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Online Gaming’s Top Three Billionaires

Online Gaming’s Top Three Billionaires

Online gaming is now a huge global business. Literally billions of people play games via the web one way or another. It could be just a casual free game to enjoy on a smartphone, a massive multiplayer roleplaying adventure with millions... 
Microgaming HQ Wins Major Environmental Award

Microgaming HQ Wins Major Environmental Award

Microgaming HQ wins major environmental award, and this is something that all businesses should consider, especially if they are competing with Microgaming. Lots of them are trying to figure out how they can gain an edge over Microgaming. At... 
Poor Posture among Students: How to Deal with this while in College

Poor Posture among Students: How to Deal with this while in College

Every student has repeatedly heard that keeping good posture is imperative. Good posture aids in reducing stress levels and also eliminate fatigue.  Despite the thorough understanding of the importance of maintaining good posture,... 
Harris Corporation (HRS) Declares Dividend Increase – $0.57 Per Share

Harris Corporation (HRS) Declares Dividend Increase – $0.57 Per Share

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 25th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.57 per share by the communications equipment provider... 
Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) PT Raised to $128.00 at Cowen and Company

Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) PT Raised to $128.00 at Cowen and Company

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) had its price objective raised by investment analysts at Cowen and Company from $115.00 to $128.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform”... 
Merchants Making Online Shopping Easier

Merchants Making Online Shopping Easier

Shopping for your loved ones can be a difficult task. Not only do you have to find the right gift, you also have to make sure it fits within your budget. Navigating shopping malls and online websites can seem like a daunting task.... 
Hobby Lobby Receives $3 Million Fine Over Smuggled Artifacts

Hobby Lobby Receives $3 Million Fine Over Smuggled Artifacts

Early in the day on Wednesday, July 5, the United States filed a civil complaint accusing that Christian arts and craft supply store Hobby Lobby of smuggling thousands of ancient artifacts from Iraq. As such, Hobby Lobby has agreed... 
US Consumer Spending Gain Only Slightly Despite Higher Incomes

US Consumer Spending Gain Only Slightly Despite Higher Incomes

Consumer spending in the United States jumped up in May, but only slightly, indicating that people would prefer to save as much money as possible, even in the face decelerating inflation that typically accelerates the value of what... 
Housing Market Perfect Storm Makes It Hard To Buy, Even for the Most Qualified

Housing Market Perfect Storm Makes It Hard To Buy, Even for the Most Qualified

The number of homes available for purchase has been on the steady decline and that has resulted in price escalation throughout many large US metropolitan areas. Indeed, coast to coast, potential buyers are finding it harder and harder... 
Uber Hires Management Academic To Fix Leadership Shortcomings

Uber Hires Management Academic To Fix Leadership Shortcomings

The ride-hailing service Uber has recruited a Harvard Business School management professor, Frances Frei, to serve as the company’s first leadership and strategy senior vice president. This comes as the ride service company tries... 
Uber Comes Under Criticisms For Surge Pricing During London Attacks

Uber Comes Under Criticisms For Surge Pricing During London Attacks

Uber has come under heavy criticism after surge pricing was kept in place longer than it should have been following the London Bridge attacks when city residents and tourists who had panicked tried to get away from terrorists who had... 
Uber’s CFO Is Leaving For Another Startup

Uber’s CFO Is Leaving For Another Startup

The chief financial officer of Uber, Gautam Gupta, will be leaving the ride-hailing firm in July, in yet another high-profile executive departure. This is according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. It is understood that Gupta... 
Russia Tests New Passenger Jet, The First In The Post-Soviet Era

Russia Tests New Passenger Jet, The First In The Post-Soviet Era

Russia carried out the first post-soviet test of a new passenger jet when the recently unveiled MS-21 plane had its maiden flight on Sunday. The MS-21 300 passenger jet is built by Irkut Corporation whose parent company is United Aircraft... 
Improper Payments Unearthed At The U.S. Education Department

