U.S. tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum are set to hit European Union nations, Mexico, and Canada. Tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum will be levied on imports from the three U.S. trading partners.... 
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Studio Suing Fortnite Developer

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Studio Suing Fortnite Developer

PUBG Corp., the studio behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has launched a lawsuit against Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite. According to The Korea Times, the lawsuit was filed in January of this year, but it only became public... 
Gas Costing Americans $1 Billion More This Memorial Day Weekend

Gas Costing Americans $1 Billion More This Memorial Day Weekend

Rising gas prices are crimping household budgets across the country. In the past two weeks alone, gas has jumped at least 12 cents per gallon. Over the past year, the national average price of gas has increased by 31 percent, according... 
NTSB Releases Reports On Self-driving Uber Accident

NTSB Releases Reports On Self-driving Uber Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on an incident involving a self-driving Uber 2017 Volvo XC90 that struck and killed a pedestrian in March. 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was hit by the vehicle... 
Highly Anticipated New Book About Theranos Released

Highly Anticipated New Book About Theranos Released

A highly anticipated book detailing the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, has been released. Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou’s new book, “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a... 
Starbucks Announces New Customer Service Policy

Starbucks Announces New Customer Service Policy

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced a new policy of inclusivity for its stores nationwide. The new policy will permit anyone to sit in its cafes and patios or use the stores’ restrooms, regardless of whether they’ve bought anything.... 
Officials Warn Of Dangerous Sulfur Dioxide Near Hawaii Volcano

Officials Warn Of Dangerous Sulfur Dioxide Near Hawaii Volcano

Hawaii County officials have issued an alert over dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide gas rising from fissures in the ground caused by an eruption of a volcano on one of Hawaii’s islands. The air quality in the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision... 
New Chinese Aircraft Carrier Makes Its Debut

New Chinese Aircraft Carrier Makes Its Debut

China has launched its newest aircraft carrier with great fanfare. The aircraft carrier left its berth at a shipyard with a blow of its horn and a display of fireworks. The 50,000-ton ship is the first aircraft carrier to be entirely... 
Depression Diagnoses Rising In U.S.

Depression Diagnoses Rising In U.S.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released new data on the rates of depression diagnoses in their latest report, “Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health”. According to the report, diagnoses of clinical... 
U.S. Pulls Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. Pulls Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement reached by the Obama Administration in 2015. During a speech at the White House, Trump said that “the Iran deal is defective... 
China Accused Of Firing Lasers At U.S. Planes

China Accused Of Firing Lasers At U.S. Planes

China has been accused of firing military-grade lasers at U.S. planes landing in the East African nation of Djibouti. The U.S. believes Chinese nationals are behind two recent incidents involving four-engine military transport planes... 
Cambridge Analytica Filing For Bankruptcy After Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica Filing For Bankruptcy After Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica has announced that it would file for bankruptcy and cease most of its operations. The company is filing for bankruptcy in both the United States and Britain. The elections division of Cambridge’s British affiliate,... 
Gas Prices On The Rise Across America

Gas Prices On The Rise Across America

Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and are expected to keep climbing, increasing the cost of gasoline across the country. According to the Oil Price Information Service, the average gas price in the... 
U.S. Economy Grows More Than Expected

U.S. Economy Grows More Than Expected

The American economy grew more than expected in the first quarter of the year. According to the Commerce Department, the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the first three months of 2018. Wall Street analysts’ had forecast... 
Outrage Erupts In Mexico Over Student Killings

Outrage Erupts In Mexico Over Student Killings

Outrage has erupted across Mexico and on social media after the killing of three students in Guadalajara. The three film students were kidnapped, beaten, killed and their bodies were dissolved in acid. The fate of the students –... 
SmugMug Acquires Flickr From Verizon’s Oath

SmugMug Acquires Flickr From Verizon’s Oath

Photo sharing and storage company SmugMug has announced that it has purchased Flickr from Verizon’s Oath for an undisclosed sum. SmugMug is an independent, family-run company. Founded in 2002, the company now has millions of... 
Swaziland’s King Changing Country’s Name

Swaziland’s King Changing Country’s Name

King Mswati III of Swaziland has decided to change the name of his country. The country will henceforth be known as eSwatini, meaning “land of the Swazis” in the local language. The king announced the name change during a ceremony... 
Starbucks Facing Protests After Arrest Goes Viral

Starbucks Facing Protests After Arrest Goes Viral

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) is in hot water after a video of two black men being arrested while waiting at one of the coffee chain’s stores went viral. The video of the incident has been viewed more than 10 million times on... 
Hundreds Of Jobs Cut At Ohio General Motors Plant

Hundreds Of Jobs Cut At Ohio General Motors Plant

A General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio is cutting several hundred jobs. Plant leaders informed workers the facility will be eliminating one of two shifts starting in mid-June. The cuts will eliminate up to half of the current jobs... 
Jesse Jackson Calls For Boycott Of Kroger Stores

