Florida school shooting triggers sales of bulletproof backpacks
Florida school shooting triggers sales of bulletproof backpacks
Susan Konig - 10 hours ago
Since the Florida school shootings on February 14, The Massachusetts-based companyBullet Blocker has since been inundated with orders for bulletproof backpacks, comprising a 30 percent spike in company sales.
Susan Konig - Feb 19, 2018
Fed-Ex admits to having stored clients' sensitive data on an unsecured server.
Susan Konig - Feb 17, 2018
Chinese smartphones made by Huawei and ZTE still not considered secure for use in U.S.
Susan Konig - Feb 17, 2018
McDonald's takes part in a new global initiative to make children's meals healthier.
Virginia Watson - Feb 16, 2018
Waymo and Uber settle trade secrets lawsuit for $245 million.
Rick Docksai - Feb 12, 2018
The deal approves tax relief for carbon sequestration, biodiesel, micro turbines, and several other energy innovations.
Rick Docksai - Feb 10, 2018
The Dow Jones has now had its worst week since the 2008 crash, according to analysts who note that Thursday's 1,032-points drop has left the index with 40% of the gains that it made since President Trump's inauguration gone.
Susan Konig - Feb 10, 2018
What are Olympic medals really made of?
Susan Konig - Feb 10, 2018
Amazon now offers free Whole Foods deliveries in four U.S. cities within 2 hours through 'Prime Now'.
Rick Docksai - Feb 07, 2018
Investor worries that inflation and interest rates might rise were reportedly driving the market drops, according to economists.
Rick Docksai - Feb 07, 2018
A European building developer plans to test new perovskite solar cells by covering office buildings in Poland with semi-transparent layers of them this year.
Susan Konig - Feb 06, 2018
Studies indicate that standing-- rather that sitting-- at work burns more calories and may help prevent heart disease and diabetes, regardless of how much you exercise.
Susan Konig - Feb 06, 2018
Facebook will now use an automated system to generate its trending topics in response to critics who feel the social media giant's trending news is biased against conservative points of view.
Virginia Watson - Feb 06, 2018
AIrbnb shakeup: CFO is stepping down top female executive Belinda Johnson promoted to company's first COO and company delays initial public offering.
Rick Docksai - Feb 01, 2018
Formula One announced today that it is getting rid of its Grid Girls, female models who walk across the race tracks before each race in revealing, sponsor-laden costumes while holding the drivers' name cards.
Virginia Watson - Jan 31, 2018
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan hope to improve healthcare for all U.S. employees.
Rick Docksai - Jan 30, 2018
ATM hacks have reportedly occurred in Europe, Asia, and Mexico in recent years, but these latest cases are the first known attacks on U.S. systems.
Joseph Scalise - Jan 28, 2018
Google's new Bulletin app could change the way people post local news.
Joseph Scalise - Jan 24, 2018
Facebook's new unit of time, known as the flick, could help lead to more efficient video and audio production.
Virginia Watson - Jan 24, 2018
Even with the popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, many in the financial sector are still skeptical.
Delila James - Jan 22, 2018
While Simpson did not say he had definite proof of wrong-doing, he told congressional investigators about "patterns of buying and selling that we thought were suggestive of money laundering."
Delila James - Jan 07, 2018
The book, titled 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,' will likely be a bestseller, the publisher said.
Rick Docksai - Dec 28, 2017
Apple's new iPhone X isn't selling as expected, according to analysts who have significantly lowered their forecasts for unit sales in the next few months. The analysts said that the phone's high price tag is a major turnoff.
Rick Docksai - Dec 26, 2017
AT&T will lay off around 600 employees in five states, effective January 4. A company statement said that the company is adapting to declining work demands and technology innovations.
Rick Docksai - Dec 14, 2017
The GOP tax bill raised concerns among European finance ministers, who wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to tell him that its trade-related provisions might impede transatlantic trade flows and could even violate WTO rules.
