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US Government Expands Air Bag Investigation In Over 12 Million Vehicles

US Government Expands Air Bag Investigation In Over 12 Million Vehicles

Over 12.3 million vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai will be investigated by US auto safety investigators due to malfunctioning air bag controls that keep air bags from inflating... 
Measles Have Increased To Second-Highest Level In Us In 25 Years And Over 100,000 Cases Worldwide

Measles Have Increased To Second-Highest Level In Us In 25 Years And Over 100,000 Cases Worldwide

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 963 new cases of the measles were reported in just one week which makes it the biggest jump so far this year. Currently, 555 total cases have been reported... 
Carnival Cruise Ships May Be Banned From Us Ports

Carnival Cruise Ships May Be Banned From Us Ports

Carnival cruise ships may be banned from docking at US ports. The company has been cited for violating the probation it has been on since April of 2017 for mishandling its cruise line ships’ audits and falsifying records,... 
Best Buy Names Corie Barry As Its New CEO; Joly To COB

Best Buy Names Corie Barry As Its New CEO; Joly To COB

Corrie Barry, who is currently the Chief Financial and Strategic Transformation Officer of Best Buy will become the company’s Chief Executive Officer on June 11, 2019, it was announced today.  Corrie will be the first... 
Ford’s Mustang-Inspired EV Will Travel More Than 300 Miles On A Full Battery

Ford’s Mustang-Inspired EV Will Travel More Than 300 Miles On A Full Battery

Ford announced on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 that its first electric vehicle (EV) a long range sports utility vehicle (SUV) inspired by its Mustang model will be able to travel more than 300 miles with only a single charge. Last... 
Mark Zuckerberg Asks Governments To Help Control Internet Content

Mark Zuckerberg Asks Governments To Help Control Internet Content

In a letter printed opposite the editorial page in the Washington Post, Mark Zuckerberg admits that the responsibility to monitor and control harmful content on internet social media platforms and websites is too great for his... 
Apple AirPods 2, Provide Improvements for Wireless Headphones For iPhone

Apple AirPods 2, Provide Improvements for Wireless Headphones For iPhone

Apple AirPods earphones have led the wireless earphone industry and kept their lead since their release in 2016.  AirsPods 2 (or AirPods second-generation) as Apple likes to call them don’t really add anything greatly... 
Homebuyers To Get Springtime Boost From Lower-Than-Expected Mortgage Rates

Homebuyers To Get Springtime Boost From Lower-Than-Expected Mortgage Rates

About six months ago and for the first time in seven years, interest rates were above 5 percent and it didn’t look like it would change. House hunters were discouraged by rising prices, few housing choices, bidding wars and... 
Physician Groups Call For Taxes And Regulations On Kids’ Access To Sugary Drinks

Physician Groups Call For Taxes And Regulations On Kids’ Access To Sugary Drinks

For many years now physicians’ groups have warned against the high consumption of sugary drinks in the US for everyone and for all ages, but now they are banding together for government intervention through policies that... 
83-Year-Old Finds A New Lease On Life Developing Mobile Apps

83-Year-Old Finds A New Lease On Life Developing Mobile Apps

In Japan, an elderly person who lives alone is referred to as a ‘dokkyo roujin.’  And in Japan nearly one in four people are over the age of 65. For one special ‘dokkyo roujin’ named Masako... 
Drinking Two Or More Sugary Sodas Or Sports Drinks A Day Linked With Early Death — Especially In Women

Drinking Two Or More Sugary Sodas Or Sports Drinks A Day Linked With Early Death — Especially In Women

Circulation, an American Heart Association’s journal,published a new report on the association between drinking sugary drinks and a greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease especially among women The new report was... 
Cheaper Wind and Solar Power Threat to Coal

Cheaper Wind and Solar Power Threat to Coal

Even though Trump administration”s announcement late last year to reverse Obama-era coal emissions rule to make it easier for new coal plants to open up it comes a little to late to save the coal industry due to the continued... 
Apple’s New TV Streaming Service Finally Coming

