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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.... 
Study Confirms Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Are linked to The Same Neurotransmitters that Elicit Pleasure

Study Confirms Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Are linked to The Same Neurotransmitters that Elicit Pleasure

According to researchers at McGill University, the same brain chemical system that regulates pleasurable feelings that accompany sex, recreational drugs, and even food is the very same system which generates pleasure from music. “This... 
Trump Negotiates Bigger Price Drops In Pentagon-Lockheed Martin F-35 Deal

Trump Negotiates Bigger Price Drops In Pentagon-Lockheed Martin F-35 Deal

It looks like President Donald Trump is staying true to his word to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States. At a time when many US companies outsource the building of just everything, President Trump has somehow managed to get... 
Microsoft Speaks for All Tech Industry Asking Trump Administration for Immigration Leniency

Microsoft Speaks for All Tech Industry Asking Trump Administration for Immigration Leniency

Microsoft Corporation is presently asking US officials to grant them exception for law-abiding, visa-holding workers and students from President Donald J. Trump’s recent immigration order. Of course, this effort probably represents... 
General Motors and Honda Announce Fuel Cell Expansion

General Motors and Honda Announce Fuel Cell Expansion

General Motors Co and Honda Motor Co Ltd have just announced a plan to equally invest $85 million in an effort to expand their fuel-cell partnership into a bigger manufacturing venture, located in Southeast Michigan. Fuel Cell System... 
Roche RA Drug Gets Priority Review Designation To Treat Giant Cell Arteritis

Roche RA Drug Gets Priority Review Designation To Treat Giant Cell Arteritis

On Tuesday, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Supplemental Biologics License Application from the Roche Group’s Genentech for priority review designation for a new rheumatoid arthritis drug... 
Could There Be A New, Completely Free EpiPen Alternative On the Horizon?

Could There Be A New, Completely Free EpiPen Alternative On the Horizon?

One of the biggest controversies of 2016 was the Mylan price increase of the EpiPen allergy intervention that many people cannot live without. You may recall that EpiPen maker, Mylan, drastically increased the price of the adrenaline... 
Facebook To Launch “Startup Garage” Incubator in Paris, in the Spring

Facebook To Launch “Startup Garage” Incubator in Paris, in the Spring

Expansion is a fundamental business principle. You have to want to grow and evolve and get bigger. One obstacle that many companies encounter, though, is the inability to shift away from their primary focus once they reach their... 
Bitcoin Continues Slip Under Scrutiny from Chinese Regulators

Bitcoin Continues Slip Under Scrutiny from Chinese Regulators

Bitcoin has been surging since its initial introduction only a few years ago. The cryptocurrency was largely supported in 2015 by buyers in China who were looking for alternative assets they could hedge against the falling value of... 
Mars Inc Buys Pet Hospital Company VCA

Mars Inc Buys Pet Hospital Company VCA

Mars brands is a candy/confection and packaged food company that you might recognize better from its candy brands than its parent company name. Indeed, the company markets: Mars Bars (of course, or rather, used to market them), Milky... 
FTC Sues D-Link Over Alleged Security Issues in Routers and Cameras

FTC Sues D-Link Over Alleged Security Issues in Routers and Cameras

Anytime you buy a router or another internet-connected device (which is going to continue to become more and more common over the next several years) you expect that there will be a certain standard for security. This would be particularly... 
Skin Cancer Rates Drop in New England

Skin Cancer Rates Drop in New England

Skin cancers continue to be a concern in the United States and across the world, particularly as global warming and pollution rates continue to increase. If you happen to live in the Northeastern United States, though, you may have... 
Trade Deficit Up, Unemployment Down as 2016 Comes to A Close

Trade Deficit Up, Unemployment Down as 2016 Comes to A Close

As the year ends—and we near the beginning of not only 2017, but the official Donald Trump presidency—the US labor market appears to be in near-full swing. This is thanks both in part to a drop in US exports, last month, which... 
China to Fine General Motors $29M For Price Fixing

China to Fine General Motors $29M For Price Fixing

China has fined General Motors’ Chinese venture $29 million in accusations of monopolistic price fixing after many reports that the China has plans to crack down on a specific—though yet unnamed—US automaker. Citing the internal... 
Will FTC OK New Walgreens Rite Aid Merger Conditions?

Will FTC OK New Walgreens Rite Aid Merger Conditions?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has been on a spree lately, trying to expand and scoop up what other smaller companies it can. You may recall its merger with Alliance Boots only two years ago, for example. But they company has not had success... 
With J&J Exit, Actelion Now In Talks With Sanofi

With J&J Exit, Actelion Now In Talks With Sanofi

Swiss biotech firm Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd could be absorbed by French drug giant Sanofi SA in a bid that could be valued at roughly $30 billion USD. While it is not quite clear just how much Sanofi is willing to pay, what is... 
Is Uber Spying on You?

Is Uber Spying on You?

According to someone who used to work for them, Uber staff continues to have access to rider data long after the fare is completed. The ex-worker, fired earlier this year, claims that employees of the ride-sharing service are able... 
Is Delta Bringing Back Complimentary Meals?

Is Delta Bringing Back Complimentary Meals?

Do you remember the days when you would buy a plane ticket for a long flight across the country—say, Los Angeles to New York City or even from Portland to Honolulu—and the price of air fare included a meal? No just a snack, but... 
Is the Earth’s Rotation Speeding Up? And What Does that Mean?

Is the Earth’s Rotation Speeding Up? And What Does that Mean?

Studying measurements taken of the Earth’s rotation as far back as 720 BC scientists have confirmed prior research that attests the planet is slowing down, suggesting that each day is getting progressively longer: by roughly... 
Can Swimming and Racquet Sports Keep You Young?

Can Swimming and Racquet Sports Keep You Young?

As the New Year approaches, most everyone will claim they are going to commit to their resolution to improve their health: after all, it is among the most commonly—and uniformly—made resolutions every year. Of course, everyone... 
OPEC Agrees To Curtail Production to Cut Record Global Oil Glut

OPEC Agrees To Curtail Production to Cut Record Global Oil Glut

A government report released this week shows that US crude oil supply has had very little effort on the market. Of course, the market has been focused on a recent OPEC deal to slow the supply—a decision which has confused and befuddled... 
Will AIG Pull Headquarters Out of London?

Will AIG Pull Headquarters Out of London?

Insurance group AIG has just let it known that it is looking into a shift out of London, as a result of the Brexit vote. This move, of course, would backtrack its decision five years ago to actually place its European headquarters... 
Could A New Pill Change The game for Malaria Treatment?

Could A New Pill Change The game for Malaria Treatment?

A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Massachusetts, have just announced progress on a new malaria treatment. This is a pill that remains in the stomach to release...