Economists definitely see a slowing economy, and on Thursday JP Morgan economists cut their forecasts for first quarter growth to 1.5 percent, on top of a lowered 1.4 percent for the fourth quarter. Many economists still see growth holding just above 2 percent. But one problem is that the government's 35-day shutdown, not only could…
Disney, Nestle and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have paused advertising on YouTube after reports of a pedophile network rampant in the comments of monetized videos, according to Bloomberg and spokespeople for the companies. The controversy stems from reports that pedophiles have latched onto videos of young children, often girls, marking time stamps that show child…
Special counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver a report to the attorney general next week, as was previously reported by multiple outlets, a senior Department of Justice official told NBC News on Friday. Attorney General William Barr was preparing to announce the completion of Mueller's investigation into any links between President Donald Trump and Russia…
A leading Wall Street firm predicts global interest rates could fall to three year lows this year — to about 1 percent. According to Medley Global Advisors' Ben Emons, the scenario is becoming more likely because inflation is very subdued. "With all this shock that happened in the fourth quarter and energy prices falling quite…
The company has been around for more than a decade, but said its new diabetes report is the first of its kind. It was developed using data from 2.5 million of its users who consented to the research. Previous reports have relied on information from publicly-available data-sets, as well as 23andMe's own database. With this…
Apple just announced a press event that will take place at 10 a.m. Pacific on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. It's where Apple is expected to introduce a new streaming TV service that will, at least to start, offer iPhone and iPad owners access to free original showsthat will be provided…
Safety is a concern, as hydrogen is flammable, but so is gasoline and lithium-ion batteries. The transportation of hydrogen for use at refueling stations poses additional safety risks — stations use sensors to monitor for leaks. There have not been serious incidents reported in California, and the industrial sector has been transporting hydrogen for decades.…
Elon Musk tweeted — then revised — projections for full-year Tesla manufacturing numbers. The CEO said late Tuesday that Tesla would make "around" 500,000 vehicles in 2019, later clarifying he "meant to say" the company's annualized production rate at the end of 2019 could be around 500,000 vehicles — or a production rate of 10,000…
Vietnam is still considered a lower middle-income country by the World Bank and a frontier market by major index providers — which means the country is thought to be less established and riskier to invest in. But that's still a long way from the time when it was one of the poorest nations in the…
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 200.64 points higher at 25,650.88 after falling more than 200 points. The S&P 500 gained 1.47 percent to end the day at 2,783.30, led by a 2.17 percent jump in the tech sector. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 2.02 percent to 7,558.06. That snapped a five-day losing…
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