Rick Docksai - Dec 13, 2017
A vote on the GOP's final, post-reconciliation is upcoming, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will not commit to voting for it until she sees specifically what it contains.
Rick Docksai - Dec 01, 2017
Many middle-class and lower-income Americans will pay even more in taxes if the GOP's tax bill passes, the Congressional Research Service and Congressional Budget Office both warned in recent reports.
Linda Mack - Nov 28, 2017
Movie streaming is as popular as ever, but at least a third of Americans still rent or buy hard-copy DVDs, according to an annual entertainment survey. The survey notes that some video stores still cling to life, despite losing business to Web-based services like Netflix.
Kyle Bates - Nov 28, 2017
The new model will roll out by 2021 and will be the basis for many more electric models by 2023, she added, predicting that the company will be producing a million electric vehicles annually within the decade.
Zoe Poindexter - Nov 21, 2017
Anthony Levandroski, who may face legal charges from an upcoming trial over self-driving car technology he developed for Waymo, has started a new religion based on the worship of robots.
Leon Clarke - Nov 21, 2017
Elon Musk showcased an upcoming Tesla electric semi-truck and another new electric car alongside each other last Thursday and offered bold promises about each one. The company is having great difficulty sustaining production for its existing vehicle models, however.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 14, 2017
National transportation safety officials headed to Las Vegas on Friday to investigate a collision involving a self-driving shuttle bus. The shuttle bus suffered minor damage to its front when a human-driven delivery truck collided with it.
Jackie Flores - Nov 11, 2017
The House Intelligence Committee looking into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has agreed to let the executive tied to the so-called Steele dossier testify voluntarily and in a limited way next week.
Paul Pate - Nov 08, 2017
Renewable energy is on a fast growth track in India, where government officials forecast that renewables will provide two-fifths of the country's electricity needs by 2030.
Paul Pate - Nov 08, 2017
A new provision in the GOP's tax bill imposes a 20% tax on any money transfer between a multinational business's U.S.-based unit and its units overseas. GOP lawmakers said that the measure aims to curb multinationals' tax avoidance and to remove tax advantages that they said foreign companies have over U.S.-based ones.
Mark Schwartz - Oct 28, 2017
The House passed the Senate's 2018 budget Thursday. This vote was a prerequisite for an upcoming GOP attempt to pass a tax-overhaul
Mark Schwartz - Oct 27, 2017
CVS is discussing buying health-insurer Aetna and may wrap up a deal in the next few weeks. The move would merge one of the United States' biggest pharmacy chains with one of its biggest insurers and could potentially impact insurance plans and drug prices in major ways.
Rick Docksai - Oct 23, 2017
Sen. Rand Paul has opposed Trump and the GOP several times this year on health care. But the Kentucky Republican said Thursday said that he is "all in" on Trump's plans to enact a $1.6 trillion tax cut.
Jose Jefferies - Oct 23, 2017
A new study shows that backyard bird feeders in the UK may be responsible for beak evolution in great tits.
Miriam Griffin - Oct 23, 2017
Iran is ramping up its renewable-energy capacity, with collaboration from European energy firms who have invested billions of Euros in the country in the last two years. U.S. sanctions threats have discouraged some, but not all, of these firms from continuing their Iran-based energy enterprises.
Rick Docksai - Oct 21, 2017
Retailers are cutting back on hiring, partly because fewer job seekers are looking for retail work in the first place. Industry experts report that robust job growth in other U.S. economic sectors, combined with the rise of higher-paying work opportunities with "sharing economy" gigs such as Uber, are resulting in fewer and fewer potential retail employees.
Rick Docksai - Feb 21, 2018
Chinese bond-holders bought up a larger amount of U.S. Treasury debts last year than in the last seven years.
Rick Docksai - Feb 19, 2018
They are approving white applicants' loans to move into the neighborhoods while disproportionately turning down nonwhite residents' loan requests.
Susan Konig - Feb 12, 2018
MoviePass acquires 500,000 new users in one month, but whether it's business model is economically viable remains to be seen.
