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Oil Falls To Lowest Level Since Jan. 2019

Oil Falls To Lowest Level Since Jan. 2019

Fears 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... 
First Animal Able To Survive Without Oxygen Found

First Animal Able To Survive Without Oxygen Found

Israeli 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... 
‘Friends’ Stars Set For Reunion Special

‘Friends’ Stars Set For Reunion Special

The 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... 
Nissan Introduces New Car Subscription Service

Nissan Introduces New Car Subscription Service

Nissan Motor 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... 
Big Breakfasts May Help Burn More Calories

Big Breakfasts May Help Burn More Calories

For 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 breakfast.... 
Macau Casinos To Reopen This Week

Macau Casinos To Reopen This Week

Casinos 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... 
Huawei Facing New Federal Charges

Huawei Facing New Federal Charges

Chinese 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 To End U.S. Military Defense Alliance

Philippines To End U.S. Military Defense Alliance

The 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,... 
Netflix Reveals Titles Pulled At Foreign Governments’ Request

Netflix Reveals Titles Pulled At Foreign Governments’ Request

As part 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... 
Coronavirus Outbreak Tentatively Linked To Pangolins

Coronavirus Outbreak Tentatively Linked To Pangolins

The recent 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... 
Macau’s Casinos Close Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Macau’s Casinos Close Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The 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... 
Disney Bringing ‘Hamilton’ To The Big Screen

Disney Bringing ‘Hamilton’ To The Big Screen

Disney (NYSE: 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... 
Disney Making Big Changes At Hulu

Disney Making Big Changes At Hulu

Walt Disney 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... 
Many Flights To Mainland China Suspended Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Many Flights To Mainland China Suspended Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Around 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.... 
Coronavirus Outbreak Hammers China’s Box Office

Coronavirus Outbreak Hammers China’s Box Office

The coronavirus 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... 
Universal Orlando’s New ‘Super Nintendo World’ Coming Soon

Universal Orlando’s New ‘Super Nintendo World’ Coming Soon

Universal 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... 
Malaysia Returning Trash To Countries Of Origin

Malaysia Returning Trash To Countries Of Origin

Malaysia 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... 
Delta Sued After Fuel Dump Over School

Delta Sued After Fuel Dump Over School

Four 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,... 
NBC Launching Peacock Streaming Service In July

NBC Launching Peacock Streaming Service In July

NBCUniversal 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. According to... 
Study Says Asteroid Responsible For Dinosaurs Extinction

Study Says Asteroid Responsible For Dinosaurs Extinction

About 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... 
Players Score New Benefits In New W.N.B.A. Contract

Players Score New Benefits In New W.N.B.A. Contract

The W.N.B.A. 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,... 
Claims Being Submitted In Infants’ Tylenol Settlement

Claims Being Submitted In Infants’ Tylenol Settlement

Consumers 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... 
New York City Getting Massive ‘Harry Potter’ Store

New York City Getting Massive ‘Harry Potter’ Store

WarnerMedia 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... 
U.S. Milk Industry Is In Trouble

U.S. Milk Industry Is In Trouble

The 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... 
Tesla Most Valuable Automaker In U.S. History

Tesla Most Valuable Automaker In U.S. History

Tesla 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... 
NASA Loses Contact With ASTERIA Satellite

NASA Loses Contact With ASTERIA Satellite

Mission 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... 
Venus May Host Active Volcanoes

Venus May Host Active Volcanoes

New 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... 
New FDA Nutrition Label Rules Taking Effect

New FDA Nutrition Label Rules Taking Effect

The 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... 
DieHard Sold To Advance Auto Parts For $200 Million

DieHard Sold To Advance Auto Parts For $200 Million

Transformco, 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... 
Ebola Vaccine Now Approved By FDA

Ebola Vaccine Now Approved By FDA

The 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 Merck,... 
Cox Communications Loses Music Piracy Suit

Cox Communications Loses Music Piracy Suit

Cox 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 works,... 
Italian Organized Crime Raids Result In More Than 300 Arrests

Italian Organized Crime Raids Result In More Than 300 Arrests

Italian 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... 
U.S. Sues CVS Over Fraudulent Billing

U.S. Sues CVS Over Fraudulent Billing

CVS 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 prescriptions.... 
Live Nation Facing Legal Action Over Ticketmaster

Live Nation Facing Legal Action Over Ticketmaster

The U.S. 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... 
Britain Puts Brakes On Amazon’s Deliveroo Deal

Britain Puts Brakes On Amazon’s Deliveroo Deal

Britain’s 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... 
New Report Details Climate Change Effects On Arctic

New Report Details Climate Change Effects On Arctic

The newest 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... 
‘CRISPR Babies’ Experiment May Have Unintended Consequences

‘CRISPR Babies’ Experiment May Have Unintended Consequences

More 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... 
Netflix Planning To Spend $420M On Content For India

Netflix Planning To Spend $420M On Content For India

Reed 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... 
Both Legitimate And Illegal THC Vaping Products Linked To Lung Illnesses

Both Legitimate And Illegal THC Vaping Products Linked To Lung Illnesses

New 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... 
Peloton Under Fire For ‘Sexist’ Holiday Ad

Peloton Under Fire For ‘Sexist’ Holiday Ad

Peloton 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... 
New Tariffs Levied On Brazil and Argentina

New Tariffs Levied On Brazil and Argentina

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 aluminum... 
Florida High School Becomes First To Use Synthetic Frogs

Florida High School Becomes First To Use Synthetic Frogs

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 students... 
European Space Agency Gets Big Funding Boost

European Space Agency Gets Big Funding Boost

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 ESA agreed... 
Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough Exiting “America’s Got Talent”

Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough Exiting “America’s Got Talent”

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... 
Astronomers Annoyed With Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites

Astronomers Annoyed With Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites

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 satellite... 
Pakistan Using New Typhoid Vaccine To Control Outbreak

Pakistan Using New Typhoid Vaccine To Control Outbreak

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 ongoing outbreak... 
J.C. Penney Surprises With Smaller Loss Than Anticipated

J.C. Penney Surprises With Smaller Loss Than Anticipated

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 than... 
Twitter Banning Most Political Ads

Twitter Banning Most Political Ads

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 apply... 
Major Milk Company Files For Bankruptcy

Major Milk Company Files For Bankruptcy

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... 
Vape-injured Patient Receives Double-lung Transplant

Vape-injured Patient Receives Double-lung Transplant

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...