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i3 Verticals Inc (NASDAQ:IIIV) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $38.19 Million

i3 Verticals Inc (NASDAQ:IIIV) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $38.19 Million

Brokerages expect i3 Verticals Inc (NASDAQ:IIIV) to announce sales of $38.19 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for i3 Verticals’ earnings, with estimates ranging... 
Target Shares Jump Nearly 20 Percent On Second-Quarter Profit Beat

Target Shares Jump Nearly 20 Percent On Second-Quarter Profit Beat

Popular retailer Target posted its second-quarter earnings report, this week, beating every Wall Street forecast and sending its shares soaring.  Quarterly profit skyrocketed 17 percent, largely getting a boost from... 
Robo-shorts developed to make walking and running easier for everyone

Robo-shorts developed to make walking and running easier for everyone

The journal Science this week published as its cover story an article on robotic shorts. Nick-named ‘robo-shorts,’ it’s also referred to as ‘robotic exoskeleton,’  and even ‘exosuit,’ it... 
WeWork Down Nearly $2 Billion Ahead of IPO Filing

WeWork Down Nearly $2 Billion Ahead of IPO Filing

Innovative workspace leasing company WeWork has finally released its initial public offering, preparing to be the latest in a long string of highly-valued technology companies to go public.   WeWork, of course, rents... 
Japan develops robotic ‘tail’ to help people with balance and stop falling over

Japan develops robotic ‘tail’ to help people with balance and stop falling over

Japan is famous for its many innovations but a robotic tail for humans? They’re serious. Researchers at Keio University in Japan have developed a robotic tail which will balance out the human body to be used instead of a... 
Naloxone is Effective So Why Is It Still Not Widely Available?

Naloxone is Effective So Why Is It Still Not Widely Available?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently advised that there is not enough naloxone available in communities that need it the most. Naloxone, of course, is the highly-effective prescription... 
A 30 year old​ Nintendo game found in an attic sells for $9,000

A 30 year old​ Nintendo game found in an attic sells for $9,000

Scott Amos’ mom who lives in Reno, Nevada has been bugging him for the last 20 years to to get rid of his childhood junk that been cluttering her attic. He finally did, much to the joy of all his family and to the tune... 
Can the Latest Galaxy Releases Help Struggling Samsung

Can the Latest Galaxy Releases Help Struggling Samsung

Samsung Electronics reported that profits for the most recent quarter (ending in June) have dropped more than 50 percent over the same quarter from the year prior on the heels of falling memory chip prices.   Effectively,... 
Putting computer chips in the brain – Elon Musk’s new vision

Putting computer chips in the brain – Elon Musk’s new vision

Elon Musk has spent most of his working adult life pursuing tech advances with companies like SpaceX, Tesla, TheBoring Company, Xcom (now PayPal), Open AI, Solar City and now as co-founder of Neuralink he hopes someday to put... 
New technique to eradicate mosquito populations developed by Chinese scientists

New technique to eradicate mosquito populations developed by Chinese scientists

Researchers and scientists have eradicated whole populations of mosquitoes on two islands in the Guangzhou province in southern China. They used a new radical technique to make male mosquitoes infertile. Scientists released... 
Google Settles In FTC COPPA Violation Charges

Google Settles In FTC COPPA Violation Charges

Google has finally agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over its investigation into the YouTube video streaming platform for violations regarding federal data privacy laws for children.  This settlement—with... 
Bank of America Optimistic but Warns of Risks from Falling Interest Rates

Bank of America Optimistic but Warns of Risks from Falling Interest Rates

Amidst growing economic uncertainty, Bank of America is the latest lender to warn of the risks from falling interest rates. Most notably, the financier cautions that a major driver of bank profits will start to grind to a... 
Symantec and Broadcom Cease Merger Netotiations​

