New Zika Cases Linked To Sexual Transmission, CDC Says

Although the primary mode of transmission of the virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito , the Texas case prompted the CDC to issue interim recommendations on February 5 to prevent sexual spread of the virus. Of the confirmed cases, 141 w... More..

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Key Events in Fatal Michigan Shooting Rampage
by | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Key Events in Fatal Michigan Shooting Rampage

Officials suspect Dalton of acting alone. Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said Dalton was even-tempered and cooperative when police arrested him around 12:40 a.m. Matt Mellen tells WWMT-TV in Ka...More..

by | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oil slumps 4% as Saudi Arabia reaffirms no output cut

Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi killed off any lingering hope of a production cut when he spoke at an energy industry conference Tuesday, but that wasn't the only thing that sent oil futures skidding. "T...More..

by | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dynel Lane: Colorado woman found guilty of cutting foetus from pregnant woman

The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Dynel Lane, attacked Michelle Wilkins at her home in Longmont. Almost a year after the vicious attack that killed Michelle Wilkins' unborn baby Aurora and left her withi...More..

Oil dips as rising Iranian output counters falling United States shale output
by | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oil dips as rising Iranian output counters falling United States shale output

Global oil exploration and production capital expenditures ("capex") are expected to fall 17 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, following a drop of 24 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. United States production...More..

MasterCard preps United Kingdom roll-out of selfie ID service
by | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MasterCard preps United Kingdom roll-out of selfie ID service

The app allows them to take a photo each time they buy something online. Customers may be asked to look at their phone's camera or use the phone's fingerprint sensor to verify their identity instead of manually...More..

by | Monday, February 22, 2016

UK's Cameron to take EU case to Parliament for referendum

The prime minister has announced a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU. A day after London Mayor Boris Johnson threw a bombshell into British politics by backing a British exit from the European Unio...More..

by | Monday, February 22, 2016

Gov Snyder addresses plan to replace lead pipes in Flint

Flint children soon began turning up with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood, which can cause brain damage. On Tuesday, the state of MI a new agreement with the Flint-based engineering firm to hel...More..

by | Monday, February 22, 2016

Flint To Get An Additional $2 Million

The money will be shared by Hamilton Community Health Network and Genesee Health System to hire more people and provide additional services. Flint officials have thus far declined to comment on the group's fi...More..

by | Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saudi Arabia halts $3B Lebanese arms deal amid Iran dispute

The first shipment of French weapons and military equipment had already been delivered to Lebanon in April a year ago under the Saudi-funded deal to bolster the Lebanese army's fight against Islamist militants ...More..

by | Sunday, February 21, 2016

Why Saudi Arabia's oil output freeze won't boost prices

Oil prices fell below $30 per barrel in January from as high as $115 in mid-2014, hammering the finances of Russia, Saudi Arabia and other producers. Saudi Arabia, Russia , Qatar and Venezuela agreed on Tu...More..

by | Saturday, February 20, 2016

Clinton vs Sanders in Nevada: Urban vs rural

Now just one day before the caucuses, Clinton has a 6 percent lead over the Vermont senator, according to the most recent poll by Gravis Marketing. Bill Clinton carried the state in both the 1992 and 1996 e...More..

by | Saturday, February 20, 2016

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

POWERING UP: U.S. factories cranked out more cars, furniture and food in January. The pound stood at $1.4330, having fallen to a near seven-year low of $1.4080 last month partly on worries about so-called "Br...More..

by | Saturday, February 20, 2016

Flint paid highest water bills in 2015

The governor said the pipe project will start with priority lead lines, with the help of estimates from the Lansing Board of Water and Light, which has replaced much of Lansing's lead piping in the past. Reside...More..

by | Saturday, February 20, 2016

EPA Says Filters Working for Flint Water

The new funding would pay for pipe replacement in several hundred homes. The grant announcement came a day after Weaver dismissed a separate plan offered by Snyder to study whether any of the pipes could be c...More..

by | Saturday, February 20, 2016

EPA Didn't Enforce Flint Drinking Water Violations: CRS

Approximately 800,000 of Oakland County's 1.2 million residents, and a similar number in neighboring Macomb County, receive their drinking water from the Great Lakes Water Authority. Counsel for the lawsuits al...More..

Samsung mobile-pay service will expand, starting with China
by | Saturday, February 20, 2016

Samsung mobile-pay service will expand, starting with China

Apple Pay has been developed around the concept that it will help consumers to use the company's iPhones and Apple Watch as mobile wallets, which can be used in brick-and-mortar retail stores possessing point-o...More..

by | Friday, February 19, 2016

Flint firm starts work to find city's lead water pipes

Counsel for the lawsuits also say they seek to establish a medical monitoring fund to compensate Flint residents who have ongoing and future medical and psychological problems as a result to water exposure. Les...More..

Venezuela Increases Pump Price Of Petrol First Time In Twenty Years
by | Friday, February 19, 2016

Venezuela Increases Pump Price Of Petrol First Time In Twenty Years

Caracas has hiked petrol prices for the first time in 20 years, as the oil-dependent Venezuelan economy is no longer able to subsidize prices at the pumps, selling gasoline to its citizens for next to nothing. ...More..

Rally coming to Lansing calling for Gov. Snyder's resignation
by | Friday, February 19, 2016

Rally coming to Lansing calling for Gov. Snyder's resignation

On Wednesday, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said she wants the replacement of the city's lead pipes to begin next week so that the community can clean water as soon as possible. For 18 months, Flint used the Flint ...More..

by | Friday, February 19, 2016

Highest US Water Rates In Flint MI As Thousands Poisoned With Lead

Meanwhile, a survey by Food and Water Watch of the 500 largest water systems in the country found that Flint residents paid approximately $864 a year for their water service - nearly double the national avera...More..

