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Apple Approved to Sell iPhone 7 Across Indonesia

Apple Approved to Sell iPhone 7 Across Indonesia

Apple Inc committed to an investment of close to $44 million in a center for research and development in Indonesia during the upcoming three years, said an official in the government. That has enabled the tech giant to begin sales... 
Targeting Automaker From U.S. Signals Possible Retaliation by China

Targeting Automaker From U.S. Signals Possible Retaliation by China

China is planning to punish an automaker from the U.S. accused of alleged price-fixing is a signal of how the government might retaliate if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stops decades of relations between both nations. Trump’s... 
SeaWorld Opening First Park That Will Not Have Killer Whales

SeaWorld Opening First Park That Will Not Have Killer Whales

SeaWorld will be opening its first park not inside the U.S. The new park will also not have killer whales. SeaWorld entered into a deal to open a new park in Abu Dhabi with the group Miral Asset Management. Abu Dhabi is the capital... 
Asahi Paying $7.8 Billion to Purchase 5 Beer Brands from AB InBev

Asahi Paying $7.8 Billion to Purchase 5 Beer Brands from AB InBev

Asahi Group Holdings agreed on Tuesday to purchase 5 beer brands in Eastern Europe for €7.3 billion or $7.8 billion from the largest brewer in the world Anheuser-Busch InBev. This is the latest big overseas acquisition by a food... 
Boeing Finalizes Deal with Iran for $17 Billion

Boeing Finalizes Deal with Iran for $17 Billion

Boeing Co, the U.S. based aircraft manufacturer, finalized its deal with Iran to sell the Islamic Republic 80 jets. The deal completed the first major sale between the company and Iran, just as there is a change in political headwinds. Planned... 
Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Bidding to Acquire Sky

Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Bidding to Acquire Sky

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, through 21st Century Fox has proposed the acquisition of 61% of Sky Plc a pay-TV company based in Britain, that is already does not own for a price of $14 billion, just five years following the political... 
Walmart Pressured to Correct Crime Problems

Walmart Pressured to Correct Crime Problems

Labor activists pushing Walmart to increase the retailers minimum wage have now found another target to focus on. They are pressuring the retailer behemoth to improve the security at all its stores as well as parking lots across the... 
E. coli Problems at Chipotle Continue to Hurt the Burrito Maker

E. coli Problems at Chipotle Continue to Hurt the Burrito Maker

Chorizo has not become Chipotle’s savoir. The burrito maker might not have come out of the woods completely from its E. coli problems. All clear from the FDA was given to Chipotle over the outbreak last year, but the burrito maker... 
Amazon Busy With New Formats for Grocery Stores

Amazon Busy With New Formats for Grocery Stores

Amazon.com unveiled on Monday its first grocery store that is small-format called Amazon Go, one of a minimum of three formats that are brick and mortar that the e-commerce giant is looking into as it attempts to enter into an area... 
Health Spending in U.S. Increased Nearly 6%

Health Spending in U.S. Increased Nearly 6%

The U.S. spent over $3.2 trillion on healthcare during 2015, which was higher by 5.8% from the prior year, showed new data released from Centers on Medicare and Medicaid Services. That rate is faster than what was spent during 2014,... 
American Airlines Cuts Schedule to Cuba on Weak Demand

American Airlines Cuts Schedule to Cuba on Weak Demand

U.S. based American Airlines announced that it was lowering its capacity to the Caribbean Island nation of Cuba. The cutbacks arrive only months after the carriers from the U.S. rushed to begin regular service to the island amidst... 
Breitbart Starting to Lose a Number of Advertisers

Breitbart Starting to Lose a Number of Advertisers

Amidst fierce criticism online, advertisers are cutting ties with online news site Breitbart News, a website that is far-right and formerly run by the top aide to Donald Trump, the U.S. president-elect. On Wednesday, Breitbart urged... 
Maersk Acquiring Germany-Based Hamburg Sud