Apple’s New TV Streaming Service Finally Coming

Apple has for several years hinted at joining the video streaming service market dominated by YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and other streaming companies and this coming Monday, expectations are that it will announce it’s jumping... 
Amazon Releases A Kindle You Can Read In The Dark For Less than $100

Amazon Releases A Kindle You Can Read In The Dark For Less than $100

Amazon has added a new model to its basic Kindle e-reader line which will come with adjustable lighting and you won’t have to pay out more than a $100 for it. Yes, Amazon is offering this ‘all-new Kindle’ for... 
Disney Closes $71 Billion Deal For Fox Entertainment Assets

Disney Closes $71 Billion Deal For Fox Entertainment Assets

Disney has acquired Fox’s entertainment business for $71 billion, which will put under one corporate umbrella the likes of ‘Cinderella,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Dr. Strange’ to name... 
Panic Among Suppliers as Amazon Purges To Boost Profits

Panic Among Suppliers as Amazon Purges To Boost Profits

There is growing panic among wholesale vendors that have supplied products to Amazon for years, as the company suddenly stops buying from them. Amazon’s action is its way of encouraging its suppliers to sell their products... 
New ‘Spoiler’ Vulnerability In All Intel Core Processors Exposed

New ‘Spoiler’ Vulnerability In All Intel Core Processors Exposed

Security researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Lubeck published on March 1 that another vulnerability affecting all Intel-based computers including Apple’s Mac has been discovered. The function,... 
5G, Fastest Wireless In Four Cities

5G, Fastest Wireless In Four Cities

Verizon is currently offering 5G wireless service in four cities in the US: Sacramento and Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX, and Indianapolis, IN. In Sacramento, Mayor Darrell Steinberg is advertising to small business owners or... 
U.S., China Close To Trade Deal According To Several Reports

U.S., China Close To Trade Deal According To Several Reports

Reports from Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News say that lifting tariffs on Chinese goods by the US in exchange for China making several economic pledges are part of a trade deal that is on the horizon. Reuters... 
Southwest Airlines Finally Gets FAA Approval To Fly To Hawaii

Southwest Airlines Finally Gets FAA Approval To Fly To Hawaii

Southwest Airlines proposal to add flights to Hawaii to its current schedule has been approved by the Federal Aviation administration (FAA) and will finally be on its way to the Aloha Sate. Yes, the FAA finally gave its approval... 
More Than Half of Economists Set 2020 For Next US Recession

More Than Half of Economists Set 2020 For Next US Recession

A survey taken by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) reveals that  75 percent of economists believe a downturn in the US economy will happen in the next three years and that about 10 percent of them... 
Interview With Apple VP of Health On Apple Watch’s Health Features and Relationship With FDA

Interview With Apple VP of Health On Apple Watch’s Health Features and Relationship With FDA

Over the last several years, Apple has shown clearly that it is serious about making an impact with its health initiatives through Apple Watch’s Healthcare features which are literally saving lives. Recently Apple’s VP... 
Can Facebook Make A New Virtual Assistant Smarter Than Siri Or Alexa?

Can Facebook Make A New Virtual Assistant Smarter Than Siri Or Alexa?

According to the Financial Times, Facebook is working on producing artificial intelligence (AI) chips for a virtual assistant to be smarter than Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa Facebook is working with Intel, other tech... 
US Airlines Apply For Newly Released Landing Slots At Tokyo Haneda Airport

US Airlines Apply For Newly Released Landing Slots At Tokyo Haneda Airport

Tokyo is slated to host the 2020 Olympics and in anticipation of this prestigious event the local government has decided to open up international slots at the Tokyo Haneda Airport.   And this is causing US carriers... 
More Privacy Concerns – This Time With Smart Home Data

