Apple reportedly is getting closer to removing the lightning port from high-end iPhones in favor of wireless charging. Doing so would boost demand, as well as prices, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says.
NBC's workplace culture has come under fire again amid rumors of racist and toxic behavior occurring on the set of "America's Got Talent." One issue involves actress Gabrielle Union, who recently was fired as a judge on the show and reportedly told that her hairstyles were "too black" for the audience.
Young adolescents who had Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Snapchat accounts, but not girls with Facebook and Instagram, scored significantly higher in a test measuring disordered eating thoughts, while those with more social media accounts had higher scores for disordered eating thoughts and behaviors, according to an Australian study in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Similar findings took place with teen boys.
Goldman Sachs' revenue and profit centers have eroded, in part because of regulation and electronic trading, and the task of restructuring and rejuvenating the company falls to CEO David Solomon. He's implementing the company's first multiyear strategic plan and emphasizing financial and bureaucratic efficiency, while Goldman has also relaxed its office culture, starting with the dress code.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says the retailer has caught up to other retailers when it comes to fresh food quality thanks to its Produce 2.0 initiative. Improved produce department layouts will be introduced to about half of the retailer's stores next year.
The World Health Organization reported that measles cases around the world rose from 7,585,900 in 2017 to 9,769,400 in 2018, while measles-related deaths increased from 124,000 to 142,300 during the same period, with most deaths involving unvaccinated children. Meanwhile, a CDC study in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that although yearly global measles incidence and deaths dropped between 2000 and 2018 and vaccination prevented 23.2 million deaths during that period, the number of infections and deaths have increased since 2016.
Spotify's worldwide "Wrapped" campaign features out-of-home ads across 21 markets that showcase the sometimes odd listening habits of users from the last decade and includes a New York's Penn Station takeover, TV and digital ads, and enables people to share their own listening data on social. "We hope we'll remind people of the moments this decade that inspired them to smile, share, laugh -- or sometimes just scratch their head," says Spotify's Global Executive Creative Director Alex Bodman.
Five Below has opened upwards of 150 stores in the past 18 months, including a location on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Now, in addition to adding stores, the discount retailer is diversifying with in-store features, including new electronics offerings and video game lounges to raise brand awareness and increase sales.
New York City's Rikers Island jail complex will be closed by 2026, and the land would make an ideal testing site for housing that incorporates new architectural, design and software technology, Emil Skandul writes. Modified streets could accommodate a greater number of transit options, and waste, energy and building needs could be met more efficiently with new infrastructure.
Dr. Stephen Hahn, chief medical executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and President Donald Trump's nominee to head the FDA, told a Senate health committee that he's willing to work with lawmakers to address drug shortages and noted he has experienced the consequences of the problem in his work as a radiation oncologist. Speaking at his confirmation hearing, Hahn said he's willing to work to reduce prescription drug costs by stimulating innovation and promoting competition with generic and biosimilar drugs.
The Commerce Department recently gave rural carriers an additional 90-day extension of their ability to work with from Huawei Technologies, six months after the government imposed restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer, as trade talks between the two countries enter a sensitive period. Competitive Carriers Association's Alexi Maltas noted the extension will allow smaller carriers to maintain their Huawei networks by downloading software and patches.
The $29.1 billion Gateway Program connecting New York and New Jersey that includes a tunnel under the Hudson River tops a list of major transportation projects across New York. Work is planned or underway on the list's nine projects, which include expansion of the Long Island Rail Road and renovations at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.
High school students have inspired throngs of activists and ordinary citizens worldwide to join the Global Climate Strike today to demand action on climate change from their national leaders. Over a million students were excused from school in New York City to participate in strike protests, while similar demonstrations are occurring in major cities all over the world.
The Department of Homeland Security will not proceed with a proposal to require all US citizens to submit to facial scans when entering and exiting the country.
The first Jimmy Buffett-influenced Margaritaville Resort in Texas is scheduled to open next summer. Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe will be built about 55 miles north of Houston and will feature 335 upscale suites, 32 waterfront villas and 72,000 square feet of meeting space.