Maersk Acquiring Germany-Based Hamburg Sud

A.P. Moller-Maersk has agreed this week to acquire container shipping line rival Hamburg Sud based in Germany. The news helped send shares in the Denmark-based shipping company up close to 5%. The deal highlights the push toward container... 
CEO at Philip Morris Looking Towards Cigarette Phase Out

CEO at Philip Morris Looking Towards Cigarette Phase Out

Philip Morris International, the largest international tobacco company in the world, could eventually end its cigarette sales, its CEO told the BBC Wednesday, while at the launching of IQOS an alternative product in Britain. The IQOS,... 
FBI: Black Friday Sets New Record for Background Checks for Guns

FBI: Black Friday Sets New Record for Background Checks for Guns

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that a record number of background checks for guns were processed on Friday November 25, which was Black Friday. This is a possible indicator that firearm sales are higher. This year NICS or... 
Dominos in Japan Testing Pizza Delivery with Reindeer

Dominos in Japan Testing Pizza Delivery with Reindeer

Companies across the globe will do just about anything today as a way to connect their company image or message to Christmas season. That includes reindeer, yes Rudolph the one with the red nose that has been the headliner in an unknown... 
Black Friday Online Sales Gaining on Those of Cyber Monday

Black Friday Online Sales Gaining on Those of Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are gaining on Cyber Monday as bonanzas for online shopping. On Friday, Amazon.com announced that its Thanksgiving and Black Friday orders were on pace to pass the same two days for last year, due to more... 
Reports Show That Shopping Online on Thanksgiving Passed $1 Billion

Reports Show That Shopping Online on Thanksgiving Passed $1 Billion

Online spending across the U.S. by bargain hunters surpassed the $1 billion mark by early evening on Thanksgiving according to an online firm that tracks visits to e-commerce sites. The volume represents nearly a 14% increase over... 
No Aloe Vera Found in Aloe Vera Products in CVS and Walmart

No Aloe Vera Found in Aloe Vera Products in CVS and Walmart

Many Americans purchase an aloe vera gel to soothe their damaged skin, but analysts say the gel does not have any evidence of aloe vera. Samples from aloe gel purchased at Target, CVS and Walmart that was store-brand, showed no indications... 
Dr Pepper Snapple Acquiring Bai Brands at a Price of $1.7 Billion

Dr Pepper Snapple Acquiring Bai Brands at a Price of $1.7 Billion

On Tuesday, Dr Pepper Snapple announced that it would acquire Bai Brands an antioxidant beverages maker for cash in the amount of $1.7 billion. This is just the most recent example of a maker of soft drinks investing in products perceived... 
Symantec Spending $2.3 Billion to Acquire LifeLock

Symantec Spending $2.3 Billion to Acquire LifeLock

On Monday, Symantec announced that it would acquire LifeLock the U.S. based identity theft protection services business for a price tag of $2.3 billion. Symantec is expecting to finance this transaction with cash and new debt of $750... 
Donald Trump to Pay Settlement of $25 Million in Fraud Cases

Donald Trump to Pay Settlement of $25 Million in Fraud Cases

Donald Trump the new President-elect, who has bragged repeatedly that he never settles any lawsuits despite having a history of doing just that, agreed to a settlement of $25 million to end fraud cases that were pending against his... 
Donald Trump Tariffs Will Not Return Jobs to Rust Belt

Donald Trump Tariffs Will Not Return Jobs to Rust Belt

Donald Trump the new President-elect has promised to return jobs to the Rust Belt of the U.S. by getting tough on China and Mexico. To accomplish that, he has threatened to use tariffs. The argument Trump gives is that if he makes... 
Casino Stock Plunges After Staff Detained in China

Casino Stock Plunges After Staff Detained in China

One of the top casino operators in Australia has major problems in China and shares of its stock are taking a big hit. Crown Resorts shares plunged almost 14% on Monday in Sydney after the company announced that authorities in China... 
Russia Planning For Long-Term Low Price of Oil

