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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,... 
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.... 
WSOP and Other Major Tournaments – New Strategies, New Winners

WSOP and Other Major Tournaments – New Strategies, New Winners

The World Series of Poker is without doubt the biggest poker event on the planet, and poker players need to start refining their strategy in preparation for the huge tournament at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Nevada. The ultimate... 
How Do Golf Majors Affect the Supporting Industry?

How Do Golf Majors Affect the Supporting Industry?

Golf Majors have reached a fulminant increase in the past few years, however, there is a series of factors that led to this. Which are they and what plans are prepared for most golf majors? Golf Majors Influencing the Economy? When... 
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.... 
Online Game Streaming is Finally Ready for the Big Time

Online Game Streaming is Finally Ready for the Big Time

Something curious is going on with our buying habits – we’re all choosing to give up ownership. Whereas once our houses were filled with records, CDs, books and books, we now access this entertainment online. It’s simple really.... 
What Does the Future Hold for Currency Markets?

What Does the Future Hold for Currency Markets?

The financial sector has been turbulent in 2017, to say the least. Both traditional and cryptocurrency markets have been shaken by unexpected twists and turns, which led plenty of small-time investors to call it quits. Still, two major... 
Jerome Powell To Succeed Janet Yellen As Fed Chair

Jerome Powell To Succeed Janet Yellen As Fed Chair

Jerome Powell has been confirmed as the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve. The post is considered the most powerful economic position in government. Powell’s term runs for four years. Powell, 64, was nominated for the post... 
Could Oprah Winfrey Become the Next President of the United States?

Could Oprah Winfrey Become the Next President of the United States?

The current president of the United States has the lowest approval rating after one year in office than the past four leaders of the country did. Donald Trump has a rating of just 39 percent according to the BBC. His predecessor Barack... 
Twitter Finds Thousands More Russian-linked Accounts And Bots

Twitter Finds Thousands More Russian-linked Accounts And Bots

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has announced the discovery of more than a thousand new accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian “troll farm” suspected of attempting to interfere in the U.S. political process. To... 
Researchers Find More Connections In Creative Brains

Researchers Find More Connections In Creative Brains

Researchers have found that the brains of highly creative people have more connections when compared to the brains of less creative thinkers. The researchers also found that the highly-creative brains were better able to fire up these... 
7-Eleven Stores Raided In Immigration Enforcement Action

7-Eleven Stores Raided In Immigration Enforcement Action

Nearly a hundred 7-Eleven convenience stores across the country were raided this week in an enforcement action by federal immigration agents. The Trump administration described the action as its largest enforcement operation against... 
Roy Moore Lawsuit Tossed, Doug Jones Certified Winner

Roy Moore Lawsuit Tossed, Doug Jones Certified Winner

Democrat Doug Jones has been officially declared the winner of Alabama’s special Senate election, after a lawsuit by Republican opponent Roy Moore was rejected by a judge. Moore’s lawsuit attempted to delay certification of the... 
Cuba Leader Raul Castro Postpones Retirement

Cuba Leader Raul Castro Postpones Retirement

Cuba’s leader, Raul Castro, will be postponing his retirement and will now step down in April instead of February. Castro, 86, had originally planned to retire on February 24, 2018, the end of his second five-year term. Now, the... 
Twitter Starts Widespread Suspensions Of “Hateful” Accounts

Twitter Starts Widespread Suspensions Of “Hateful” Accounts

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) administrators have begun suspending or closing social media accounts judged to promote hate, glorify violence, or threaten others. According to the company, hateful imagery includes logos, symbols, or images aimed... 
Walt Disney Co. To Buy Fox For $52.4B

Walt Disney Co. To Buy Fox For $52.4B

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) has reached a deal to buy the entertainment assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX), the media empire controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction. Disney will give Fox shareholders... 
Latest Employment Figures Show Economy Going Strong

Latest Employment Figures Show Economy Going Strong

The latest snapshot of the American economy was released on Friday. The Labor Department’s official hiring and unemployment figures for November show that 228,000 jobs were added last month. The number beat the estimates of Wall... 
Cuba Mystery Deepens With New Findings

Cuba Mystery Deepens With New Findings

Doctors have discovered brain abnormalities in the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba. The doctors were searching for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance, and memory issues suffered by the victims. The damage... 
US, South Korea Launch Joint Military Exercises

US, South Korea Launch Joint Military Exercises

The United States and South Korea have launched their biggest-ever joint air force exercise. About 12,000 U.S. military personnel are participating along with South Korean troops. The joint exercise involves hundreds of aircrafts,... 
Smartphone Use Linked To Chemical Imbalance In Brain

