Americans are only getting bigger, and once again Southern and Midwestern states have the highest obesity rates in the U.S.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., formally kicked off his long shot campaign for president at an event in Burlington on Tuesday. Sanders described his campaign as a political revolution to transform the country economically, politically, socially and environmentally.
Stocks have moved mostly higher in early trading on Wednesday, regaining some ground following the sell-off seen in the previous session. The major averages have climbed into positive territory but remain well off their recent highs.
Video game publisher Activision Blizzard, Inc. said that the third installment in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will make its debut on June 2. The third downloadable content or DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, named as 'Supremacy,' will be available first on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for platforms such as Xbox One and Xbox 360.
After ending the previous session substantially lower, stocks may regain some ground in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 26 points.
Snapchat Inc.'s founder and CEO Evan Spiegel disclosed that the ephemeral messaging service is preparing for an initial public offering. However, he did not provide details on the timing of the IPO. Spiegel added that his company, which had rebuffed Facebook Inc.'s $3 billion takeover bid in 2013, was not interested in attracting any more takeover offers.
Top officials of football's governing body were arrested Wednesday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich over suspected corruption amounting to millions of US dollars, reports say. Swiss police carried out the early-morning operation at the request of US Department of Justice. The Department, backed by an F.B.I. investigation, alleged widespread corruption in FIFA over the past two decades, involving bid
Jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. (TIF) Wednesday said its profit for the first quarter declined from the prior year, amid lower sales, owing to adverse currency and difficult prior-year comparisons in Japan. Further, the company incurred higher expenses primarily related to marketing spending. For the full year, the company continues to forecast minimal growth in net earnings per share.
Ever wonder how rockets launch or spacecraft lands when coming back from space? Curious about the technology that gives us those spectacular images of other planets and distant stars? Join NASA scientists and educators for answers with hands-on activities at the World Science Festival, which begins in New York today. From mega space telescopes to space navigation, NASA is planning a variety of in
In an unusual incident, an Airbus operated by Singapore Airlines temporarily lost power on both its Rolls Royce engines during a flight and plunged almost 13,000 feet or 3.96 kilometers. However, pilots managed to save the Airbus through standard operational procedures and it continued on its routine path.
Luxury home builder Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) Wednesday said its second-quarter profit increased from the previous year, helped by lower taxes. Revenues fell from the prior year and missed estimates. Further, the company tightened its expectation of home deliveries for the year.
Wall Street stocks look set to open Wednesday's session on a nervous note following Tuesday's negative performance. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks ending mostly lower, while the European markets are currently advancing, helped by bargain hunting. A report showing an unexpected improvement in German consumer sentiment is also aiding sentiment.
Shares of XBiotech (XBIT) are up over 11% in pre-market trading on Wednesday as investors welcome the company's achievement of successfully isolating and cloning an anti-Ebola product candidate using its True Human antibody discovery platform.
Germany's consumer sentiment is poised to improve further to its highest value in more than thirteen years in June as strong domestic demand and low inflation boost growth prospects. The forward-looking consumer sentiment rose unexpectedly to 10.2 in June from 10.1 in May, survey data from market research group GfK showed Wednesday. This was the highest score since October 2001.
Dutch supermarket chain Koninklijke Ahold NV (AHONY.PK, AHODF.PK) Wednesday reported its first-quarter net profit that increased significantly from the previous year, particularly helped by higher loss from discontinued operations recorded last year. However, operating income dropped on increased restructuring and related charges, as well as impairments.