Google doodle celebrates stethoscope inventor Rene Laennec's 235th birth anniversary
by | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Google doodle celebrates stethoscope inventor Rene Laennec's 235th birth anniversary

Although the disease of cirrhosis was known, Laennec gave cirrhosis its name, using the Greek word (kirrhos, tawny) that referred to the tawny, yellow nodules characteristic of the disease. He felt uncomfortabl...More..

Oil producers pledge to possibly cap output
by | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Oil producers pledge to possibly cap output

The Islamic Republic's OPEC envoy Mehdi Asali said: "Asking Iran to freeze its oil production level is illogical ", according to Iranian newspaper the Shargh . The energy commodity has declined 70 perce...More..

Qualcomm unveils new wearables processor, Snapdragon trio, and gigabit LTE modem
by | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Qualcomm unveils new wearables processor, Snapdragon trio, and gigabit LTE modem

That instantly makes for a more efficient chip, and Qualcomm is promising a reduction in power usage by as much as 25%. Smartwatches running on Snapdragon Wear 2100 are expected to launch in later half of the...More..

Trump threatens to sue Cruz unless his rival apologises
by | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Trump threatens to sue Cruz unless his rival apologises

Graham joined the former president and his wife, Laura, at an American Legion Post in Columbia, where they greeted the crowd before traveling to Charleston for a rally. "I'm proud of his candidacy", Bush said...More..

IRS halts e-file tax returns after hardware failure
by | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

IRS halts e-file tax returns after hardware failure

And those who had already filed their returns have nothing to worry about and do not have to take any further action because all taxpayers' data is safe. More..

Oil rises after Russia 'agrees' to OPEC meeting
by | Monday, February 15, 2016

Oil rises after Russia 'agrees' to OPEC meeting

Iran's role in any potential deal to rein in production is critical, as it appears determined to boost production and gain market share after the lifting of sanctions. "The Kremlin is now at a position where it...More..

IRS website problems shut down e-file system
by | Sunday, February 14, 2016

IRS website problems shut down e-file system

Apparently, it is still optimistic that in every ten taxpayers, nine of them will be able to receive their refunds within a minimum period of 21 days. More..

Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Resigns Over Compliance Issues
by | Sunday, February 14, 2016

Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Resigns Over Compliance Issues

Sacks, the former CEO of Yammer, is now in charge of another billion-plus-dollar company (with his last company selling to Microsoft for $1.2 billion). Now we have moved into a new phase of delivering at scale ...More..

IRS reports hardware failure, e-file system shut down
by | Sunday, February 14, 2016

IRS reports hardware failure, e-file system shut down

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) experienced a computer hardware failure on Wednesday afternoon. The application is an interactive program that enables legitimate taxpayers to access copies of their own feder...More..

Xerox To Split Into 2 Companies: 1 For Documents, 1 For Processes
by | Saturday, February 13, 2016

Xerox To Split Into 2 Companies: 1 For Documents, 1 For Processes

Its shares have fallen 28 percent over the past year. "What I wanted our board and our management team and me to do was to think about what the best path for the company is going forward, not what the best ro...More..

How to get a free Chipotle burrito
by | Saturday, February 13, 2016

How to get a free Chipotle burrito

As Chipotle attempts to dust off the catastrophic effects of multiple food safety scandals, the  burrito  chain is offering everyone free burritos, no strings attached. As part of the meeting, Chipotle announce...More..

Chipotle stores shut nationwide for staff food safety meeting
by | Friday, February 12, 2016

Chipotle stores shut nationwide for staff food safety meeting

An investigation by federal authorities into the outbreak of E. coli was closed officially last week when the U.S. Center for Disease Control said it appeared to be over with no being diagnosed since December...More..

by | Friday, February 12, 2016

Chipotle Closes All Restaurants for Company-Wide Food Safety Meeting

Other companies hit by food scares have taken about a year or more to recover, Chipotle executives note . "Money will be used to provide safety support and education that's necessary to meet our standards", ...More..

Oil gains after Russian Federation says open to talking with OPEC
by | Friday, February 12, 2016

Oil gains after Russian Federation says open to talking with OPEC

A weaker greenback made the dollar-priced crude less expensive and more attractive for buyers holding other currencies. A median of 17 estimates carried out by Bloomberg suggested NY crude would reach $46 a...More..

Oil Price Rises To $33pb As Russia Okays OPEC's Position
by | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Oil Price Rises To $33pb As Russia Okays OPEC's Position

Nunan forecast Brent would trade in a $25-$35 a barrel range in the first quarter and then slowly recover over the rest of the year. The Russian Energy Ministry said on Monday that Russia's energy ministe...More..

IRS Outage Could Cause Tax Refund Delays
by | Thursday, February 11, 2016

IRS Outage Could Cause Tax Refund Delays

The outage is causing problems with the " Where's My Refund " site, several online tools, payment processing, and the ability to e-file. The companies will hold the tax returns until the IRS resumes regular ope...More..

Sears to close 2 more MI stores
by | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sears to close 2 more MI stores

The chain has closed hundreds of Sears and Kmart locations in recent years. They are also considering selling off the Sears Auto Center business. Sears isn't alone in announcing cost-cutting actions in ...More..

Continental follows Takata with massive airbag recall
by | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Continental follows Takata with massive airbag recall

The 13 models recalled in Japan cover the years 2005 to 2014. Faulty Takata air bags are prone to explosion when there is too much force during a collision. Continental says less than 2 million of the affecte...More..

IRS computer problems shut down e-file system
by | Thursday, February 11, 2016

IRS computer problems shut down e-file system

The 2016 tax filing season will open on January 19, the IRS said Monday. In the statement released by the agency it said that it was in the midst of "assessing the scope of the outage" but also said that di...More..