Susan Konig - Feb 12, 2018
White workers remain highest paid in technology industry, one study reveals.
Susan Konig - Feb 12, 2018
Amazon plans to launch a business delivery service which will compete with UPS and FedEx.
Susan Konig - Feb 08, 2018
When you have a stock market free-fall like we did on Monday, you don't need to panic-- but may need to re-evaluate your financial plan/asset distribution.
Susan Konig - Feb 08, 2018
The Dow Jones Industrial average plunges a record 1,175 on Monday, February 5--sending shockwaves around the world-- but begins to recover modestly the following day.
Susan Konig - Feb 07, 2018
Accountants are hard at work trying to qualify their clients for "pass through" busiesness loopholes in the newly-released Trump tax plan.
Virginia Watson - Feb 07, 2018
Businesses can now schedule Instagram content with the help of third-party platform Hootsuite.
Virginia Watson - Feb 07, 2018
Businesses can now schedule Instagram content with the help of third-party platform Hootsuite.
Susan Konig - Feb 06, 2018
Amazon releases it's fourth-quarter earnings which indicates that 2017 was a record sales year for the firm.
Joseph Scalise - Feb 06, 2018
Snapchat's new market could build the foundation for a multi-bring in-app store.
Joseph Scalise - Feb 01, 2018
Alexa users with an Android phone can now send text messages through Echo devices.
Susan Konig - Feb 01, 2018
Instagram upgrades now allow some users to schedule posts
Susan Konig - Feb 01, 2018
T-Mobile dedicates itself to renewable energy.
Joseph Scalise - Feb 01, 2018
Microsoft has acquired the startup PlayFab in order to expand its presence in online gaming.
Joseph Scalise - Feb 01, 2018
Reports state that Apple is getting closer to creating its own processors.
Rick Docksai - Jan 30, 2018
Spotify and other music-streaming services will have to pay nearly 50% more in compensation to songwriters to stream their music, following a Saturday ruling by the Copyright Royalties Board.
Virginia Watson - Jan 30, 2018
Swedish entrepreneur and founder of IKEA, dies at 91.
Virginia Watson - Jan 29, 2018
The lucrative business of fake social media accounts.
Virginia Watson - Jan 28, 2018
Chronicle is Alphabet's attempting at combating cyber security.
Rick Docksai - Jan 28, 2018
Goldman Sachs and other analysts expect that more manufacturers may do the same, and that washing machines' prices in general could rise 8%-20% because of the new tariff.
Joseph Scalise - Jan 26, 2018
In an attempt to expand autonomous car technology, Apple has upped its self-driving car fleet to 27 cars.
Joseph Scalise - Jan 26, 2018
In an attempt to challenge Amazon, Apple plans to completely redesign their underused iBooks app.
Rick Docksai - Jan 25, 2018
President Trump imposed 30% tariff on foreign-manufactured solar panels this week, following a request from two solar-cell manufacturers with multinational interests. U.S. solar-energy companies slammed the decision, which they warned will raise the costs of solar energy and kill as many as 23,000 U.S. solar jobs.
Rick Docksai - Jan 23, 2018
A Lebanon-based hacking campaign has been stealing personal data from thousands of Android users in China, Russia, the United States, and at least 18 other contries, according to a report released Thursday by Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Rick Docksai - Jan 18, 2018
The company is the first to "repatriate" overseas earnings under the new $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, which includes a provision cutting the taxes companies must pay on repatriated overseas earnings from 35% down to 15.5%.
Rick Docksai - Jan 18, 2018
Bitcoin and other leading cryptocurrencies plummeted in value in the last several days, following reports that Chinese and South Korean officials may seek to ban cryptocurrency trading.
Rick Docksai - Jan 12, 2018
Canada has launched a formal World Trade Organization dispute against the United States over a wide range of U.S. import and export policies, according to a filing that Canada published Wednesday.
