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El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) Updates FY 2020 After-Hours Earnings Guidance

El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) Updates FY 2020 After-Hours Earnings Guidance

El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) issued an update on its FY 2020After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 0.75-0.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus... 
People still love their paper maps vs digital ones

People still love their paper maps vs digital ones

Various people across the US from New Jersey to California still keep a paper map on hand for several reasons. Stephanie Kivett Ohnegian from New Jersey keeps a paper map in her car because there are times when a GPS signal... 
Infants Prove that Altruism is an Inherent Human Trait

Infants Prove that Altruism is an Inherent Human Trait

Human behavior is complicated.  As a matter of fact, the debate as to Humanity’s inherent goodness (or evil-ness) is among the oldest philosophical debates, argued by thinkers like Plato and Aristotle.   But... 
The New York Times Cuts Down on Advertising, Boosts Digital Subscriptions

The New York Times Cuts Down on Advertising, Boosts Digital Subscriptions

People hate getting bombarded with ads on their favorite websites; and people love The New York Times. So it only makes sense that people are getting tired of ads on the digital version of the popular newspaper.  And from... 
Get More Flavonol To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Get More Flavonol To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

You have probably heard the term before, but perhaps not fully understood what a flavonol is.  This is a type of flavonoid, which is a phytochemical naturally found in plants.  Flavonols are important because... 
Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $344M in Pelvic Mesh Case

Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $344M in Pelvic Mesh Case

On Thursday this week, a California judge ordered personal care company Johnson & Johnson to pay nearly $344 million in penalties to the Golden State following a ruling that the company misled women over the inherent safety... 
Infant Incline Sleepers Recalled Over Potential Suffocation Risk

Infant Incline Sleepers Recalled Over Potential Suffocation Risk

The US federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced, this week, a recall of more than 165,000 infant incline sleepers due to concerns over suffocation risk.  Four baby product manufacturers have been impacted... 
Car insurance premiums rise due to new safety gadgets

Car insurance premiums rise due to new safety gadgets

Car insurance rates have risen over the last 10 years by 29.6% averaging $1,548 last year up from $1,194 in 2011. Zebra, an insurance shopping site, published a detailed report, citing the increase outpaced both inflation and... 
Disney Adjusts CEO Bob Iger’s Pay Down to $47.5 Million

Disney Adjusts CEO Bob Iger’s Pay Down to $47.5 Million

Chief executive of Disney, Bob Iger, received $47.5 million in compensation in 2019. Now, that might sound like a lot of money—and it is, under normal circumstances—but it was actually 28 percent less than what he received... 
Starbucks wants to cut down its carbon footprint by reducing single-use plastics and other items

Starbucks wants to cut down its carbon footprint by reducing single-use plastics and other items

Starbucks is following China’s lead in cutting down its carbon footprint by cutting its carbon, waste and water use by 505 by 2030. China announced that it was currently banning all single-use plastics in major cities and by... 
Best Buy Board of Directors Investigating CEO Corie Barry Over Misconduct Allegations

Best Buy Board of Directors Investigating CEO Corie Barry Over Misconduct Allegations

The board of directors at Best Buy Co is currently investigating allegations that chief executive Corie Barry had what is considered an inappropriate relationship with a colleague who then left the company just before Barry accepted... 
You can brush your teeth in ten seconds using a Y-shaped electric toothbrush

You can brush your teeth in ten seconds using a Y-shaped electric toothbrush

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, the Y-Brush, as it is named, made its second debut in its final form. The Y-Brush can brush all of your teeth in just 10 seconds and now you can actually purchase... 
Frequent users of Marijuana are dangerous drivers even when they are sober

Frequent users of Marijuana are dangerous drivers even when they are sober

Forty-five people were recruited to be tested for the latest research study in a driving simulator to see what effects Marijuana use (aka cannabis, pot) had on their driving skills and it was found that heavy users were dangerous... 
Bankruptcy filed by Borden one of America’s oldest milk producers