Symantec and Broadcom Cease Merger Netotiations​

Broadcom and Symantec have been negotiating a deal this year but, it seems, they have ceased their talks, at least for now.  According to people familiar with the conversation, the deal cannot continue because Symantec... 
Cisco Announces $2.8 Billion Acquisition of Acacia Ahead of 5G Push

Cisco Announces $2.8 Billion Acquisition of Acacia Ahead of 5G Push

Mainstream fifth-generation networks are only a few years away so mobile networks are pacing themselves to ensure we have enough high-capacity optical interfaces to handle the surge of data. But with knowledge of this, optical... 
IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition Worth $34 Billion

IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition Worth $34 Billion

IBM has just announced the closing of its $34 billion acquisition of cloud computing firm Red Hat.  The tech giant had originally announced the deal in October, marking their biggest acquisition ever; the second largest... 
Your phone is the easiest way to protect your skin from the sun

Your phone is the easiest way to protect your skin from the sun

Summer is here and it’s so good to be basking in the sun on your deck or on a sandy beach somewhere. But its so important to be aware of sun exposure to your skin to keep from getting sunburned or even cancer. And there are... 
Credit Suisse Trips Up in Fed Stress Test

Credit Suisse Trips Up in Fed Stress Test

After the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, this week, Credit Suisse was the only bank on Wall Street that did not prosper. Obviously, this puts them leagues behind direct competitors like JP Morgan Chase and Bank America,... 
Walgreens Boots Alliance Earnings Beat Analyst Expectations

Walgreens Boots Alliance Earnings Beat Analyst Expectations

This week, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has posted their third quarter earnings report, which was better than many had expected.  The strong third quarter puts the company on track, though, to satisfy their full-year... 
Could Antioxidants Actually Increase Cancer Spread?

Could Antioxidants Actually Increase Cancer Spread?

It has long been known that lung cancer is a particularly complex disease.  For one, the only way to diagnose it is to test for it directly (and you need a cohort of symptoms before that typically happens).  But... 
‘Netflix for Games’: That’s Microsofts streaming goal for fall 2019.

‘Netflix for Games’: That’s Microsofts streaming goal for fall 2019.

With the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 behind it, Microsoft is positioning itself to become the ‘Netflix for Video games.’The company introduced its xCloud services and a host of its own video games which will... 
FDA Recalls More Than 4,600 Cases of Pillsbury Flour Over Potential E. Coli Contamination

FDA Recalls More Than 4,600 Cases of Pillsbury Flour Over Potential E. Coli Contamination

This year we have seen quite a few E. coli outbreaks and it looks like that trend is going to continue for now as Hometown Food Company has revealed a potential E. coli contamination of its Pillsbury Best 5-pound Bread flour.   According... 
Doctors and researchers with disabilities can help to advance medicine

Doctors and researchers with disabilities can help to advance medicine

An interview with a professor who has an eye disease reveals that there are many doctors, researchers and medical faculty members who have disabilities but don’t talk about their disabilities for a number of reasons but who... 
Tyson To Launch Plant-Based Protein Brand In Direct Competition with Beyond Meat

Tyson To Launch Plant-Based Protein Brand In Direct Competition with Beyond Meat

It is not easy to eat right all the time. Healthy foods are not always as fun as processed foods; and it is not always easy to find the time to cook.   But a change is coming as more and more consumers demand alternatives... 
When it comes to raising cholesterol, white meat is just as bad as red

When it comes to raising cholesterol, white meat is just as bad as red

A new study published on June 4, 2019 in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that eating more white meat like chicken or turkey makes no less difference than red meat when it comes to the raising of cholesterol... 
Beyond Meat is the Best IPO of the Year

Beyond Meat is the Best IPO of the Year

In the past ten years, the best performing initial public offerings were tech-based brands like Snap (2017), Alibaba (2014), and Facebook (2012).  This makes sense, of course, as the human species continues to become... 
GameStop Struggles to Stay Afloat on Low Console Sales

GameStop Struggles to Stay Afloat on Low Console Sales

Sales are down at GameStop, across the board, as the retailer posted first quarter fiscal 2019 numbers are down 13.3 percent, largely on slowing demand for both new and pre-owned hardware and software.   For the quarter... 
Dow Gives Back Gains—And Then Some

Dow Gives Back Gains—And Then Some

The Dow Jones (and other major indexes in the US stock market) took a big downturn by close of day, on Tuesday, mostly on the heels of a potential for escalation in the trade war with China.  Actually, this threat has... 
Will Global Payments Acquire Total System Services for $20B Next Week?