Jesse Jackson Calls For Boycott Of Kroger Stores

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called for a boycott of Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) stores over the company closing locations in minority communities while building upscale stores in suburbs. Last year, Kroger closed 41 stores out of its nearly... 
Trump Administration Initiates Review Of Welfare Programs

Trump Administration Initiates Review Of Welfare Programs

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for a reevaluation of the nation’s welfare programs. The executive order says: “The Federal Government should do everything within its authority to empower individuals... 
$37M Awarded In Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit

$37M Awarded In Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its talc supplier have been hit with a $37 million verdict in a lawsuit over the healthcare giant’s talc powder products. A jury in Middlesex County Superior court awarded the compensatory... 
Oklahoma Teachers Strike Over School Spending Cuts

Oklahoma Teachers Strike Over School Spending Cuts

Oklahoma educators are striking over some of the deepest school spending cuts in the nation. More than 40,000 teachers and thousands of support staff across Oklahoma pledged to walk off their jobs. The statewide walkout has shuttered... 
China Imposing Tariffs On 128 U.S. Exports

China Imposing Tariffs On 128 U.S. Exports

The Chinese government says it will immediately impose tariffs as high as 25 percent on 128 U.S. products. On Sunday, a Twitter post from the English-language “People’s Daily” read: “China imposes tariffs on 128 items of imports... 
Howard University Financial Aid Investigation Ends In Dismissals

Howard University Financial Aid Investigation Ends In Dismissals

Six employees of Howard University have been fired after an investigation into misappropriated financial aid money. University officials have not revealed the amount of money involved in the matter. An anonymous whistleblower said... 
Oracle Lawsuit Against Google Reopened

Oracle Lawsuit Against Google Reopened

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a copyright case between Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) and Alphabet Inc.’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL). The appeals court ruled that Google’s use of Java shortcuts to develop... 
Facebook Under Scrutiny For Android Data Mining

Facebook Under Scrutiny For Android Data Mining

Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) algorithms may know who you’ve called from your Android phone. Reports have emerged that Facebook was surreptitiously tracking all calls and messages on some Android devices until October 2017. The revelation... 
Animal Incidents Puts Brake On United’s PetSafe Animal Transport

Animal Incidents Puts Brake On United’s PetSafe Animal Transport

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) has announced that it is no longer taking reservations for its animal-transport service for the time being. The carrier said it will honor existing reservations without accepting new ones.... 
Facebook Under Fire Over Cambridge Analytica’s Data Misuse

Facebook Under Fire Over Cambridge Analytica’s Data Misuse

Reports have emerged that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested roughly 50 million Facebook profiles of U.S. voters in violation of the platform’s terms and conditions. Cambridge Analytica is now being called the data-analysis... 
Xi Jinping Reelected With No Term Limits

Xi Jinping Reelected With No Term Limits

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been formally re-elected to a second term as China’s President. The National People’s Congress voted unanimously for Xi to serve a second five-year term as president in a largely ceremonial vote.... 
Russian Diplomats Expelled From U.K.

Russian Diplomats Expelled From U.K.

Twenty-three Russian diplomats have been expelled from the U.K. after Russia was accused of using a nerve agent to poison one of its former spies on British soil. The press described the expulsions as the biggest one of Russian diplomats... 
Japanese Prime Minister Caught Up In Land Sale Scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Caught Up In Land Sale Scandal

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has been caught up in a scandal involving an improper public land sale at a steeply discounted price to an ultraconservative education group. An internal investigation by the Finance Ministry concluded... 
Discounted Amazon Prime Memberships Available For Medicaid Recipients

Discounted Amazon Prime Memberships Available For Medicaid Recipients

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has begun offering a low-cost version of its Prime membership program to qualifying recipients of Medicaid. Medicaid is the public assistance program providing medical coverage to low-income Americans.... 
Broadcom’s Takeover Of Qualcomm Delayed By U.S. Government

Broadcom’s Takeover Of Qualcomm Delayed By U.S. Government

The U.S. government has ordered Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) to delay its annual shareholder meeting by 30 days to give the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. time to review Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed $117 billion takeover... 
New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Coming Soon

New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Coming Soon

President Trump has announced that a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum would be imposed by his administration. A tariff is a tax placed on a particular class of imported goods. The new... 
Herbalife War Comes To An End

Herbalife War Comes To An End

William Ackman has ended his five-year crusade against Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), bringing one of Wall Street’s longest-running, most expensive fights to a conclusion. Sources familiar with the matter said the activist investor... 
Microsoft Argues Digital Data Privacy Case At Supreme Court

Microsoft Argues Digital Data Privacy Case At Supreme Court

The fight between Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the federal government over the privacy of digital data has reached new heights. At the heart of the matter is whether the company can be compelled to turn over emails stored on overseas... 
Massive Cocaine Bust In Argentina At Russian Embassy

Massive Cocaine Bust In Argentina At Russian Embassy

Six people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of hundreds of pounds of cocaine in the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 14-month cocaine smuggling investigation was conducted by the Buenos Aires police,...