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August 17, 2018 Trump declares opioids from Mexico, China 'almost a form of warfare,' tells Sessions to sue drug makersSource: Fox News
Calling opioids coming into the U.S. from China and Mexico "almost a form of warfare," President Trump on Thursday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate foreign sources of fentanyl that he said are "killing our...
Source: The Street
Stocks surged on Thursday, Aug. 16, after China said it was set to resume trade talks with the United States and Walmart Inc. (WMT) topped earnings estimates and raised full-year guidance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...
August 17, 2018 Tesla said to seek number 2 exec as Musk’s behavior angers boardSource: The Verge
Tesla is said to be looking for a COO or other number 2 executive to work directly under Elon Musk following concerns over the CEO’s recent erratic behavior, according to a report in The New York Times. Musk told the Times in an...
August 17, 2018 What the Foreshadow Flaw Means for the Future of CryptocurrencySource: Coin Desk
Yet another dire security flaw was unveiled Tuesday with potential ripple effects across the tech world, including for cryptocurrency projects seeking to leverage certain hardware devices.
CEOs for the 350 largest US companies earned an average pay of $18.9 million in 2017, a sharp 17 percent increase from the previous year, according to a new study by the left leaning Economic Policy Institute. These estimates...
August 17, 2018 Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change modelsSource: Phys.org
Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study.
August 17, 2018 Ebola outbreak shaping up as most dangerous test of world’s ability to respond since global crisisSource: Stat News
The latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is shaping up to be the most dangerous and difficult test of the world’s ability to contain the disease since the catastrophic West African outbreak in 2014 and...
August 17, 2018 U.S. seed sellers push for limits on Monsanto, BASF weed killerSource: stltpday.com
America’s two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck’s Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing U.S. environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weedkiller during upcoming summers — a potential blow...
August 17, 2018 Here’s why those 647 Chipotle customers got sickSource: WGN-TV
Health officials have now identified the problem: Stool samples from those sickened tested positive for Clostridium perfringens, a bacteria that forms when food is left at an unsafe temperature, CNBC reports; it’s one of the most...
August 17, 2018 JCPenney's latest results were absolutely dreadfulSource: CNN
It's hard to imagine how the situation could get any worse at JCPenney, which was once a powerhouse of retail.
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