Bankruptcy filed by Borden one of America’s oldest milk producers

Elsie the Cow is bellowing a sad moo today as Borden Dairy Co., founded before the Civil War has filed for bankruptcy due to tumbling milk consumption and the rising price of milk which has crippled the dairy industry with debt. Borden... 
Sing a long with a built-in Kohler audio showerhead

Sing a long with a built-in Kohler audio showerhead

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 is just around the corner and Kohler who is famous for its high-end kitchen and bath hardware will once again be displaying new innovations to make your smart home even more luxurious.   And... 
See a Show or a Visit a Gallery If You Want To Live A Long, Healthy Life

See a Show or a Visit a Gallery If You Want To Live A Long, Healthy Life

Live theatre could save your life.  According to new research from the University College London, even attending just one artistic event a month—whether theatre or a gallery or museum—could cut risk of premature... 
Processed Meat Carries Cancer Risk—But Not All Processed Meats are Equal

Processed Meat Carries Cancer Risk—But Not All Processed Meats are Equal

It has been four years since the World Health Organization classified processed meats as Group 1 carcinogens.  The agency cited there is sufficient evidence that these products do, in fact, cause cancer in humans.  A... 
Record Online Sales Boost US Holiday Shopping Season

Record Online Sales Boost US Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday season is always rife with shopping deals but this year more Americans stayed home than flocked to the malls as online shopping numbers hit a record high. A recent report from Mastercard, released on Wednesday, shows... 
US Unemployment Down from 2-Year High

US Unemployment Down from 2-Year High

New unemployment applications in the United States fell last week after soaring to new heights for nearly two years.  Analysts advise this points to growing stability in the labor market that should continue to support... 
Will Food Labels Connecting Calorie Count to Physical Activity Change Human Eating Habits?

Will Food Labels Connecting Calorie Count to Physical Activity Change Human Eating Habits?

Food labels are important. They tell us not only the nutritional information of the food we eat but also list the ingredients, informing us of potential allergens, sensitivities, or other facts that help us make sound dieting... 
Americans Are Taking Cheap Fish Antibiotics To Circumvent Rising Health Care Costs

Americans Are Taking Cheap Fish Antibiotics To Circumvent Rising Health Care Costs

There is a drug epidemic sweeping across America but it has nothing to do with heroin or fentanyl or even amphetamines.  Apparently, more and more Americans have been buying fish antibiotics, online, as a means to save... 
Federal Reserve Holds Steady on Interest Rates, For Now

Federal Reserve Holds Steady on Interest Rates, For Now

The Federal Reserve will continue to sit on interest rates, this week, noting that the Federal Open Market Committee has elected to keep rates at the target range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent.  In addition, the Fed said it... 
Could Dietary Supplements Delay Aging?

Could Dietary Supplements Delay Aging?

Getting older is just part of life, but part of getting older is being more vulnerable to certain diseases.  And, unfortunately, the more vulnerable you are to age-related conditions, the lower your quality of life can... 
New Drug Combination Could Help Pass Kidney Stones

New Drug Combination Could Help Pass Kidney Stones

More than half a million Americans go to the emergency room, every year, to deal with kidney stone issues.  Most of the time kidney stones pass out of the body on their own but, of course, this process can be extremely... 
North America Braces for Potential Potato Shortage

North America Braces for Potential Potato Shortage

Potato processors in the United States are scrambling, this week, to buy up supplies and ship them across the continent all for the sake of French fries.  Apparently an extended and unforgivingly cold and wet winter... 
Alynlam Gets FDA Approval for Second RNA Interference Drug, Givlaari.

Alynlam Gets FDA Approval for Second RNA Interference Drug, Givlaari.