Improper Payments Unearthed At The U.S. Education Department

The U.S. Department of Education was criticized by members of Congress on Thursday over student aid payments that were deemed improper. The payments which were made under the federal student aid scheme amounted to more than $6 billion. The... 
China Credit Rating Downgraded By Moody’s

China Credit Rating Downgraded By Moody’s

The issuer ratings of China were downgraded by Moody’s Investor Services on grounds that the country’s financial strength will be eroded in the years to come. The downgrade means that now China has an A1 rating after falling one... 
Big Chemicals Groups—Huntsman and Clariant—Announce $14 Billion Merger

Big Chemicals Groups—Huntsman and Clariant—Announce $14 Billion Merger

On Monday, chemical manufacturing giants Huntsman and Clariant announced their plan to merge and create a new, larger manufacturing company with an estimated market value worth upwards of $14 billion. This would bring the aircraft... 
Concerns Raised Over Worker Safety At Tesla As Production Level Rises

Concerns Raised Over Worker Safety At Tesla As Production Level Rises

Reports indicate that workplace injuries at Tesla factories are on the rise as the electric carmaker sets new production goals that are highly aggressive. According to a report that appeared in The Guardian, since 2014 there have been... 
US Home Builder Confidence Up, But We Aren’t Out of the Water Yet

US Home Builder Confidence Up, But We Aren’t Out of the Water Yet

On Monday, Wells Fargo bank and the National Association of Home Builders both said their index for builder confidence on newly-built, single-family units more than doubled. From 68 points in April, the index increased by 70 points,... 
IBM Expecting Demand For Data Scientists To Grow By 28% By 2020

IBM Expecting Demand For Data Scientists To Grow By 28% By 2020

A new report by IBM indicates that by 2020, data savvy professionals will be in high demand given the huge investment by tech giants on data science and analytics. According to the firm openings for data savvy professionals is set... 
Aetna To Pull Final States From ACA Exchanges, Now Completely Out

Aetna To Pull Final States From ACA Exchanges, Now Completely Out

On Wednesday, health insurance provider Aetna (AET) announced plans to completely pull out of the ACA marketplace in 2018. According to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, the move is probably a solid sign of steady instability... 
Democrats Call For Probe On Icahn For Financially Exploiting Informal Presidential Adviser Role

Democrats Call For Probe On Icahn For Financially Exploiting Informal Presidential Adviser Role

Eight United States Senators from the Democratic Party are demanding that Carl Icahn, the activist investor and Trump adviser, be investigated for possible violation of laws including insider trading. This is pertaining to his advice... 
Gander Mountain To Remain Open As New Owner Takes Charge

Gander Mountain To Remain Open As New Owner Takes Charge

Following reports that all the remaining stores belonging to Gander Mountain were being closed, the new owner of the outdoor chain store has come out to clarify that it is not the case. Marcus Lemonis, the new owner of Gander Mountain... 
WHO Commits to Biosimilar Medicine Prequalification Program to Encourage Competition (and Lower Prices)

WHO Commits to Biosimilar Medicine Prequalification Program to Encourage Competition (and Lower Prices)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has plans to launch, later this year, a new pilot program to more accurately assess cheap copies of expensive biotech cancer drugs as a means to make these medicines more widely available to those... 
American Airlines Announces Leg Room Cuts to Economy Cabin

American Airlines Announces Leg Room Cuts to Economy Cabin

On the heels of major customer service complaints throughout the airline industry, American Airlines is making some changes; but probably not in a way that you would expect. This week the popular air carrier has announced it is decreasing... 
Starbucks Bets Its Future On Technology

Starbucks Bets Its Future On Technology

As the retail sector in the United States faces a downturn, Starbucks is increasingly relying on technology to maintain its relevance. The importance that the Seattle, Washington-based coffee chain places on technology was evident... 
Apple Said To Be Considering Launching A Money Transfer Service