Smartphone Use Linked To Chemical Imbalance In Brain

A small new study suggests that excessive smartphone and internet use may harm the brain chemistry of teens. The study found an imbalance of chemicals in the brain of teenagers classified as “internet-addicted.” The research... 
OPEC Planning To Extend Oil Cuts To End Of Next Year

OPEC Planning To Extend Oil Cuts To End Of Next Year

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has reportedly crafted a deal with several non-OPEC nations, led by Russia, to extend the current oil production cuts to the end of next year. Some details of the agreement are still... 
New Study Recommends Using Caution With Energy Drinks

New Study Recommends Using Caution With Energy Drinks

Energy drinks have become a popular way for people to get a boost of energy during the day. They are marketed in convenient little packages with a single serving inside so you can take them on the go, making them simple to take whenever... 
Facebook Making New Moves Against Revenge Porn

Facebook Making New Moves Against Revenge Porn

In Australia, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has begun testing a new system that will allow users to upload revealing photos or videos directly to Messenger without the fear of those photos being used against them later as revenge porn. Partnering... 
Lennar To Buy CalAtlantic For Nearly $6 Billion

Lennar To Buy CalAtlantic For Nearly $6 Billion

Two of the nation’s biggest residential-construction companies have announced that they are joining forces. The Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) announced that it would buy the CalAtlantic Group (NYSE:CAA) in a stock-and-cash deal worth... 
Twitter Tops Estimates For The Third Quarter

Twitter Tops Estimates For The Third Quarter

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) beat sales estimates in the third quarter of its fiscal year. Twitter reported its net loss narrowed to $21.1 million, or 3 cents a share, in the quarter. On an adjusted basis, the company reported profit of... 
Netflix To Issue Bonds To Fund New Content

Netflix To Issue Bonds To Fund New Content

Video streaming service Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has announced plans to spend up to $8 billion on new shows next year, up from a previous target of $7 billion. According to chief content officer Ted Sarandos, Netflix plans to release... 
Subscriber Losses Hammer TV Providers’ Stocks

Subscriber Losses Hammer TV Providers’ Stocks

Rising prices for traditional TV bundles are increasingly driving customers away from traditional TV. AT&T said it lost 90,000 video subscribers in the U.S. in the third quarter, a steeper drop than the same period last year.... 
Yahoo Updates Number Of Compromised Accounts

Yahoo Updates Number Of Compromised Accounts

Yahoo has updated the number of accounted breached during a 2013 data theft. The company now says all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked, tripling its earlier estimate. Last December, Yahoo said that data from more than 1 billion... 
Equifax To Offer Free Credit Locking Service

Equifax To Offer Free Credit Locking Service

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has implemented new measures to make it easier for consumers to control access to their credit records. Equifax is implementing a new credit lock service that will be free for life. New Equifax Chief Executive Officer... 
Boeing Wins Ruling Against Bombardier Subsidies

Boeing Wins Ruling Against Bombardier Subsidies

The U.S. Commerce Department levied duties of nearly 220 percent on Canada’s Bombardier C Series aircraft sold in the United States. The Commerce department ruled that Bombardier was selling jets at artificially low prices in... 
Pfizer Files Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Files Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), accusing the company of anticompetitive practices. Pfizer claimed J&J was taking steps to block the sale of a drug called Inflectra, Pfizer’s... 
Walgreens To Make Modifications To Rite Aid Deal

Walgreens To Make Modifications To Rite Aid Deal

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) is reportedly planning to modify its agreement to buy Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE:RAD) stores to resolve outstanding antitrust concerns. The companies and the Federal Trade Commission are close to... 
Women Hit Google With Pay Discrimination Suit

Women Hit Google With Pay Discrimination Suit

A lawsuit has been filed against Google, accusing the company of discriminating against female employees on pay and promotions. The lawsuit claims, “Google has discriminated and continues to discriminate against its female employees... 
Petland Puppies Linked To Illness Outbreak

Petland Puppies Linked To Illness Outbreak

A multistate outbreak of Campylobacter infections has been traced to puppies sold at Petland pet stores. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that lab tests and epidemiological findings have linked the illnesses to Petland.... 
HP Enterprise Beats Expectations For Fiscal Third Quarter

HP Enterprise Beats Expectations For Fiscal Third Quarter

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE:HPE) reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue in its fiscal third quarter ended July 31. HPE said that it earned 31 cents a share for the quarter, which topped analysts’ forecasts... 
Hurricane Irma Alters Plans For Cruise Line Passengers