Will Global Payments Acquire Total System Services for $20B Next Week?

It looks like payment technology company Global Payments is close to an agreement to acquire its industry peer Total System Services in a deal worth about $20 billion in stock.  People familiar with the deal—who choose... 
SpaceX Raises More than $1B In Two Rounds of Funding

SpaceX Raises More than $1B In Two Rounds of Funding

In two rounds of funding, SpaceX has raised more than $1 billion in new capital so far this year. This will certainly help the company to get closer—if not all the way—to deploying its Starlink broadband constellation According... 
Online Sales Helps Macy’s Crush Estimates But Tariff Concerns Are High

Online Sales Helps Macy’s Crush Estimates But Tariff Concerns Are High

On Wednesday, Macy’s Inc said that the newly imposed tariffs on Chinese imports, from the White House, is hitting the department store pretty hard, mostly in its furniture business. According to executives at the retailer, more... 
Bubonic Plague – It’s Still Around

Bubonic Plague – It’s Still Around

When you hear the words ‘bubonic plague’ it conjures up memories of reading about it in our history books in school recording the disastrous deaths of millions of people during certain periods in history.  Way... 
Researchers Bring Us Closer to Functioning 3D-Printed Organs

Researchers Bring Us Closer to Functioning 3D-Printed Organs

The transplant list for getting a replacement organ is quite an extensive one, as it is not always easy to find a willing donor (with a compatible blood type and genetic makeup). For example, there are currently more than 74 thousand... 
Artificial Intelligence Helps Neuroscientist Transform Brain Waves into Physical Speech

Artificial Intelligence Helps Neuroscientist Transform Brain Waves into Physical Speech

The medical establishment has long believed that people who lose the ability to speak—from a stroke or from another medical condition—my never fully regain it.  A new study, however, suggests there may be a new hope... 
Honda Slows Marysville Plant, Cuts Accord and Civic Production

Honda Slows Marysville Plant, Cuts Accord and Civic Production

Honda of America Manufacturing has just announced a plan to temporarily suspend the second shift on all Line 1 of the Marysville Auto Plant.  Officials at the company say that the suspension is expected to begin the... 
Israeli Makes breakthrough with ​3D-printed Heart

Israeli Makes breakthrough with ​3D-printed Heart

The Times of Israel (TTI) reported last Monday that a group of Tel Aviv shoppers at a fruit and vegetable stand suddenly stopped what they were doing to watch a television news anchor announce that a medical breakthrough of a... 
Top GE Analyst Downgrades GE Value, Drives Shares Down

Top GE Analyst Downgrades GE Value, Drives Shares Down

JPMorgan’s Stephen Tusa is the most prominent General Electric stock analyst on Wall Street and he has opened the week with a bearish rating.  In a client note, he argues that many investors are “underestimating... 
More Evidence Suggests Alcohol Has Zero Health Benefit (and Definite Risk)

More Evidence Suggests Alcohol Has Zero Health Benefit (and Definite Risk)

The debate over whether or not alcohol might have some health benefits may finally have come to an end:  and it is not looking good for those who like to think their glass-of-wine with dinner is more than a meal accompaniment.  According... 
Does Vaping Cause Seizures?

Does Vaping Cause Seizures?

