Bipartisan lawmakers introduce bill to improve infrastructure in poor neighborhoods

- A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that hopes to rebuild infrastructure in poor communities while reducing the national debt. Introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly, R-Pa., William Lacy Clay, Jr., D-Mo., and Ted Budd, R-N.C., the Generating American Income and Infrastructure Act, or GAIIN Act, would require the Department of [...]

2018-06-15T12:12:49+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

CDC: Kellogg’s cereal source of 31-state salmonella outbreak

Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due To Possible Salmonella Link CBS Boston June 15 (UPI) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 73 people in 31 states is linked to a variety of Kellogg's cereal. The CDC said from March 3 to May 28 the outbreak sent 24 [...]

2018-06-15T12:05:06+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Self-driving cars could cost 4M jobs, but give boost to economy

-- Self-driving vehicles could result in the loss of 4 million jobs in the United States, but the drop in employment may be offset by an $800 billion annual boost to the economy, a new study indicates. The report, commissioned by Securing America's Future Energy, a non-profit seeking to reduce U.S. reliance on oil, said [...]

2018-06-14T13:29:01+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Comcast makes $65B bid for 21st Century Fox assets

June 13 (UPI) -- Comcast announced a $65 billion all-cash bid Wednesday for portions of 21st Century Fox that Disney was already seeking to purchase. Comcast sent a letter to the board of directors of 21st Century Fox offering $35 per share in cash for the assets, representing a premium of about 19 percent of [...]

2018-06-14T13:23:23+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Pepsi plant in Mexico closes over threats of gang violence

- A Pepsi bottling and distribution plant in Mexico has shut down because officials say rising threats of gang violence have made it too dangerous to operate. The move to close Grupo Gepp's Ciudad Altamirano plant comes less than three months after Coca-Cola Femsa similarly closed its plant there, affecting about 100 workers. Employees said [...]

2018-06-13T14:10:00+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

Guess co-founder Marciano ousted after sexual harassment probe

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has resigned as chairman of the clothing company's board after weeks of investigation into sexual harassment accusations against him. In a filing by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, Guess said the claims against Marciano include inappropriate comments and text messages and unwanted sexual advances. An internal company investigation declared [...]

2018-06-13T13:56:23+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

Kia to recall 500,000 vehicles over ….

- Kia Motors Corp. plans to recall over 500,000 cars in the United States this summer to fix an air bag flaw linked to a federal investigation into fatal crashes. The recall impacts 507,587 vehicles, including 2010-13 Kia Forte, Forte Koup sedans; 2011-13 Kia Optima sedans; and 2011-12 Kia Optima Hybrid sedans and Sedona minivans, [...]

2018-06-10T14:53:36+00:00 June 10th, 2018|

Facebook bug set 14M users’ post settings to public

- A software bug caused some Facebook users' posts to be shared with more people than they intended for a 10-day period in May, the company announced Thursday. Facebook allows users to select who can view each of their individual posts, but the social network said Thursday that the bug changed the privacy settings of [...]

2018-06-07T23:24:07+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

Wells Fargo sells 52 Midwest branches to Flagstar Bank

- Wells Fargo announced an agreement Tuesday to sell 52 of its retail bank branches in four Midwestern states. The bank issued a statement announcing the sale of all 33 of its branches in Indiana, all 14 in Michigan, its lone branch in Ohio and four branches in Wisconsin to Flagstar Bank. The sale affects [...]

2018-06-06T16:10:11+00:00 June 6th, 2018|

Facebook says it gave Chinese smartphone maker access to user data

) -- Facebook says it has provided access to its user data to Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, a company U.S. intelligence agencies have said is a security threat. The social media giant said Tuesday it had partnered with Chinese device makers that permitted the companies to recreate Facebook-like experiences for users. The news follows a [...]

2018-06-06T16:00:42+00:00 June 6th, 2018|