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Business & Lifestyle

The week in business: throwing billions at the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic

By now, you probably know every detail about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in the entire world and how it has engulfed 198 countries. The news channels are filled with stories about people practicing social distancing and living in isolation through this grim situation. The US is one of the worst-hit areas, with 68,000 people reportedly affected, with over 1,000 people dead. Under such a grave scenario, it’s only obvious that it’s economic conditions of the US will experience a negative […]

todayMarch 29, 2020

Decision 2018

Kentucky state representative found dead following child molestation allegation

MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (UPI) -- A Kentucky state representative was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after he was accused of sexually molesting a 17-year-old girl. Police said Dan Johnson, 57, shot himself in the head after driving to the bank of a river in Mt. Washington, Ky. Shortly before he died, Johnson posted a message on Facebook denying the accusations and encouraging people to blame Satan, not the accuser, WDRB-TV reported. "The accusations from NPR are false GOD and only GOD […]

todayDecember 14, 2017


Report: Mario Batali steps away from ‘The Chew’, restaurant empire amid harassment allegations

NEW YORK (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping away from the day-to-day operations of his restaurant empire, as well as his co-hosting position on the lifestyle program The Chew, after sexual harassment allegations against him have come to light. Four women told Eater New York Batali touched them inappropriately during the past two decades. Batali, 57, did not deny the allegations when asked to comment. "I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt," the cook and author said in a […]

todayDecember 12, 2017

Business & Lifestyle

CVS Health, Aetna agree to $69 billion merger

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (UPI) -- CVS Health has announced it will buy insurer Aetna for about $69 billion, a deal which potentially could reshape America's healthcare industry. Both companies announced the acquisition Sunday, which had been the subject of negotiations for months. CVS will pay $207 per share for Aetna and its debt, and Aetna shareholders will receive $145 per share and about 0.84 of a CVS share for each Aetna share, the statement said. The combination of the two businesses would combine CVS, with […]

todayDecember 4, 2017

Business & Lifestyle

Homeland Security notifies 21 states targeted by Russian election hacking

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security contacted election officials in every state to clarify whether or not they were target by Russian hackers during the 2016 presidential election. Homeland Security had found evidence of Russian activity in 21 states earlier this year, but notified the individual states that were targeted for the first time on Friday after months of complaints from election officials due to the lack of information, NPR reported. "We heard that feedback," Bob Kolasky, deputy undersecretary for […]

todaySeptember 23, 2017 2

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