Apple Inc. unveiled its next take on TV, challenging Netflix Inc. in the competitive video streaming market. At a star-studded event in Cupertino, California, on Monday, the technology giant unveiled an original content service called Apple TV+, a revamped TV app, and an Apple TV channels service for tapping into outside providers including HBO, Showtime, and Starz.
Now that the four-day fire is out at a Houston-area chemical storage complex, the real danger has emerged.
Canada just recorded its biggest influx of immigrants in more than a century. The country added 71,131 immigrants in the final three months of 2018, for a full year increase of 321,065, according to the latest estimates released Thursday, March 21, by Statistics Canada in Ottawa. The annual increase is the largest since 1913 -- when 401,000 immigrants flocked to the country -- and the fourth largest in historical data going back to 1852.
The worst agricultural downturn since the 1980s is taking its toll on the emotional well-being of American farmers. In Kentucky, Montana and Florida, operators at Farm Aid's hotline have seen a doubling of contacts for everything from financial counseling to crisis assistance. In Wisconsin, Dale Meyer has started holding monthly forums in the basement of his Loganville church following the suicide of a fellow parishioner, a farmer who'd fallen on hard times. In Minnesota, rural counselor Ted Matthews says he's getting more and more calls.
There's one more tribunal in which Bayer's efforts to defend its Roundup weedkiller are floundering: the court of public opinion. Bayer says science shows that the herbicide, which the German company gained in its $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto, is safe. Now that a second U.S. jury has linked the product to cancer, the uphill battle Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann is fighting just got steeper. The company has lost more than $30 billion in market value since the first defeat last August, raising fresh questions about a deal he spearheaded.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Johnson & Johnson was at the center of the burgeoning opioid-addiction crisis in America, operating like a drug kingpin by selling its version of the powerful painkiller as well as the active ingredient, according to newly unsealed court filings.
A massive late-winter storm bringing heavy snow and high winds to the U.S. heartland is stressing winter wheat, inundating mines and disrupting ranches as calves are born. Blizzard-like conditions in the Dakotas, western Nebraska and Kansas are threatening newborn calves, which will need to be dried, warmed and given shelter, said Matthew Wiegand, a commodity broker at FuturesOne in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sheep herds were also at risk with snow in Casper, Wyoming falling late Thursday, March 14, at a rate of 3 inches per hour amid 30-mile-per-hour winds.
President Donald Trump's "I LOVE YOU!" tweet to farmers is facing another challenge: budget cuts that will slash subsidies for crop insurance and small growers. Trump's 2020 budget, released Monday, calls for a 15 percent funding drop for the Department of Agriculture, citing "overly generous" subsidies. The president is seeking one of the largest-ever cuts to domestic discretionary spending in a $4.7 trillion fiscal 2020 budget proposal that also boosts defense spending and adds $8.6 billion for building a border wall.
President Donald Trump will call for sharp cuts in domestic spending that likely will be mostly ignored by Congress even as it sets up a funding fight that risks another government shutdown in the fall.
House leaders are pushing to vote Thursday, March 7, on a measure opposing bigotry after some Democrats opposed an earlier resolution to condemn anti-Semitism amid a controversy over remarks by first-year Democrat Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told House Democrats Thursday morning a resolution would get a House vote later in the day, said Katie Grant, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Democrat. Wording of the measure will be released soon, she said.