Russia Planning For Long-Term Low Price of Oil

Russia has bet that the price of oil will remain low during the long term. President Vladimir Putin and government set up a draft budget for the upcoming three years that is based upon an assumption that Russia would sell its oil for... 
Warren Buffet Releases Tax Information, Calling Trump’s Bluff

Warren Buffet Releases Tax Information, Calling Trump’s Bluff

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is not in the running to be U.S. president. However, Buffet on Monday volunteered detailed tax information that is more than the current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ever has. Buffett... 
Authorities Make Huge Crackdown on Mail Fraud Group

Authorities Make Huge Crackdown on Mail Fraud Group

The government of the U.S. focused on one elite group of con artists from around the world and the different companies that made them millions and millions of dollars. Late this week a crackdown of unseen proportions took place on... 
Prior to Talks on Freezing Output, Iran and Saudi Arabia Increase Production

Prior to Talks on Freezing Output, Iran and Saudi Arabia Increase Production

Iran and Saudi Arabia have increased their production of oil just prior to a critical meeting of OPEC when the oil cartel members plan to discuss the freezing of output. The rivals in oil production each increased their output by more... 
Chinese Man Will Serve Prison Term in U.S. For Hacking Military

Chinese Man Will Serve Prison Term in U.S. For Hacking Military

A businessman from China who in March pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack the computer networks of companies such as Boeing as well as other defense contractors in the U.S. was sentenced to almost four years of prison on Wednesday... 
Night Tube Beginning in London in August

Night Tube Beginning in London in August

London Underground’s new Night Tube that has been long awaited is to be launched during August, close to a year later than originally planned. The new mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirmed that the 24-hour trains would begin on the... 
Scientists Finally Identify Earliest Herbivorous Marine Reptile

Scientists Finally Identify Earliest Herbivorous Marine Reptile

Paleontologists continue to find and identify organisms and animals from millions of years ago that give us an even better idea of the conditions of the planet over the eons of history. Of course, once in a while scientists also find... 
“Hitler” References Among Most Popular in Reddit Comments

“Hitler” References Among Most Popular in Reddit Comments

Spend any amount of time on the internet and you will likely eventually be referred to at least one Reddit thread. Reddit users, of course, are discussing hundreds of topics at any given time. But while it may be hard to predict what... 
Uber Settles Background Check Lawsuit in California

Uber Settles Background Check Lawsuit in California

Uber, the ride-hailing service, will pay the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco as much as $25 million in a settlement for a lawsuit that had accused the company of misrepresenting the background checks it carries out. In 2014,... 
Italy Ready to Pass Legislation Pushing Vendors Not to Throw out Food

Italy Ready to Pass Legislation Pushing Vendors Not to Throw out Food

The legislation in Italy is not yet final, but if it were to become law, it would lower the food wasted across the country. Another country in Europe is joining in on the battle against the wasting of food. A new measure up for vote... 
Corona Extra Being Recalled For Possible Glass Fragments

Corona Extra Being Recalled For Possible Glass Fragments

Constellation Brands, the maker of Corona Beer has instituted a voluntary recall of a select group of it Corona Extra beer that comes in 12- and 18-packs due to the bottles possibly containing small pieces of glass. The recall, said... 
McDonald’s Launches New Low-Calorie Breakfast

McDonald’s Launches New Low-Calorie Breakfast

McDonald’s has rolled out a new low-calorie menu for Southern California that features breakfast bowls that are Tex-Mex style and parfaits made of Chobani yogurt. Beginning this week, the burger chain is testing two breakfast bowls... 
Analyst: FDA Underestimated Fetal Deaths Related to Essure

Analyst: FDA Underestimated Fetal Deaths Related to Essure

The United States Food and Drug Administration might have underestimated by a large amount the number of fetal deaths amongst women who used the contraceptive device Essure but became pregnant, according to one analyst. The FDA has... 
Federal Reserve Rate Hike Could Be Coming Soon