The United States Food and Drug Administration, this week, approved a new groundbreaking drug: the second to be based on a Nobel prize-winning technique called RNA interfence.   This emerging treatment intends to... 
FDA Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked with Fresh Thyme Brand Blackberries

FDA Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked with Fresh Thyme Brand Blackberries

The United States Food and Drug Administration is warning of an outbreak of hepatitis that could be linked with fresh blackberries from the Fresh Thyme grocery store chain. In conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control... 
PayPal Set to Acquire Honey for $4 Billion

PayPal Set to Acquire Honey for $4 Billion

Four billion dollars is a lot of money but, apparently, it is not enough to stop PayPal Holdings Inc from acquiring the online discount shopping platform Honey.  And analysts seem to agree, as they note PayPal should... 
To gain better mental health try this optimal diet from a nutritional psychiatrist

To gain better mental health try this optimal diet from a nutritional psychiatrist

Today’s generation is experiencing increased levels of anxiety and nutritional psychiatrist Georgia Ede, M.D. passionately believes the leading cause of it is due to poor nutrition and is the basis of our struggles with mental... 
Scientists may have figured out why newborn babies hiccup

Scientists may have figured out why newborn babies hiccup

As adults we may consider hiccups a nuisance, but scientists have made the discovery that for newborns hiccups could play a crucial role in the development of regulating their breathing by forming a link between their brain and... 
Record $38.4 billion in sales for China’s Alibaba on Singles Day

Record $38.4 billion in sales for China’s Alibaba on Singles Day

Market analysts were predicting on Monday that China’s Alibaba, a multi-conglomerate, global business would hit $37 billion in sales on Nov. 11, dubbed Singles Day or 11/11 Global Shopping Festival or Double 11 Day. Instead... 
Poor Family Relationships Could Increase Certain Health Risks

Poor Family Relationships Could Increase Certain Health Risks

The relationships in your life may have more affect on your health than you think, but a new study advises that its the relationships you can’t choose that might bear the most effect.  The study finds that the... 
Sleep Disturbance Tied to Stroke and Heart Attack

Sleep Disturbance Tied to Stroke and Heart Attack

People who have sleep issues might be at a higher risk for stroke or heart attack, warns a new observational study of roughly half a million people in China.   Study coauthor Liming Li MD, of Peking University, notes... 
Anti-Inflammatory Agents May Be Effective Depression Treatment, Study Finds

Anti-Inflammatory Agents May Be Effective Depression Treatment, Study Finds

The study authors note that these results—which come out of a systematic review, by the way—definitely suggest that anti-inflammatory agents play an important role in helping patients with major depressive disorder. Most importantly,... 
GrubHub Shares Down 40 Percent As Business Slips

GrubHub Shares Down 40 Percent As Business Slips

The food delivery business is highly competitive, so much in fact that one of the industry pioneers has hit on a few struggles.  As a matter of fact, share price of GrubHub fell more than 40 percent this week, to hit... 
Target Expects Busy Holiday Season With Early Promotions and Hiring Boost

Target Expects Busy Holiday Season With Early Promotions and Hiring Boost

With the back-to-school season now past us, retailers are turning their attention to the rest of the busiest part of the year, a season that starts with Halloween and carries on through the New Year.  Accordingly, retailers... 
Procter & Gamble Earnings and Sales Beat Quarter Estimates, Boosting Shares

Procter & Gamble Earnings and Sales Beat Quarter Estimates, Boosting Shares

Procter & Gamble reported, this week, strong quarterly earnings, besting both top and bottom line analyst expectations. This helped the company to bump sales and earnings outlook for the whole year.   The consumer... 
Biogen Reverses Abandoned Drug Trial, Now Looking for FDA Approval

Biogen Reverses Abandoned Drug Trial, Now Looking for FDA Approval

Early this week, drugmaker Biogen made a surprising announcement of a plan to seek US regulatory approval of is new Alzheimer’s treatment.  The reveal comes after the latest data from two discontinued studies showed... 
Johnson & Johnson Issues Baby Powder Recall Over Asbestos Concerns