Apple Said To Be Considering Launching A Money Transfer Service

Reports indicate that Apple is considering developing a money-transfer service. Sources say that the Cupertino, California-based tech giant has held talks with partners in the payments industry about such a move. With the money transfer... 
Under Armour Struggling, But Holding Strong

Under Armour Struggling, But Holding Strong

For a second there, it looked like things were going to start going badly for Under Armour Inc but investors found relief Thursday morning when the company posted that the loss they experienced was not as bad as the loss they had originally... 
Another US Citizen Detained By North Korea As Tensions Rise

Another US Citizen Detained By North Korea As Tensions Rise

According to a university chancellor and the embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang, a United States citizen has been detained by North Korea. This now increases the number of US citizen believed to be detained by North Korea to three. The... 
Will Tradeoffs In The Next iPhone Boost Or Dampen Demand?

Will Tradeoffs In The Next iPhone Boost Or Dampen Demand?

As the world gears up for the launch of the next iPhone, reports indicate that some of the rumored changes and features suggest that the tradeoffs that are likely to be made in order to come up with a revolutionary product might not... 
Starbucks Launches The Unicorn Frappuccino For A Limited Period

Starbucks Launches The Unicorn Frappuccino For A Limited Period

Starbucks has unveiled a new Unicorn Frappuccino drink that will be available for just a few days. The drink has been described by the Seattle, Washington-based coffee giant as being pleasantly sour, fruity and sweet. Additionally,... 
Tesla Lowers The Price Of The Model S 75 And Battery Upgrades

Tesla Lowers The Price Of The Model S 75 And Battery Upgrades

Tesla has lowered the price of its vehicles with the most significant price reduction being that of the Model S 75. The price of the Model S 75 has been reduced by $5,000 and will now retail at $69,500 which is only $1,500 more expensive... 
Apple Reportedly Working On Blood Sugar Level Sensors For A Wearable Device

Apple Reportedly Working On Blood Sugar Level Sensors For A Wearable Device

Reports indicate that Apple has recruited a number of biomedical engineers who have been tasked with the responsibility of developing sensors that can monitor the levels of blood sugar in the body continuously and non-invasively. The... 
North Korea Vows Retaliation If Provoked By The United States

North Korea Vows Retaliation If Provoked By The United States

North Korea’s state media warned that nuclear attacks would be launched on the U.S. if the reclusive state saw signs of American aggression. This was reported as a strike group of the U.S. Navy headed towards the western Pacific. U.S.... 
Can An Artificial Thymus, Made from Stem Cells, Pump Out Enough T-Cells To Fight Cancer?

Can An Artificial Thymus, Made from Stem Cells, Pump Out Enough T-Cells To Fight Cancer?

A team of scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles has been able to synthesize an artificial thymus, a human organ that is important to the body’s immune system. An artificial thymus, they say, could produce... 
Pixel XL 2 Accidentally Confirmed By Google In An Open Source Forum

Pixel XL 2 Accidentally Confirmed By Google In An Open Source Forum

A report by the technology publication, Android Police, indicates that Google has accidentally confirmed that the Pixel XL phone will have a successor. This emerged after a codename for the smartphone was discovered in AOSP – Android... 
World Health organization Reports More than 300 Million People Suffer Depression, Globally

World Health organization Reports More than 300 Million People Suffer Depression, Globally

According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people all over the world are trying to overcome those long-term blues known as “depression.”  As a matter of fact, the WHO says that this is the leading cause... 
Vertex Pharma Stock Up On Promise of Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Vertex Pharma Stock Up On Promise of Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated jumped up nearly 19 percent in pre-market trading on the heels of the company announcing positive data from two phase III studies. These studies were intended to evaluate its lead drug,... 
Republican Failure to Repeal ACA Leads to Serious Concern in Stock Market

Republican Failure to Repeal ACA Leads to Serious Concern in Stock Market

Almost immediately after the opening bell, US stocks fell this morning. Many speculate this is largely the result of the Republican failure to repeal (and replace) Obamacare which sparked great concern over the Trump administration’s... 
CFPB Reports Experian Lied To Consumers About Credit Scores

