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Jun23, 2018

Supreme Court Online Tax Ruling

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that states are now allowed to collect sales tax from online retailers. The vote was close at 5-4. President Trump has been advocating for this ruling since his political venture started and he is…
Jun23, 2018

Jameis Winston Faces 3-Game Suspension For Groping Uber Driver

The news of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston started brewing last night after the report surfaced by an ESPN radio commentator in Tallahassee. Back in November, an Uber driver, known as “Kate”, accused Winston of groping her while they…
Jun20, 2018

GE kicked from Dow

GE faces the end of an era On Tuesday, the S&P Dow announced that Walgreens Boots Alliance will replace General Electric in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, marking the first time in 110 years that the company will not be…
Jun20, 2018

Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Trump tariffs trigger trade war This Monday, President Trump stated that he will impose a 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. On Friday, the president announced that he will impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth…
Jun20, 2018

Google invests in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

Google hoping to gain an edge in the e-commerce industry In an attempt to grow its e-commerce arm and combat giants like Amazon and Alibaba, Google and JD.com announced that they will create a partnership. Google announced that it will…
Jun19, 2018

Ford Motor Co. Buys Michigan Central Station

Michigan Central Station is no longer abandoned after decades of vacancy. Ford Motor Company has purchased the 18-story building and executive chairman Bill Ford plans on upgrading. Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford, issued the following statements: “I kept…
Jun19, 2018

New College Search Engine By Google

The college application process is both stressful and scary. On Tuesday, Google announced that they are developing a new feature. The feature will make college information more accessible to prospected college students. It’s been reported that this information will include…
Jun18, 2018

This company can alter rain patterns

No rain dance necessary US company Weather Modification International has capabilities of making it rain in certain areas. They use a technique called cloud-seeding, where planes target specific clouds to extract more rain from them. Pilots travel to specific clouds…
Jun15, 2018

Domino’s will fix potholes

Philanthropic pizza paving potholes In an attempt to help the fate of their customers’ pizza and the face of their company’s brand, Domino’s will fund the fixation of potholes in chosen cities. Anyone with access to the Internet can nominate…
Jun14, 2018

Seattle City Council Repeals Head Tax On Large Corporations

A 7-2 vote last Tuesday by The Seattle City Council is a surprise victory for huge companies including Amazon and Starbucks. The vote repeals a head tax for all big companies in the city. The meeting was called by Council…
Jun13, 2018

New Study Shows That Psychedelic Drugs May Help Mental Disorders

The science of psychedelic party drugs has been evolving in recent years. Governments worldwide have previously criticized drugs like LSD and MDMA. These kinds of drugs became extremely popular in America during the 1960’s countercultural movement. For years, scientists have…
Jun13, 2018

What’s next for Comcast, Disney, and Fox?

What sounds better: Comcast-Fox or Disney-Fox? After a judge’s approval of the AT&T-Warner acquisition, media players can now move forward with highly anticipated mergers of their own. Namely, Disney and Comcast will fight like siblings over 21st Century Fox. The firms…
Jun13, 2018

AT&T-Warner acquisition approved

AT&T-Warner trumps lawsuit On Tuesday, Judge Richard Leon approved AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable – a deal worth $85 billion, one of the biggest acquisitions in the 2000s. The acquisition created a massive six-week antitrust trial, as AT&T’s massive…
Jun13, 2018

ZTE stock tumbles after settlement

ZTE takes 1-2 punch in last week On Wednesday, tech firm ZTE resumed trading for the first time in eight weeks after the US Commerce Department issued a ban on all domestic exports to the company. Moreover, the US government…
Jun12, 2018

Delaware and New Jersey Legalize Sports Betting

Last Tuesday, Delaware became the first state outside of Nevada to offer sports betting. On this historic day, $322,135 of bets were placed, including a $10 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies by Delaware Gov. John Carney (Phillies won 6-1). This…
Jun12, 2018

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Over 3,000 pounds of Frozen Chicken Due to Plastic Contamination

On Friday, June 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspect Service reported that Tyson Foods Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen chicken. Reports state that the uncooked breaded chicken tenders may be…
Jun12, 2018

Labor Activist Group Hits Amazon and Foxconn Over Unlawful Labor Conditions

Contract manufacturer Foxconn reported on Sunday that an investigation of a plant in China that makes Amazon products is underway. The investigation was initiated by a 94-page report by the New York-based organization China Labor Watch. The investigation has been…
Jun11, 2018

American Express to roll out eco-friendly card

AMEX shows it’s not all about the money American Express announced Monday that it will soon offer a credit card manufactured from plastic trash recycled from the Earth’s oceans. Although the movement will not do much to remove plastic from…
Jun11, 2018

New York Judge Pauses the Deportation of a New York Pizza Delivery Man

Federal Judge Alison J. Nathan of the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York has put a stop to the deportation of Ecuadorian immigrant Pablo Villavicencio Calderon. Villavicencio issued a standard pizza delivery from a restaurant in…
Jun11, 2018

Crypto exchange Coinrail gets hacked

When will cryptocurrencies be regulated? Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange firm Coinrail got hacked on Sunday, losing $40 million in altcoins – coins that aren’t Bitcoin or Ethereum. Unfortunately for crypto investors, the coins were not stolen from the company itself; instead,…
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