YouTube back online after outage hits website, TV, music service

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) YouTube Back Online After Global Outage Oct. 17 (UPI) -- YouTube experienced a major, but brief, outage late Tuesday. Google, YouTube's owner, said the 90-minute outage knocked the video website, its subscription TV service and its Music access offline. It affected users in the United States, Brazil, Japan, parts of Australia, Southeast Asia and [...]

2018-10-17T14:38:28+00:00October 17th, 2018|

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company became a corporate juggernaut, following a dispute [...]

2018-10-16T01:16:12+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Pharma group promises more drug price transparency with new TV ads

By Danielle Haynes  (0) Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said PhRMA's announcement was a "small step in the right direction." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The United States' largest drug industry trade group said Monday that member companies will begin directing patients to information about prescription drug costs [...]

2018-10-15T22:17:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Justice Dept. approves $69B merger between CVS, Aetna

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) The Justice Department signed off on a merger between CVS and Aetna Wednesday, clearing the way for the long-awaited acquisition worth nearly $70 billion. File photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock/UPI Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Department of Justice gave conditional approval Wednesday to the $69 billion merger between CVS Health and insurer Aetna. The [...]

2018-10-10T21:57:11+00:00October 10th, 2018|

Trump signs bills ending ‘gag orders’ on prescription drug prices

By Daniel Uria  (0) President Donald Trump signs the Know the Lowest Price Act the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 10, 2018. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Oct. 10 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump signed a pair of bills lifting so-called gag orders preventing [...]

2018-10-10T21:49:28+00:00October 10th, 2018|

See who is and isnt selling Pot in Canada

Walmart Canada has decided against offering cannabis-based products, after exploring the possibility of selling them. The retail giant also said it has no plans yet to offer medical marijuana at its pharmacies. Other retailers — including Shoppers Drug Mart — have embraced the new industry, which will be legalized across the country on Oct. 17. The Canadian pharmacy chain [...]

2018-10-10T13:08:36+00:00October 10th, 2018|

Marriott hotel workers go on strike in several cities across U.S.

Striking Workers Picket Marriott Hotel in San Jose CBS San Francisco Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Thousands of Marriott Hotel workers in eight cities across the United States are on strike for higher wages after months of failed negotiations. Workers in the Hawaiian cities of Maui and Oahu on Monday joined their colleagues in Detroit, Boston, San Diego, Oakland and San [...]

2018-10-09T14:07:21+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Privacy breach spells end of social network

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) Google announced that it will shut down Google+ after finding a bug that exposed user information to third-party developers. Photo by lightpoet/Shutterstock/UPI Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Google will be shutting down Google+ over a 10-month period after disclosing a glitch that allowed outside developers to access private information. More than 500,000 Google+ users [...]

2018-10-09T13:31:56+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Mattress Firm files bankruptcy, will close hundreds of U.S. stores

Sommer Brokaw  (1) Oct. 5 (UPI) -- National retailer Mattress Firm announced Friday it's going into bankruptcy and will close hundreds of stores in the United States. Sales for the Texas-based company have fallen after it stretched resources with three acquisitions in recent years, including Mattress Giant, Sleep Train and Sleepy's. "The process we have initiated [...]

2018-10-06T14:42:32+00:00October 6th, 2018|

United flight from LA prompts emergency at Sydney airport

A United Airlines Boeing 787 lands at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. A 787 for the U.S. carrier prompted an emergency response Thursday upon landing in Sydney, Australia. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The international airport in Sydney was closed Thursday after an emergency call was made by a United [...]

2018-10-04T13:36:00+00:00October 4th, 2018|