CFPB Reports Experian Lied To Consumers About Credit Scores

Roughly two months ago, US regulators busted both Equifax and TransUnion credit reporting agencies for misrepresenting the credit scores they sell to consumers; and it looks like Experian is going to be the next to fall. According... 
Sales of Existing Homes Falls from Decade-Long High

Sales of Existing Homes Falls from Decade-Long High

The US housing market has had some trouble of late but resales fell in February—more than expected—even among a persistent shortage of properties. But that shortage is pushing prices up, and that could account for shy buyers. According... 
Average Wall Street Bonus Last Year Was Nearly $140,000

Average Wall Street Bonus Last Year Was Nearly $140,000

According to new data from the New York State Comptroller’s Office, the average Wall Street banker bonus registered just shy of $138,000 in 2016. To ascertain this number, the agency observed that major banks set aside $23.9... 
Jobless Claims Rebound From 44-Year Low: Is the Fed Ready to Raise Interest Rates?

Jobless Claims Rebound From 44-Year Low: Is the Fed Ready to Raise Interest Rates?

The labor market continues to struggle as initial jobless claims jumped more than expected this week. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits for the first time increased by 20,000 to reach a seasonally adjusted 243,000... 
Dietary Analysis Links Processed Meats and Excess Sugar to Massive Number of US Deaths

Dietary Analysis Links Processed Meats and Excess Sugar to Massive Number of US Deaths

It would come as no surprise to you that a study says that bacon and soda—and processed foods, in general—are bad for your health. But there is a new study that actually recommends eliminating these very things from your diet,... 
E. Coli Outbreak in A Dozen States Sparks Recall of Soy Nut Butter Brand

E. Coli Outbreak in A Dozen States Sparks Recall of Soy Nut Butter Brand

The United States Food and Drug Administration has just issued an alert about a potential E. coli outbreak in several states.  The FDA alert, of course, comes as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least... 
Wells Fargo Drops the Hammer on Top Execs As Result of Fraud Scandal

Wells Fargo Drops the Hammer on Top Execs As Result of Fraud Scandal

In an effort to cull favor among banking customers—and hopefully to quell corporate irresponsibility—Wells Fargo announced that CEO Tim Sloan and seven other top executives will not be receiving any cash bonuses for 2016. Obviously... 
Wall Street, Will House Tax Plan Save it?

Wall Street, Will House Tax Plan Save it?

Although US stocks were mixed at the close of market day, Thursday, Dow continued its longest recorded streak since its first 13 trading days, in 1987. This, of course, was the year of the notorious October stock market crash, so traders... 
Resounding Number of Business Executives Optimistic of President Trump’s New Policies

Resounding Number of Business Executives Optimistic of President Trump’s New Policies

While the apparent vocal minority in America continues to lament the choices and behavior of new President Donald Trump, it seems that the majority of middle- to large-sized businesses are quite pleased about his direction, at least... 
FTC Files Privacy Concern Suit over Hi-Tech Doll

FTC Files Privacy Concern Suit over Hi-Tech Doll

With its built-in microphone, Bluetooth connectivity, and web-based functions, the new My Friend Cayla doll from Genesis Toys might seem like a fun and interactive toy for children. Basically, children can ask the doll questions and... 
T-Mobile Stock Looking Steady, at Least for Now

T-Mobile Stock Looking Steady, at Least for Now

Shares of US mobile telecommunications carrier, T-Mobile US (Nasdaq: TMUS), rose early on Tuesday this week form backed by lower-than-normal trade volume after many analysts weighed in regarding the stock’s investing value. Its... 
Will New FCC Chair Restructure Net Neutrality?

Will New FCC Chair Restructure Net Neutrality?

President Donald Trump has appointed a new chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission who, apparently, has plans to either reverse or revise the “net neutrality” designations set forth during the Obama administration....