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Norway to invite more U.S. Marines, for longer and closer to Russia

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia.<p>The government in Oslo has grown increasingly concerned about Russia following its annexation of Crimea in …

Russia

E3 2018: Fallout 76, Super Smash Bros. and everything else from Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation

The Los Angeles Convention Center will remain open to gamers until Thursday at 6 p.m., but the bulk of the E3 news we cared about was over and done with before the doors even opened on Tuesday. Press conferences and online briefings from the likes of EA, Bethesda, Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft and …

Gaming Industry

Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

It’s the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market. Today, Oath (which also owns TechCrunch) announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as it continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have a relevant place in the …

Apps

Why are there so many devastating volcanic eruptions right now?

First Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has been spewing lava and ash for more than a month. Then Guatemala, where the Volcan del Fuego volcano …

Kilauea

Fortive Offers $2.7 Billion for J&J's Medical-Equipment Sterilization Business

Industrial-equipment maker Fortive Corp. has made a $2.7 billion offer to buy Advanced Sterilization Products from a Johnson & Johnson unit.<p>Fortive said Wednesday that the provider of sterilization and disinfection products would help it increase revenue and expand its positions in attractive …

Johnson & Johnson

The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment

One winter morning in a conventional suburb outside Albany, N.Y., Nancy Salzman, the 63-year-old president of a self-improvement company named Nxivm, sat on a mahogany-colored stool in her kitchen. Her tasteful home was surrounded by other Nxivm members’ modest townhouses or capacious stone …

Battlestar Galactica

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

New Jersey

California jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.<p>Jurors in Los Angeles recommended $4 million in punitive damages Thursday after finding the …

Johnson & Johnson

U.S. jury awards Apple $539 million in Samsung patent retrial

(Reuters) - After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million to Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages.<p>…

Patents

6 Signs Your Business Idea Is Ready for Financing

Potential investors need to be convinced that your idea is viable before they offer you cash.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s thrilling to hit on a great idea for a business, and envision yourself at the helm of a lucrative new endeavor. Less thrilling, …

Small Business

WSJ’s John Carreyrou says Theranos is a ‘cautionary tale’ for the health-tech industry

The too-good-to-be-true company’s CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, was obsessed with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.<p>In October 2015, Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou published his first article about health-tech startup Theranos, which had raised hundreds of millions of dollars toward …

Silicon Valley

Think Solar Is Upending California’s Power Grid Now? Just Wait

California just mandated that nearly all new homes have solar, starting in less than two years. Now, it’s going to have to figure out what to do with …

20% of Americans Say Their Next Car Will Be Electric, Survey Says

Demand for electric vehicles is rising in the U.S. with 20% of Americans saying their next vehicle will be an electric car, according to an AAA …

New C.D.C. Director’s $375,000 Salary Under Scrutiny

<i>[UPDATE: The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that Dr. Robert R. Redfield’s salary would be cut.]</i><p>WASHINGTON — The high salary set for the newly appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come under criticism from Senate Democrats and watchdog …

Public Health

Amazon sale drops a popular $200 robot vacuum to just $80

<b>UPDATE: Well, you guys definitely swarmed at this deal! It’s unfortunately sold out now, but here’s another great robot vacuum you can get for less</b> …

Sophisticated

2nd Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says apps and quizzes like 'Sex Compass' gathered data from way more than 87 million Facebook users

The data from as many as 87 million Facebook accounts obtained by Cambridge Analytica in a massive data breach was probably just the tip of the iceberg.<p>That's according to the written testimony that Brittany Kaiser, Cambridge Analytica's former business development director, gave on Tuesday to the …

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Anti-Defamation League

Why Would an Ad Create the ‘Worst Song in the World’? To Make a Pretty Relatable Point, Actually

The amusing new ad from French food-and-sundries retailer Monoprix poses a pretty basic question: Why would a young woman suffer through an …

Dangerous ground-shaking TREMORS expected after series of earthquakes hit near 'Ring of Fire' fault line in the US

A series of earthquakes have struck close to a fault line in the US sparking fears of greater tremors around the so-called "Ring of Fire".<p>The …

Elon Musk has removed Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook pages after Twitter challenge

Apologies to Elon’s social media manager<p>During a tweetstorm, Elon Musk has removed both of his companies’ Facebook pages after being challenged to do so by a few of his followers. The pages of both SpaceX and Tesla are now inactive. Each had around 2.6 million followers.<p>Musk was answering a flurry …

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Vehicle

I'm a financial planner, and these are the 4 factors that will determine your financial success

Financial planning can be very complicated because you have to balance all the information and changes in your life.<p>To simplify the process, here are four factors that have the biggest impact on your probability of success.<p>1. How long you work affects your retirement income<p>This is one of the …

Millennials have a new shopping habit that could spell trouble for Forever 21 and H&M

These days you're as likely to spot a Patagonia fleece on the back of an explorer clambering their way up the side of a mountain face as you are to see it on a hipster sipping coffee in Brooklyn.<p>Practical fashion is en vogue, and it's being driven by millennial customers' desire to shop at brands …

Amazon may soon send you a photo of your own front door — here's why

Amazon is getting more acquainted with your front porch.<p>Amazon forwards that photo to the customer, who can view it in the Your Orders section on the website or in a delivery notification on the app.<p>The photo, included in the delivery confirmation, is meant to help the customer identify where and …

They shared their lives on YouTube. Then an obsessed fan came calling — with a gun.

Christopher Giles passed his hours plugged into the Internet, either gripping an Xbox controller or burning through YouTube videos. He was 23 and lived by himself in a two-story apartment complex topped with stucco in a northern Albuquerque neighborhood. It was an existence a police investigator …

Giles

Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces

In the <i>Matrix</i> series, Keanu Reeves wears futuristic sunglasses to look cool when fighting against machines. But in China, police are now wearing sunglasses equipped with facial-recognition technology to catch criminal suspects.<p>Railway police in Zhengzhou, a central Chinese city, are the first in the …

How Does Social Security Calculate My Benefit Check?

<b>Question:</b> My wife died two years ago at age 53. I am currently 53. At the time, I was told that I would receive 80% of her Social Security when I …

Tesla posted a big gain on Monday — here are 3 reasons why that happened

On Monday, as markets were wrapping up trading, Tesla surged over 6% to close at $336.<p>The move was baffling. I initially thought that there might some news coming after the bell. But nothing arrived.<p>Last week, Tesla reported pretty weak delivery numbers for its all-important Model 3— just 1,550 in …

Ethereum's co-founder says the crypto market will crash and consolidate

A number of alternative cryptocurrencies have rallied substantially in recent weeks as investors look beyond the most prominent cryptocurrency …

Acer just announced the "thinnest computer in the world"

Along with updates to the Nitro 5 and Spin 3<p>Generally, laptops at CES tend to be toward the middle of the pack, with companies saving their more unique or impressive models for less crowded times. While Acer has shown up at CES this year with a trio of updated versions of older models, there is at …