More Privacy Concerns – This Time With Smart Home Data

Privacy concerns are being raised not only in data breaches on social networks, financial institutions, retail businesses but now in the areas of data being collected from smart home apps. Many consumers now use popular voice... 
The CVS Of The Future

The CVS Of The Future

CVS and Aetna are merging. And it may be the start of a new trend for the future when major drug store chains and health insurers join forces. CVS drug store chain acquired Aetna, last November for $69 billion and may become... 
Levi Strauss Filing For Second Go At IPO

Levi Strauss Filing For Second Go At IPO

Picture this:  bankers wearing Levi’s jeans on Wall Street the day Levi Strauss & Co. announces its second go-around IPO! According to NPR, Levi Strauss & Co. will be one of the most high-profile IPOs of... 
Trump Expected To Ban Chinese Telecommunication Equipment

Trump Expected To Ban Chinese Telecommunication Equipment

Inside sources at the White House say that President Trump is planning to sign an executive order to ban Chinese telecommunication equipment from being used in US wireless networks sometime next week. According to CNBC this... 
Airline Companies Try To Outdo Each Other On Entertainment Offerings

Airline Companies Try To Outdo Each Other On Entertainment Offerings

Several of the nation’s largest airlines are competing for passenger business by trying to out do each other in its offerings of in-flight entertainment and passengers who love listening to music and watching TV and movies are... 
Apple Is Cracking Down On Apps That Secretly Record Your Screen

Apple Is Cracking Down On Apps That Secretly Record Your Screen

Recently, TechCrunch and The App Analyst revealed in a report that there are major app companies that use an analytics tool that will record a users every swipe and tap they make while using their apps. Apple, which has earned... 
Amazon’s Minimum-Wage Hike Barely Makes Dent In Operating Costs

Amazon’s Minimum-Wage Hike Barely Makes Dent In Operating Costs

Last November Amazon increased its minimum wage for its hourly workers but according to its reported 2018 financial reports, it hardly made a difference in its operating expenses. Amazon increased wages from $10 to $15 in the... 
GM Plant Closings Will Hit Parts Suppliers Far And Wide

GM Plant Closings Will Hit Parts Suppliers Far And Wide

The results of General Motors’ (GM) major restructuring along with its plan to close five North American factories in the next few months will cause a ripple effect for the many jobs in the auto parts suppliers industry. GM... 
Industrial Production in the US Closed 2018 on an Upswing

Industrial Production in the US Closed 2018 on an Upswing

According to the Federal Reserve, US factory output grew at a rate of 1.1 percent last month.  While that might seem like a very low number—and it is—the sentiment is positive because economists had actually expected... 
773 million email addresses exposed in ‘mega data breach’

773 million email addresses exposed in ‘mega data breach’

Well here we go again.  Another data breach.   773 million email addresses and passwords  And we thought 87+ million of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica’s data breach was big. That was just a... 
Mailing Just Got More Expensive With Forever Stamp’s Biggest Price Increase

Mailing Just Got More Expensive With Forever Stamp’s Biggest Price Increase

American’s will be paying more for mailing letters and packaging beginning now! The biggest price increase in the history of the US Postal service for the first-class Forever stamp increased by a nickel on Sunday from 50... 
Apple Has Hired Fierce Facebook Critic To Join Its Privacy  Team

Apple Has Hired Fierce Facebook Critic To Join Its Privacy Team

To show how serious Apple takes consumer’s security and privacy issues, it has hired Sandy Parakilas, a former employee of Facebook who became an ardent critic of Facebook’s privacy protection practices or lack thereof. Parakilas... 
Ford CEO says a ‘big surprise’ coming next year with electric vehicles

Ford CEO says a ‘big surprise’ coming next year with electric vehicles

Ford Motor has decided to join the line of electric vehicle production following the successes of Tesla, Volkswagen and Nissan and several others. It plans to pour $11 billion over the next three years into the development... 
Good News For Wild Blueberries In Faltering No. 1 State