Federal Reserve Rate Hike Could Be Coming Soon

On the heels that the US Federal Reserve will exercise more caution in terms of raising interest rates, US stocks rose in morning trading today. This is following a similar—and surprising—turn from European equities, which ended... 
Nebraska Department of Education Grant Seeks to Improve Opportunities for Students After High School

Nebraska Department of Education Grant Seeks to Improve Opportunities for Students After High School

If we distill the education system down to a single fundamental principle, most would probably argue that our schools are supposed to teach and prepare children for a productive adulthood. Schools are supposed to equip students with... 
Google Aims Stop Fake Download Buttons on the Web

Google Aims Stop Fake Download Buttons on the Web

Tech giant Google is launching a new campaign to take on those fake “download” and “Play” buttons many web users encounter on a daily basis. These buttons appear on a the web pages of popular file-sharing sites, among others.... 
US Education System: Technology and Diversity

US Education System: Technology and Diversity

Right now, in America, the public education system is going through a bit of a Renaissance. Sure, there is restructuring—the system does need an overhaul—but more importantly, students and educators alike recognize the need to... 
Should America Stop Standardized Testing?

Should America Stop Standardized Testing?

It is no big secret that the American public school system needs a major overhaul but this is no small task to tend.  Indeed, attempting to address all of the many issues facing American educators may be more complicated than anyone... 
Google Hangouts Will Employ Direct Connect Voice, Video Features

Google Hangouts Will Employ Direct Connect Voice, Video Features

Google Hangouts might be one of the most underrated web and mobile apps out there today. The interface lets you text and make phone calls through the internet. But a new update advises that users should switch to Google Messenger for... 
Does America Need Technology Education Standards?

Does America Need Technology Education Standards?

In order for America to compete in the global economy—or, perhaps, “participate” is more appropriate diction—we need to better educate our people about technology.  India and China are more populated and, more importantly,... 
Chinese Investment Group to Purchase Chicago Stock Exchange

Chinese Investment Group to Purchase Chicago Stock Exchange

The stock exchange(s) is a cornerstone of the American capitalist system. Without our stock exchanges, many companies would not have raised the capital necessary to open for business. Of course, these days, crowdfunding (and other... 
Google Will Test Self-Driving Car In Kirkland, Washington

Google Will Test Self-Driving Car In Kirkland, Washington

On Wednesday, Google announced they have elected to begin testing of their self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington. The announcement also details that the plan is to have the cars on public roads by the end of this month. Or, rather,... 
President Obama Proposes Oil Barrel Tax To Help Invest in Clean Energy Development

President Obama Proposes Oil Barrel Tax To Help Invest in Clean Energy Development

President Obama has announced his fiscal 2017 plan which includes the proposal of a $10-per-barrel oil tax. The hope is to take advantage of falling oil prices and increase funding for alternative transportation research and development.... 
Could Apple Shares Have Stabilized (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Could Apple Shares Have Stabilized (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) opened at $93 today an nearly immediately shot up to break $94 a share within the first hour. While the remainder of the morning was inundated with major trading action, the stock managed to reach... 
Pfizer Announces New Executive Leadership For Allergan Acquisition

Pfizer Announces New Executive Leadership For Allergan Acquisition

For the some time now, Pfizer and Allergan have been working to develop its new leadership team, a team of executives that will take the helm if their combined restructuring deal is approved. According to Pfizer Chairman and Chief... 
Shkreli Finally Appears in Hearing Over 5,000% Price Increase of Live-Saving Daraprim Drug

Shkreli Finally Appears in Hearing Over 5,000% Price Increase of Live-Saving Daraprim Drug

America’s favorite former pharmaceuticals CEO, Martin Shkreli, is smirking again, but this time it was during a US Congress hearing in which lawmakers questioned him about his strategy to severely inflate drug prices. Actually,...