Johnson & Johnson Issues Baby Powder Recall Over Asbestos Concerns

At the end of last week, Johnson & Johnson announced the beginning of a voluntary recall of its popular Baby Powder, in the United States, on concerns of asbestos contamination.  It should be noted that the recall... 
Filings for 30,000 more Starlink satellites have been submitted by SpaceX

Filings for 30,000 more Starlink satellites have been submitted by SpaceX

Earth’s orbital space is littered with thousands of satellites, probes, landers, cargo craft, crewed spacecraft, and space station flight elements – approximately 8,500, as reported by the United Nations Office for Outer... 
Social Security benefits will increase by 1.6% cost-of-living raise in 2020

Social Security benefits will increase by 1.6% cost-of-living raise in 2020

COLA for Social Security recipients is back or will be in 2020! The Cost-of-living adjustment or better known as COLA will be a 1.6% increase for 68 million Americans who currently rely on Social Security, it was announce by the... 
GE Announce Pension Freeze for at 20,000 Workers

GE Announce Pension Freeze for at 20,000 Workers

Industrial industry giant General Electric announced, this week, a plan to freeze pension benefits for approximately 20,000 employees, an attempt to reduce its mounting debt and improve its overall balance sheet.  With... 
Apple will be coming out with a totally new AirPods 3 design

Apple will be coming out with a totally new AirPods 3 design

According to leaks Apple will be coming out with a totally new design for its AirPods earbuds. Earlier this year Apple came out with an updated version of its AirPods with the new H1 chip as well as a new case that recharges... 
Gold prices take a dip as dollar rises due to easing concerns over trade war

Gold prices take a dip as dollar rises due to easing concerns over trade war

Gold prices dipped early this Monday morning due to a strong and active dollar based on the easing of fears of an escalation of the US-China trade war shortly after a report that the US currently does not have any plans of removing... 
Heart attack risk can be significantly reduce ​with Fish oil

Heart attack risk can be significantly reduce ​with Fish oil

In a new study conducted by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) it was found that the potential of cardiovascular and cancer-related health risks could be reduced with the consumption of fish oil and Vitamin D. VITAL,... 
Apple Watches use Titanium in its new Apple Watch 5 series

Apple Watches use Titanium in its new Apple Watch 5 series

Apple announced recently it is using Titanium, a premium precious metal material, in its new Apple Watch 5 series and it is welcome news for Apple Watch fans. The offering of the premium case option in titanium is a step in the... 
Lawsuit Alleges AT&T Inflated DirecTV Subscription Counts To Mislead Investors

Lawsuit Alleges AT&T Inflated DirecTV Subscription Counts To Mislead Investors

Shareholders have recently filed a complaint that media conglomerate AT&T has encouraged employees to create fake accounts for its DirecTV Now streaming service in order to inflate subscriber numbers in an attempt to mislead... 
New Angry Trump Tweets Demand Fed Cut Interest Rates To Zero (Or Less)

New Angry Trump Tweets Demand Fed Cut Interest Rates To Zero (Or Less)

United States President Donald Trump called for the Federal Reserve to maneuver interest rates to zero “or less” in a new bid to engineer negative yields that he claims will finally help the US stimulate growth by curbing... 
GameStop Misses On Earnings, Cuts Forecast; Shares Plummet

GameStop Misses On Earnings, Cuts Forecast; Shares Plummet

In an attempt to make the company more stable financially, GameStop CEO George Sherman recently cut out quarterly dividend payments.  This is an important move for the company leader as they look for any type of stability... 
Walmart and Kroger ask customers to refrain from carrying guns into their stores

Walmart and Kroger ask customers to refrain from carrying guns into their stores

Walmart and Kroger separately announced on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 that they are requesting their customers to not openly carry their guns into their stores. However they will allow customers with concealed gun permits. Plans are...