Good News For Wild Blueberries In Faltering No. 1 State

Maine is the number one state in the wild blueberry business. Though growers there had a bad year in production there is hope for an upturn in the future. Wild Blueberry growers in Maine harvested 11 million pounds less of... 
Big claims strain senior living market for US insurers

Big claims strain senior living market for US insurers

The US population is aging and more seniors are seeking senior living community facilities to live in during their remaining years. But just as there is a rise in senior living community complexes being built so is there a rise... 
More Popular Apps Are Sending Data To Facebook Without Permission From Their Users

More Popular Apps Are Sending Data To Facebook Without Permission From Their Users

According to recent research by Privacy International popular apps are still sending data to Facebook without user’s permission.  Apparently this happens immediately when the app is opened by a user and it’s illegal... 
Will Social Security Collapse Or Survive?

Will Social Security Collapse Or Survive?

More than 50% of US workers over the age of 60 are planning on postponing retirement, reports Jack Otter, Associate Publisher of Barron’s Wealth and Asset Management. In some ways that’s good news for those of us who... 
Amazon To Open Operation In Mississippi, Creating 850 Jobs

Amazon To Open Operation In Mississippi, Creating 850 Jobs

Amazon currently operates more than 75 fulfillment centers in North America and employs approximately 125,000 full-time hourly employees in the US alone. Amazon will be adding to this list another consumer goods fulfillment... 
Monday Mornings And Other Times When Heart-Attack Risks Increase

Monday Mornings And Other Times When Heart-Attack Risks Increase

African American man holding his chest. The cases of 283,014 heart attacks and their relationship to the days of the year were recently studied, particularly concerning stress and its affect on longevity. The study postulates that... 
Apple Pulls Some iPhones In Germany As Qualcomm Extends Global Wins

Apple Pulls Some iPhones In Germany As Qualcomm Extends Global Wins

It may sound like Qualcomm is winning a lot of court battles around the world against Apple Inc. for the iPhone manufacturers infringement on the chipmaker’s patents but it has only had two wins so far in lower courts. One in China... 
FDA Warns Parents Against Amber Teething Necklaces And Bracelets

FDA Warns Parents Against Amber Teething Necklaces And Bracelets

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that jewelry worn by babies and toddlers as necklaces, bracelets or anklets while they are going through they’re teething stage can be a choking or strangulation hazard... 
Qualcomm Wants China To Ban TheiPhone XS And XR

Qualcomm Wants China To Ban TheiPhone XS And XR

There has been an ongoing patent dispute between Qualcomm, chipmaker manufacturer and Apple, manufacturer of iPhones, for some time now.  According to the Financial Times, Qualcomm is asking Chinese courts to ban the... 
Always On’ Is More Important Than ‘Always Connected’ For PC Shoppers

Always On’ Is More Important Than ‘Always Connected’ For PC Shoppers

Chip and PC makers have been pushing always on, always connected computers for months now, but at least in the US, people don’t find both parts of that equation equally valuable. Lenovo VP Matt Bereda told Engadget that more... 
Stocks Rebound After Tumbling Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions

Stocks Rebound After Tumbling Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions

Based on the reports of a Chinese technology executive being arrested in Canada, the US stock markets plunged but recovered most of their loses. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei,... 
Nexstar Is Set To Acquire Tribune Media For $4.1 Billion

Nexstar Is Set To Acquire Tribune Media For $4.1 Billion

In spite of one of the country’s largest broadcast media group, Sinclair, and its  unsuccessful bid to buy out Tribune Media, an American media consolidation could still take place whether you are for it or not. It... 
3 Lessons for Investors from Microsoft’s Impressive Turnaround

3 Lessons for Investors from Microsoft’s Impressive Turnaround

Microsoft is now known as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world since its market cap surpassed Apple’s according to the MSFT – Get , Report and AAPL – Get Report publications. Although Microsoft’s market...