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Union Pacific Announces 750 Layoffs In The U.S.

Union Pacific Announces 750 Layoffs In The U.S.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) has announced that it will cut 750 jobs from its United States workforce by mid-September. Union Pacific is the nation’s second-largest freight railroad, trailing only western freight train rival... 
Discovery Communications Announces Acquisition Of Scripps Networks

Discovery Communications Announces Acquisition Of Scripps Networks

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) has announced that it has reached a deal to buy Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) for $11.9 billion. The deal calls for Scripps shareholders to receive $90 a share, a... 
Alphabet Beats Earnings And Revenue Estimates

Alphabet Beats Earnings And Revenue Estimates

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has beat analysts’ expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings for its latest quarter. The company reported that revenue rose about 21 percent to $26.01 billion in the second quarter ended on... 
Amazon Prime Day 2017 Shatters Records

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Shatters Records

Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime Day 2017 broke the e-commerce company’s single-day sales record for the second year in a row. Amazon said overall sales grew 60 percent from a year earlier. Amazon also reported that more... 
Faraday Future Ends Plant Construction In Nevada

Faraday Future Ends Plant Construction In Nevada

Silicon Valley startup Faraday Future has canceled its plans to build a $1 billion factory in Nevada. Stefan Krause, Faraday’s chief financial officer, announced in a statement, “We have decided to put a hold on our factory... 
Hackers Target Power Plants Across America

Hackers Target Power Plants Across America

Hackers believed to be working for a foreign government recently breached at least a dozen U.S. power plants. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation said they are aware of a potential intrusion... 
New Law Proposed To Help FDA Police Personal Care Products

New Law Proposed To Help FDA Police Personal Care Products

New laws could provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with better tools to respond to bad personal care products. The proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act (PCPSA), introduced by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein... 
Syngenta Ordered To Pay $218M In GMO Suit

Syngenta Ordered To Pay $218M In GMO Suit

Farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) over its genetically engineered corn seed variety were awarded nearly $218 million by a federal jury in Kansas. The case involved four Kansas farmers representing... 
German Grocer Aldi Announces U.S. Expansion Plans

German Grocer Aldi Announces U.S. Expansion Plans

German grocery chain Aldi stated that it would invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. store base to 2,500 by 2022 in an announcement made on Sunday. The company is also planning to remodel 1,300 of its stores at a cost of about... 
Low Income Consumers Can Now Enjoy Amazon Prime For Less

Low Income Consumers Can Now Enjoy Amazon Prime For Less

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs by cutting the monthly cost from $10.99 to $5.99. When paid up front, the Prime membership is $99 a year.... 
Plans To Privatize Air Traffic Control System In Works

Plans To Privatize Air Traffic Control System In Works

More than 30,000 federal air traffic controllers and other workers from the Federal Aviation Administration would be spun off into a private nonprofit corporation if a new plan from the White House comes to fruition. White House... 
Criticism Mounts As Herbalife Lowers Sales Guidance

Criticism Mounts As Herbalife Lowers Sales Guidance

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has lowered its sales guidance for the second quarter, alarming some of its investors. Herbalife now expects revenue to be 1.5 percent lower than prior estimates, but increased estimates for earnings per... 
Wal-Mart CEO Touts Achievements During Annual Meeting

Wal-Mart CEO Touts Achievements During Annual Meeting

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) CEO Doug McMillon touted the company’s investments in people and technology at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting Friday. Wal-Mart workers from around the world packed the arena for the meeting.... 
Supreme Court Ruling On Lexmark Patents Victory For Consumer Groups

Supreme Court Ruling On Lexmark Patents Victory For Consumer Groups

The Supreme Court has handed a victory to consumer groups with its ruling that patent rights do not extend to multiple sales of a single product. The case at hand is called Impression Products v. Lexmark. The case focused on... 
McDonald’s Delivery Expanding Across The Nation

McDonald’s Delivery Expanding Across The Nation

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) is planning on having its delivery service available in more than 3,500 locations by end of June. That accounts for about 1 in 4 of its U.S. locations. The expansion will more than double the number of... 
New York Times Reducing Employee Total