Joseph Scalise - Jan 03, 2018
A group of researchers have created a new metalens that could help make optical devices much more efficient.
Rick Docksai - Dec 28, 2017
Eight lawsuits against Apple this week charge the company with defrauding users by instituting a software change that throttled iPhone performance when the batteries got old, protecting the batteries but causing slowed operations and software crashes.
Rick Docksai - Dec 13, 2017
Bitcoin futures made a first-ever appearance Sunday on the Chicago Board Options Exchange and drew large enough numbers of interested buyers to cause slowed service all across the exchange's website within the first few hours.
Rick Docksai - Dec 11, 2017
The Labor Department issued a proposal to repeal an Obama administration rule that had required restaurant owners to let tipped workers keep their tips.
Rick Docksai - Dec 11, 2017
The GOP's tax bill allows for oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and an indigenous tribe called the Gwich'in is deeply concerned.
Rick Docksai - Dec 06, 2017
The mortgage interest deduction, which offers tax relief to homeowners, benefits rich homeowners over poorer ones by a two-to-one margin, according to studies.
Kyle Bates - Nov 29, 2017
Mexico's economy has languished for the past two decades, despite increased trade under NAFTA. Bloomberg analysts anticipate significant implications for Mexico-U.S. relations and for the Mexican presidential election next year.
Kathy Fey - Nov 21, 2017
Volvo will sell Uber as may as 24,000 cars for Uber's up-and-coming fleet of driverless cars, under a deal that the two companies recently struck.
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 13, 2017
The GOP's tax bill made it out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday after several tweaks, such as the restoration of a tax credit for parents who adopt. A full House vote on the bill may take place in the week ahead.
Paul Pate - Nov 10, 2017
Waymo will take Phoenix, Arizona, residents on test rides of its new self-driving cars in the next few months. The company plans to launch a driver-free ridesharing service that will pick up human passengers nationwide.
Miriam Griffin - Nov 07, 2017
The National Federation of Independent Business criticized the GOP tax plan Thursday over a provision that lowers taxes for only certain kinds of businesses.
Delila James - Nov 07, 2017
Prof. Stephen Hawking believes artificial intelligence eventually will outperform humans.
James Carlin - Nov 03, 2017
A key Senate committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they carry ads for illicit sex-trafficking.
Kyle Bates - Nov 03, 2017
Tesla announced Wednesday that it will not be able to reach its target volume for Model 3 production until early next year, instead of in December as planned.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 02, 2017
The Trump administration has issued a plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants that store fuel on-site. An independent report found that the plan would cost $10.6 billion a year and would prop up facilities that would go out of business due to falling market demand.
James Smith - Nov 01, 2017
Scientists have discovered a process that could limit, and potentially end, overheating in smartphones
Lila Alexander - Oct 31, 2017
The new Apple iPhone X will use facial-recognition technology to automatically unlock when it sees its user's face. This is the first time that a mobile phone features facial-recognition technology, and some privacy advocates worry that the technology is about to spread too fast, too quickly in society and could pose unforeseen risks to individual privacy and safety.
Lucas Rowe - Oct 31, 2017
The new Apple iPhone X sold out less than 10 minutes after Apple made it available for pre-order this morning. The company said that it is striving to fulfill every order, but customers who anticipated receiving their orders within two or three weeks may have to wait at least five or six.
Tyler Henderson - Oct 23, 2017
The United States could restore sanctions on Iran if President Trump goes through with his threats to leave the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted Thursday that a U.S. reinstatement of sanctions will not harm European businesses who operate in Iran.
Lucas Rowe - Oct 23, 2017
Solar-energy companies inside and outside the United States are waiting in suspense on whether the Trump administration goes through with new import restrictions on foreign-made solar panels. The proposal would cost thousands of solar jobs and stifle solar research, industry leaders said.
Dan Taylor - Oct 17, 2017
A newly developed synthetic cephalopod skin could one day help soft robots change color to blend in with their environment.