Dow Falls 660 Points as Apple’s Warning Stokes Concerns of a Global Economic Slowdown

U.S. stocks suffered another day of volatile declines, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 660 points, or nearly 3%, as Apple’s warning that revenue in the busy holiday quarter would be weaker than expected amplified concerns about a global economic slowdown. Apple is not only one of the most widely held stocks, it’s a …

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall List Expands to Include More Valsartan Tablets

2018 ended in what had become the year’s drug recall style, with an addition to the still-growing list of blood pressure drugs being recalled due to contamination concerns. On the last day of last year, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued yet another warning for yet another hypertension medication. On Dec. 31, …

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The lies Comcast allegedly told customers to hide full cost of service

Enlarge / A Comcast Service Vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. (credit: Getty Images | jetcityimage) A new lawsuit filed against Comcast details an extensive list of lies the cable company allegedly told customers in order to hide the full cost of service. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Comcast in Hennepin County District …

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Bay Area: Join us 1/9 to talk about personal data security in 2019

Enlarge / Askhan Soltani has worked with the FTC and as an independent researcher, exploring data privacy issues. Recently, he testified about Facebook’s privacy policies before the US and UK governments. (credit: Ashkan Soltani) The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Data breaches at hotels, banks, rideshare companies, and hospitals. Facial recognition. DNA databases. We’re living through the …

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Texas indicts Cody Wilson on multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor

Nathan Mattise AUSTIN, Texas—More than three months have passed since a warrant (PDF) initially went out for Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson’s arrest. That document detailed Wilson’s alleged sexual assault against a female “child younger than 17 years of age” whom he reportedly solicited through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com. Last Friday, December 28, the State of …

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Wild monkeys with killer herpes are breeding like crazy in Florida

Enlarge (credit: Getty | DEA / C.DANI / I.JESKE) A quick reminder: there’s a band of feral monkeys running wild in Central Florida that carries a type of herpes lethal to humans. The mischievous simians—who are not shy around people—can transmit deadly disease with just a scratch, nip, or fling of poo. Last year, experts …

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