Health officials in the United States are currently investigating if electronic cigarettes have the potential to trigger seizures in some people who use the devices.   The United States Food and Drug Administration... 
Strong Job Gains Brings Solid March Jobs Report

Strong Job Gains Brings Solid March Jobs Report

After several months of instability, job creation appears to have rebounded in March, with nonfarm payrolls growing by 196,000 and the overall federal unemployment rate maintaining at 3.8 percent, says the United States Bureau... 
Stocks Slip Across the Market After Boeing Slows 737 Max Production

Stocks Slip Across the Market After Boeing Slows 737 Max Production

The market opened lower, this week, with major Dow component Boeing dragging its sector on the heels of an announcement of plans to slow production of its flagship airplane.  Actually, Boeing announced it would likely... 
AstraZeneca to Partner with Daiichi Sankyo To Expand Oncology Portfolio

AstraZeneca to Partner with Daiichi Sankyo To Expand Oncology Portfolio

By the end of the week, drugmaker AstraZeneca agreed to collaborate with Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo to help stabilize its oncology sector.  Instead of a full takeover, however, AstraZeneca is paying $6.9 billion... 
AI and Deep Learning Could Help Us Better Predict Mortality

AI and Deep Learning Could Help Us Better Predict Mortality

An abundant amount of new research continues to investigate how computer algorithms and artificial intelligence—computer learning—could become more useful to us in the medical industry.  For one, a new study reported... 
New “Smart” PJs That Monitor Sleep Quality On the Horizon

New “Smart” PJs That Monitor Sleep Quality On the Horizon

High tech “smart” pajamas capable of monitoring heartbeat, breathing, and even posture could soon be available, scientists say.   Apparently this comfortable cotton nightwear will be equipped with five self-powered... 
Eli Lilly Reveals Data on Drug Pricing for Popular Diabetes Medicine Humalog

Eli Lilly Reveals Data on Drug Pricing for Popular Diabetes Medicine Humalog

Under increasing pressure from public demand, Eli Lilly has suddenly become more transparent with the once-confidential pricing structure for one of its biggest drugs.  On Monday, the pharmaceutical giant disclosed,... 
Can Science Make a Potent Potable with None of the Problematic Effects?

Can Science Make a Potent Potable with None of the Problematic Effects?

Scientist David Nutt has been developing a synthetic alcohol substitute for many years. Finally at a place where he can substantiate his claims, he has announced that this alcohol substitute—which he calls Alcarelle—can potentially... 
Sugary Drinks Definitely Increase Risk of Early Death

Sugary Drinks Definitely Increase Risk of Early Death

It should not surprise you to hear that a diet consisting of lots of sugary beverages is not a healthy one.  A new study, published this week in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, however, asserts... 
Olive Garden Helps Boost Darden Restaurants Top Earnings Beat

Olive Garden Helps Boost Darden Restaurants Top Earnings Beat

Shares of Darden Restaurants saw a nice jump, Thursday, when the company improved its outlook and posted earnings, with new revenue forecast that beat earlier estimates from Wall Street. Owner of the Olive Garden chain—among... 
Volkswagen Announces Job Cuts and Electric Investment

Volkswagen Announces Job Cuts and Electric Investment

On Wednesday, German automaker Volkswagen announced a plan to cut up to 7,000 jobs by 2023 in order lower total operating costs by 5.9 billion EU (about $6.6 billion USD).   Volkswagen is the largest automaker in... 
LaCroix Maker National Beverage Corp CEO Comments on Falling Stock Value

LaCroix Maker National Beverage Corp CEO Comments on Falling Stock Value

LaCroix brand sparkling water’s parent company, National Beverage Corp have reported a drop in quarter sales for the first time in the past five years.  Perhaps the most popular sparkling water company of late, news... 
Even as Stores Close, Abercrombie & Fitch Shares Are Up

Even as Stores Close, Abercrombie & Fitch Shares Are Up

It has been a very tough year for retailers, particularly the brick-and-mortar apparel stores.  Even big-box stores like Sears—who has been an industry stalwart for decades—has been forced to close stores and restructure...