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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... 
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... 
Amtrak Records Record Ridership Year

Amtrak Records Record Ridership Year

Amtrak reported record ridership and revenue for 2019 in its latest annual report, marking its third straight year of record ridership and revenues. For the fiscal year ending September 30, Amtrak provided 32.5 million passenger... 
AT&T Increases Data Limits And Prices

AT&T Increases Data Limits And Prices

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has a gift for wireless subscribers on many of its old Mobile Share Value data plans, but it’s going to cost them. AT&T has been emailing customers to inform them that they are getting an additional 15GB... 
Cam Newton Out For Season With Injured Foot

Cam Newton Out For Season With Injured Foot

The Carolina Panthers have announced that quarterback Cam Newton has been placed on injured reserve due to a nagging foot injury. Newton suffered a Lisfranc injury to his left foot in the third preseason game that was... 
Air Pollution In Delhi Is Off The Charts

Air Pollution In Delhi Is Off The Charts

Air pollution in New Delhi has reached levels that have gone past “severe-plus” on the air quality index. Levels of tiny particulate matter in the air, known as PM 2.5, reached above 900, way over the 500-level that qualifies... 
More Deep Sleep Could Help Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

More Deep Sleep Could Help Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study may have found the answer to a puzzling link between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research has shown that people with Alzheimer’s often have sleep problems. Studies have also shown that people with... 
Ford, UAW Agree To Labor Contract

Ford, UAW Agree To Labor Contract

The United Auto Workers (UAW) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) have reached an agreement on a proposed tentative labor contract. The deal was being negotiated at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan by teams... 
New Policy Recommends Weight Loss Surgery For Some Children

New Policy Recommends Weight Loss Surgery For Some Children

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery. The new guidance is based on a review of medical evidence showing... 
Eagle’s Roaming Charges Nearly Bankrupt Study

Eagle’s Roaming Charges Nearly Bankrupt Study

A Russian research project involving migratory eagles was nearly bankrupted by massive roaming charges after the birds crossed over into Iran. As data bills for the tracking devices on the birds quickly ate up the study’s funds,... 
No One Has Finished Most Extreme Haunted House In America

No One Has Finished Most Extreme Haunted House In America

The McKamey Manor haunted house is not for the faint of heart. A haunted tour experience, which spans two states and lasts up to 10 hours, promises a unique experience based on the attendee’s personal fears. The website bills... 
Macy’s To End Fur Sales

Macy’s To End Fur Sales

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) department stores and subsidiaries will stop selling animal fur products by early 2021. Fur will no longer be sold in any Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department stores or its off-price stores, including... 
Cost Of AT&T TV Now Going Up

Cost Of AT&T TV Now Going Up

AT&T TV Now, previously known as DirecTV Now, will cost as much as 30 percent more starting next month. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) made the announcement in an email to customers that will be affected by the price increases. The... 
California Power Outages Could Continue For A Decade

California Power Outages Could Continue For A Decade

Northern Californians may be experiencing widespread power cuts like the one they suffered last week for the next decade, according to PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson. During an emergency meeting with the California Public Utilities... 
Pig Pandemic Pushing Pork Prices Higher

Pig Pandemic Pushing Pork Prices Higher

An outbreak of African swine fever has decimated the Chinese pig population and is spreading across Asia. The World Organization of Animal Health now believes that the disease has spread to more than 50 countries. Now, many families... 
AT&T Announces Asset Sale To Liberty Latin America

AT&T Announces Asset Sale To Liberty Latin America

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America Ltd. (NASDAQ: LILA) for $1.95 billion in cash. According to the announcement,... 
FDA Approves Novartis Anti-blindness Drug

FDA Approves Novartis Anti-blindness Drug

Novartis’s (NYSE: NVS) anti-blindness medicine Beovu has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. The drug is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Beovu’s list price is around $11,100 for the first... 
Protests Chase Government Out Of Ecuador Capital

Protests Chase Government Out Of Ecuador Capital

Large protests against austerity has prompted President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador to move the seat of his government from the capital, Quito, to the coastal city of Guayaquil more than 150 miles away. Mr. Moreno declared a state... 
Ship To Be Frozen Into Arctic Ice For Climate Change Study

Ship To Be Frozen Into Arctic Ice For Climate Change Study

The scientists of the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) have selected the piece of ice they plan to freeze into for the next year. The MOSAiC design involves freezing the German icebreaker... 
Universal Pictures Inks Five-Year Deal With Jordan Peele

Universal Pictures Inks Five-Year Deal With Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele is one of the hottest filmmakers working today. His movies have been huge hits at the theaters and his brand can sell movies. His two directing efforts – Get Out and Us – have made over $500 million worldwide. Now,... 
CDC Warns Hunters Of Deer-to-human Tuberculosis Transmission

CDC Warns Hunters Of Deer-to-human Tuberculosis Transmission

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appears to show that humans can contract a rare type of tuberculosis, called bovine tuberculosis, from deer. The report details the case of a Michigan hunter... 
Science Behind T. Rex Bite Revealed

Science Behind T. Rex Bite Revealed

Scientists agree that the Tyrannosaurus rex had the strongest bite of any land animal in Earth’s history. What has remained a mystery was how the dinosaur delivered such strong bites without damaging its own skull. Now, University... 
Uber Announces New Redesign For App

Uber Announces New Redesign For App

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) is making big changes to its app with a huge redesign. The company announced a slew of new features that will be added to its app at an event in San Francisco. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called... 
Research Shows Cats Bond With People

Research Shows Cats Bond With People

Despite their aloofness, a new study appears to show that cats are just as capable of relationships with people as dogs or infants. Previous studies had reached conflicting findings about whether cats form attachments to their... 
India Issues E-Cigarette Ban

India Issues E-Cigarette Ban

India has announced a sweeping ban of e-cigarettes within its borders. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated during a news conference, “Considering the seriousness of the impact of e-cigarettes on the youth, the cabinet...