New York Times Reducing Employee Total

The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) is taking steps to reduce its employee headcount at the Times by offering buyouts to its newsroom employees. The buyouts are aimed primarily at editors, but reporters and others in the newsroom... 
General Motors Accused Of Using Emissions Defeat Devices

General Motors Accused Of Using Emissions Defeat Devices

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) has been accused of cheating on emissions-testing with its diesel-powered Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Cruze Diesel models. The class action lawsuit claims that the company used computer software... 
Uber Engineer Levandowski Under Fire Over Court Order

Uber Engineer Levandowski Under Fire Over Court Order

Uber has threatened to fire Anthony Levandowski, its current VP of engineering, if he doesn’t comply with a court order and hand over certain documents he is alleged to have taken from Waymo, Google’s self-driving car... 
Foot Locker Disappoints Investors In First Quarter

Foot Locker Disappoints Investors In First Quarter

Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) missed analysts’ estimates for its first-quarter results, sending its stock on its worst decline in more than eight years. Foot Locker reported first-quarter earnings of $180 million, or $1.36 a... 
Wal-Mart Surprises With Online Sales Strength

Wal-Mart Surprises With Online Sales Strength

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) e-commerce numbers increased dramatically over the same quarter last year, according to its earnings report released Thursday. Its online sales rose a staggering 63 percent and added 0.8 percentage points... 
Biggest Online Retailers Find Themselves In Shipping War

Biggest Online Retailers Find Themselves In Shipping War

Target (NYSE:TGT), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) are currently engaged in a shipping war. The goal is to lure shoppers away from one of the others with their free shipping threshold and other shipping strategies.... 
Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Shares Fall On Sales Miss

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Shares Fall On Sales Miss

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) failed to grow first-quarter same-store sales as much as Wall Street was expecting, as the company is grappling with intense online competition and declining interest in golf. Same-store... 
21st Century Fox Under Federal Scrutiny Over Payments To Ex-Employees

21st Century Fox Under Federal Scrutiny Over Payments To Ex-Employees

Federal prosecutors want to know if 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) improperly accounted for payments to ex-employees to minimize their impact on Fox’s books. Investigators in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District... 
Apple To Invest $1B In US Manufacturing

Apple To Invest $1B In US Manufacturing

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced that it will be investing $1 billion in manufacturing its products in the United States. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement in an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer. The money will be... 
Miami Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo And Bank Of America To Continue

Miami Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo And Bank Of America To Continue

A lawsuit filed by the city of Miami against Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) over discriminatory and predatory lending practices will be allowed to continue. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Miami can... 
United Airlines Incident Leads To Changes In Industry

United Airlines Incident Leads To Changes In Industry

A couple of weeks ago, the world watched horrified as a United Airlines passenger, battered and bloodied, was dragged off an aircraft in Chicago earlier this month. The resulting backlash put airlines’ longstanding policy... 
President Trump Proposes Massive Corporate Tax Cut

President Trump Proposes Massive Corporate Tax Cut

President Trump has signed three executive orders to spark reviews of tax and financial regulations so taxes on businesses and individuals can be cut. He has pledged that the tax cut in total would be the largest in U.S. history.... 
Becton To Buy C.R. Bard For $24 Billion

Becton To Buy C.R. Bard For $24 Billion

Medical devices company Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) has announced its intentions to purchase C.R. Bard Inc. (NYSE:BCR) for $24 billion. To fund the deal, Becton will use $1.7 billion of its cash, take on $10 billion... 
Bebe Stores Is Latest Casualty Of Retail Downturn

Bebe Stores Is Latest Casualty Of Retail Downturn

California-based Bebe Stores (NASDAQ:BEBE) has become the latest company to join the string of liquidations and bankruptcies that has hit the retail industry. The women’s clothing retailer announced that it was shutting... 
NYC Takes On Uber Over Tipping Drivers

NYC Takes On Uber Over Tipping Drivers

New York City is reportedly planning to write a rule that would require Uber to offer an in-app tipping option. On Monday, regulators with the Taxi and Limousine Commission in New York City said they plan to begin the process...