Occidental finance chief pledges to quickly pare acquisition debt

Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY.N) expects to quickly reduce the $40 billion in debt it took on with its purchase of Anadarko Petroleum, the company’s finance chief said on Monday. Cedric Burgher, in his first public remarks since the $38 billion acquisition closed last week, told an EnerCom energy conference audience, the resulting debt burden was […]


Drinking bleach will not cure cancer or autism, FDA warns

Federal regulators issued a warning Monday urging people not to drink a chlorine dioxide solution that is often promoted online as a remedy for autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other conditions. The products — known as Miracle Mineral Solution, MMS and Chlorine Dioxide Protocol among other monikers — have not been approved by the Food and […]


FBI agents swarm Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean island

FBI agents raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean on Monday in a vivid display that the probe into his alleged sex trafficking ring is continuing despite his death. A swarm of federal agents was seen fanning out across Little St. James in golf carts about 10:30 a.m. “We were just trying to look […]


Now Epic drastically reduces chance Fortnite’s hated mechs will spawn

Epic has quietly made a big change to Fortnite’s much-hated mechs – but if you’re playing the game’s standard modes you won’t see any difference. After promising a design change to help balance mechs in a blog post last Friday, fans reacted with a fairly unanimous shrug of the shoulders. Adding a warning laser to […]


Another 100-point season would put McDavid in exclusive club

Each day in the month of August we’ll be examining a different NHL team — from looking back at last season to discussing a player under pressure to identifying X-factors to asking questions about the future. Today we look at the Edmonton Oilers. Four years into his NHL career and Connor McDavid has already matched […]


Oregon joins states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile, Sprint merger

Oregon has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, the New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the lawsuit along with California, said on Monday. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia are now seeking to stop the merger, which the states argue […]


Samsung and Xiaomi benefit from Huawei misery

US aggression towards Huawei seems to be paying-off as smartphone shipments in Europe swing away from the Chinese vendor, towards Samsung and Xiaomi. Although Huawei is still a profitable and growing company, some might fear this growth is too concentrated on the Chinese market thanks to US attempts to damage credibility internationally. According to Canalys […]


U.S. senators ask Amazon CEO if ‘Amazon’s Choice’ deceives consumers

Two U.S. senators asked Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Monday how the “Amazon’s Choice” badge on certain products is determined and whether the mark deceives consumers into purchasing “products of inferior quality.” “We are concerned the badge is assigned in an arbitrary manner, or worse, based on fraudulent product reviews,” Democratic Senators Bob […]


Parents of Ohio teen who suffocated in minivan sue city of Cincinnati

The family of an Ohio teen who suffocated to death in his minivan last year announced Monday they are suing the city of Cincinnati for wrongful death over their son’s 911 calls they allege were improperly handled. Kyle Plush, 16, died April 10, 2018, after he became pinned by a third-row seat in the back […]


Nissin Releases Game-Changing Nutritious Instant Ramen

As amazing as instant ramen is when it comes to tastiness and convenience, the one problem that has always plagued instant noodles is its lack of nutritional value. However, Nissin, one of the biggest experts and manufacturers of instant noodles, have now solved the problem with its new All-In Noodles line of instant ramen. According […]