of falling crude demand due to the coronavirus outbreak has continued to batter
oil prices. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) posted its fifth straight
session of losses while international benchmark Brent crude fell...
researchers have announced the discovery of the first animal on earth that
appears to survive without the use of oxygen. The animal, Henneguya salminicola,
is a tiny parasite comprised of less than 10 cells that are related...
cast of “Friends” is teaming up for a special on HBO Max. According to an
announcement about the reunion special, the cast will return to the original “Friends”
soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot...
Co. has become the latest automaker to test the waters with a subscription service.
The company has announced the launch of a new two-tier subscription service for
its vehicles that allows drivers to switch to a different...
some people, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets the day
started and provides the body with fuel for the tasks ahead. Now, some
scientists have found another benefit to starting the day with a good
in the Chinese territory of Macau will reopen Friday after a 15-day closure. The
decision to end the closures was announced by Lei Wai-nong, secretary for
economy and finance. Health officials announced that casino operators...
telecom giant Huawei, its U.S. subsidiaries, and its chief financial officer
are facing new charges from federal prosecutors in the U.S. Authorities have
accused the company and its associated entities of racketeering...
Philippines has indicated that it intends to end a major security pact with the
United States that allows American forces to train in the country. The 1998
Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) allows American forces, military ships,...
of an effort to become more transparent, Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has
disclosed all of the times it has removed content from its platform due to
requests from national governments. In its annual Environmental, Social...
outbreak of a deadly coronavirus has been tentatively linked to pangolins, an
endangered animal that looks like a scaly anteater. A new study has found that
the strain of coronavirus found in local pangolins is 99 percent...
Chinese city of Macau has asked its 41 casinos to close for the next two weeks as
a precautionary measure against the coronavirus outbreak afflicting the region.
Macau has also suspended basic public services and residents...
DIS) has paid $75 million for worldwide rights to the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel
Miranda’s Broadway show “Hamilton”. Endeavor Content brokered the deal along
with Miranda’s attorney Nancy Rose of Schreck...
Co. (NYSE: DIS) is making changes at Hulu to “more closely integrate Hulu” into
its business operations, according to a press release from the company. Kevin
Mayer, chairman of the Direct-to-Consumer & International...
the world, airlines are suspending their flights to mainland China because of
the coronavirus epidemic ravaging the country. The World Health Organization’s has
declared the outbreak a global health emergency. The U.S....
outbreak is grinding public activity in China to a halt. The entertainment
sector has been particularly hard hit, with the cinema industry losing millions
in a matter of days and projected to lose millions more...
Orlando will be opening a Nintendo theme park in the coming years as part of a
massive expansion project that will double Universal Orlando’s size. Comcast reps
recently confirmed that the upcoming Nintendo theme park...
has proclaimed that it will not be “the rubbish dump of the world” and has
returned numerous containers of plastic waste to 13 countries since last year. Malaysia
has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste since...
teachers at an elementary school in Los Angeles, California are suing Delta Air
Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) after a China-bound Boeing 777 aircraft dumped fuel over
playgrounds and schools during an emergency landing. The teachers,...
will be launching its streaming service, Peacock,
in July of this year. The new service will let NBC capitalize on having one of
the biggest catalogs of TV shows and movies from any network or studio.
66 million years ago, 75 percent of life on earth went extinct. Over the years,
scientists have debated whether it was massive volcanic eruptions or an
asteroid that played the biggest role in the extinction of the...
and its players’ union (WNBPA) have agreed in principle on a new collective
bargaining agreement. According to a release from the league and player’s
association, the agreement comes with substantial pay increases,...
who have bought Infants’ Tylenol in the past five years may be eligible to
claim part of a $6.3 million settlement issued by
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). The company agreed to pay up
to that amount to consumers...
unit Warner Bros. has announced that the world’s first official Harry Potter
flagship store will be coming to New York City this summer. According to the
company’s statement, it will be the biggest store dedicated...
milk industry in the United States has been under a lot of pressure in recent
years. Those pressures have led to bankruptcies at every level of the industry.
Now, the pressures are taking down milk processers, with several...
Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) recent rally has made it the highest-valued U.S.
automaker of all time. The latest surge in Tesla’s stock price pushed its
market value to nearly $85 billion, higher than Ford’s previous record...
operators at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has
announced that they have lost contact with one of their spacecraft. Contact was
lost with ASTERIA, short for Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling...
research released by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) suggests
that Venus could be volcanically active today. The finding would mark the first
time humans observed an active volcano on another planet. The research...
Food and Drug Administration’s new nutrition labeling rules kicked in on the
first of January, marking big changes for many food manufacturers. The most prominent
change is the new Nutrition Facts label with two side-by-side...
the owner of Sears and Kmart stores, has sold the DieHard brand to Advance Auto
Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) for $200 million. Under the announced all-cash
transaction, Transformco will still have rights to sell DieHard...
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine for the
prevention of the deadly Ebola virus disease for the first time. Ervebo, a
single-dose, injectable vaccine manufactured by American pharmaceutical company
Communications has lost a piracy infringement case after a 13-day trial in a
U.S. District Court in Virginia. The jury unanimously found Cox liable for
willful contributory and vicarious infringement of more than 10,000 musical
police have arrested more than 300 people in a major operation against the
southern ‘Ndrangheta organized crime syndicate.
In one of the most extensive law enforcement operations ever, about 3,000
officers made arrests...
Health Corp (NYSE: CVS) and its Omnicare unit have been sued by the federal
government over accusations of fraudulently billing Medicare, Medicaid, and
Tricare, which serves military personnel, for drugs without valid
Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly preparing to take legal action
against Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: LYV) for violating the terms
of a 2010 merger agreement. The DOJ has accused Live Nation...
competition regulator is saying that Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) purchase
of a stake in online food delivery group Deliveroo requires an in-depth
investigation due to “serious competition concerns.” The...
annual Arctic Report Card, a peer-reviewed assessment produced by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is painting a disturbing picture of the
state of the region. The report focuses on the effects of...
than a year ago, the world was shocked by Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui’s highly
controversial attempt to create HIV-immune babies using CRISPR technology. Now,
an MIT Technology Review report says he may have created...
Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), has announced
plans to spend 30 billion Indian rupees, or $420.5 million, on producing and
licensing content in India by the end of next year. That is part of...
evidence shows illegal, off-brand THC vaping products aren’t the only products
to blame for the current outbreak of lung illnesses. Now, legitimate THC vapes have
also been implicated in the epidemic. There have also been...
Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON) has come under fire for a controversial new ad
pushing its bike as a great Christmas gift for wives. The commercial, set to
Tal Bachman’s 1999 one-hit wonder “She’s So High,” took...
President Trump has announced on Twitter that he would levy new
tariffs on industrial metals from Brazil and Argentina in yet another move in his
global trade war. The new tariffs come after Trump imposed quotas on steel and
J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida has
become the first school in the world to use man-made, synthetic frogs for science
class dissections. About 100 of the reusable synthetic frogs were dissected by
The European Space Agency announced that it has been granted
more money than it expected from the 22 member states that fund it. During its
meeting in Seville, Spain, representatives from all the countries that make up
Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough won’t be returning as
judges the 15th season of “America’s Got Talent” according to
emerging reports. The two judges, who replaced judges Mel B and Heidi Klum,
have reportedly not received...
SpaceX’s Starlink mini internet satellites are already disrupting
astronomical research, to the annoyance of astronomers. Researchers at a
Chilean observatory found their work interrupted for about five minutes when a Starlink
Pakistan has begun vaccinating millions of children against
typhoid using a newly developed typhoid vaccine. The vaccine will be used
during a two-week immunization campaign in southern Sindh province, where an
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) saw its shares rally after
it reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss for its most recent quarter.
The 117-year-old retailer reported an adjusted loss of 30 cents per share, lower
Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) will ban campaign advertising globally
under a new policy being implemented next week. Under the policy, ads of any
type from political figures and groups are not allowed and strict limits will
Dean Foods (NYSE:
DF), the nation’s biggest milk producer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection to reorganize its debt and help fund pensions while it looks to sell
the company. The company said substantially...
A patient with a vaping-related lung injury has
received a double-lung transplant at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital. The man’s lungs
were reportedly damaged beyond repair by vaping. The hospital system believes
it is the...