Hurricane Irma Alters Plans For Cruise Line Passengers

Hurricane Irma has intensified into a Category 5 storm, the highest designation, and is carrying winds of 180 mph. The storm is believed to be the strongest hurricane ever to hit the Atlantic outside the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.... 
1.4 Million More Suspect Accounts Add To Wells Fargo’s Woes

1.4 Million More Suspect Accounts Add To Wells Fargo’s Woes

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) has raised its estimate for how many bogus accounts employees may have created by nearly 70 percent. Wells Fargo said an internal review uncovered a total of 3.5 million potentially fraudulent bank... 
Uber To End Tracking After Rides

Uber To End Tracking After Rides

Uber Technologies Inc. is saying it will end a controversial policy of tracking some riders for five minutes after their trip ends. The policy has been under fire since it was introduced last November. An update to the app made then... 
Ford And Domino’s Pioneering Driverless Pizza Delivery

Ford And Domino’s Pioneering Driverless Pizza Delivery

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) has announced plans to partner with pizza maker Domino’s (NYSE:DPZ) to test pizza delivery using self-driving cars. Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA, said, “We are delivery experts. This is where... 
Uber’s Search For New CEO Almost Over

Uber’s Search For New CEO Almost Over

Uber Technologies Inc.’s search for new chief executive may be nearly over. The ride-hailing company’s board is planning to vote on the choice shortly, according to people with knowledge of the process. Over the weekend, the eight... 
Amazon Reveals Plans For Whole Foods After Merger

Amazon Reveals Plans For Whole Foods After Merger

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) have announced a number of changes that will come with the closing of their merger. Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday August... 
Seattle is Now a Bike-Sharing Industry Leader

Seattle is Now a Bike-Sharing Industry Leader

Seattle, Washington has long been known for its cloudy days and great coffee. However, the city has another new distinction – bike-sharing hotspot. Less than five months ago, the city shut down its struggling bike-sharing system,... 
Analysts Say Victoria’s Secret Is Not Aware of Shoppers’ Wants

Analysts Say Victoria’s Secret Is Not Aware of Shoppers’ Wants

Victoria’s Secret is moving ahead with its plan to introduce more of its padded bras during the 2017 second six months. Parent company L Brands Inc. said Victoria’s Secret was maintaining its plan to push its constructed bras in... 
Walmart Same Store Sales Up, Purchases Online Increase 60%

Walmart Same Store Sales Up, Purchases Online Increase 60%

Walmart reported on Thursday sales and earnings for its second quarter that beat Wall Street expectations, with the big-box retailer continuing to grow its business online. Fresh new digital initiatives along with an increase in the... 
Dick’s Sporting Goods Stock Hit by Poor Sports and Gun Sales

Dick’s Sporting Goods Stock Hit by Poor Sports and Gun Sales

During trading on Tuesday afternoon, Dick’s Sporting Goods shares plunged after the sporting goods retailer came up short of expectations and cut its forecast for earnings. The price of Dick’s shares plunged 18% after gains during... 
Fosun and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Bid for Arbor Stake

Fosun and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Bid for Arbor Stake

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Company and a unit of Fosun Group in China are amongst the bidders to acquire a stake in Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC a U.S. based specialty drug maker, the companies announced on Monday. The bids have... 
Modest Increase in Consumer Prices Might Delay Rate Hike

Modest Increase in Consumer Prices Might Delay Rate Hike

Consumer prices in the U.S. rose in July just slightly as the cost of food increased but was offset somewhat by dropping prices of a host of other goods, but suggesting the existence of benign inflation that might persuade the U.S.... 
Amazon May Begin Selling Tickets to Events

Amazon May Begin Selling Tickets to Events

Amazon might start selling event tickets, says a new report by an international news agency. The giant in e-commerce has studied the ticket sales space, which for the most part is dominated in the United States by Ticketmaster owned... 
Sales at Macy’s Drop for the Tenth Consecutive Quarter

Sales at Macy’s Drop for the Tenth Consecutive Quarter

On Thursday, iconic department store chain Macy’s announced that is comparable sales had dropped by 2.8% during its second quarter. That marked the tenth straight three-month period of declines for the department store retailer. However,... 
Eric Bolling Suspended by Fox News After Alleged Lewd Messages

Eric Bolling Suspended by Fox News After Alleged Lewd Messages

Eric Bolling, a longtime Fox News host was suspended by the network over the weekend pending their investigation into reports that he allegedly sent lewd photographs to three women colleagues using text messages. Fox News found out...