Deutsche Bank Plans To Buy Back $5.4 Billion In It’s Own Debt

Posted on February 18, 2016Categories Featured   Leave a comment on Deutsche Bank Plans To Buy Back $5.4 Billion In It’s Own Debt

The average U.S. household may owe $15,355 in credit card debt, but Deutsche Bank, a huge German lender, owes more than a couple billion dollars overall, after suffering a loss of $7.4 billion in 2015. In a move intended to increase investor confidence in the German lender and the value of its securities, Deutsche Bank AG intends to buy back $5.4 billion of its senior unsecured debt, Fox Business reported. The buyback is targeting $3.4 billion in euro-denominated securities and $2 billion … Continue reading “Deutsche Bank Plans To Buy Back $5.4 Billion In It’s Own Debt”

IRS Mobile Apps Experience ‘Hardware Failure’ in the Midst of Tax Season

Posted on February 15, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on IRS Mobile Apps Experience ‘Hardware Failure’ in the Midst of Tax Season

Millions of Americans are now beginning to file their taxes, and some are doing it right from their mobile phone. However, a recent malfunction in IRS government-funded apps prevented many people from accessing the network. According to the Federal Times, two different IRS mobile apps experienced a “hardware failure” last week, which disrupted access to several key agency services hosted on IRS.gov. The two IRS programs that were most affected by the hardware malfunction were the e-file system app and the … Continue reading “IRS Mobile Apps Experience ‘Hardware Failure’ in the Midst of Tax Season”

Obama Requests $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Posted on February 12, 2016Categories Featured   Leave a comment on Obama Requests $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

According to The New York Times, Congress faced a request on Monday for $1.8 billion from President Obama to fight the Zika virus, which has spread throughout South and Central America. The Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, poses a threat specifically to pregnant women. Brazil, a country that has been hit particularly hard by the virus, has a reported a significant increase in the amount of babies with a condition called microcephaly, in which infants are born with abnormally small … Continue reading “Obama Requests $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus”

Uber Changes its Logo as it Looks to Diversify its Branding

Posted on February 10, 2016, Updated February 18, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Uber Changes its Logo as it Looks to Diversify its Branding

Uber recently underwent major branding changes that reflects their new approach to moving toward a more connected world. Many know Uber through the app’s infamous icon — a stark U. But now, Uber has ditched their once-simplistic lettering for an entirely different symbol, instead using an atom in its place. According to a representative at Uber, the new icon more aptly speaks to the company’s goals of transcending the capabilities of a mere app: “[The atom] belied what Uber actually … Continue reading “Uber Changes its Logo as it Looks to Diversify its Branding”

‘Distracted Walking’ Could be Biggest Hazard Cell Phones Carry

Posted on February 10, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on ‘Distracted Walking’ Could be Biggest Hazard Cell Phones Carry

The debate over whether or not the radiation emitted from cellphones is harmful to the human body continues to rage, but one risk factor that can’t be disputed any longer is that of distracted walking. A recent piece from TheStreet.com explores some of the statistics and real-life examples of this seemingly benign phenomenon. The first example provided is the tragic case of 33-year-old Joshua Burwell. This past Christmas Day, Burwell decided to enjoy the scenery of a cliff-side overlook in … Continue reading “‘Distracted Walking’ Could be Biggest Hazard Cell Phones Carry”

Generic Drugs Could Be the Answer to Reducing Name Brand Medication Prices

Posted on February 5, 2016, Updated February 5, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Generic Drugs Could Be the Answer to Reducing Name Brand Medication Prices

The heated debate over the effectiveness of America’s health care system ramped up recently when a new study published in Academic Emergency Medicine revealed extreme shortages of some emergency room drugs critical to patient care, according to American Thinker. While many drugs used in emergency rooms have generic alternatives that hospitals can still get their hands on, there are several life-saving medications with no generic counterparts available. Using data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service, which receives drug … Continue reading “Generic Drugs Could Be the Answer to Reducing Name Brand Medication Prices”

New Report Shows Steady Growth of Roofing Industry Through 2020

Posted on February 2, 2016, Updated February 2, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on New Report Shows Steady Growth of Roofing Industry Through 2020

Research and Markets, a global market research and analysis resource, has added the global roofing industry to their 2016-2020 forecast report. The analysts forecast a significant growth in the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the roofing industry. They give credit for this growth to increased investment in the construction industry and real estate. The report outlines the increased investment in commercial buildings (such as new hotels and shopping mall segments) as the driving factor behind an increase in the … Continue reading “New Report Shows Steady Growth of Roofing Industry Through 2020”