A Silicon Valley startup is hoping an upcoming transition to smarter credit and debit cards will persuade millions of U.S. merchants to buy savvier payment terminals for their stores, too. That's the point of Poynt, a versatile terminal built to take advantage of rules requiring stores to be equipped to handle payment cards with computer chips by October 2015 to avoid financial liability for fraudulent transactions.
CVS is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network for clients of its Caremark pharmacy...
Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility...
Allowing polluters to buy, sell or trade water quality credits could significantly reduce pollution in river basins and estuaries faster and at lower cost than requiring the facilities to meet compliance costs on their own. The scale and type of the trading programs, though critical, may matter less than just getting them started.
U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.
Mars Chocolate North America has announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz packages. The theater box items within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.
Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced today.
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. The space agency has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.
Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries.
Microsoft has announced the biggest layoffs in its history, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April.
Among the sciences, biology consistently attracts the greatest numbers of women to graduate school and academic careers. About half of all biology graduate students are women, and 40 percent of biology postdocs are female. However, only 36 percent of assistant professors and 18 percent of full professors are women.
Labconco Freeze Dryers are turning 40, and the celebration begins today. A special contest begins where only one winner will be the recipient of $9,000 worth of freeze dry companion products and accessories.
Airbus Group and French engineering company Safran have agreed to merge their rocket launcher businesses into a new joint venture aimed at helping the European space sector stay globally competitive.
Panera says it will remove artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives from its food by 2016, a reflection of the growing distaste people are showing for such ingredients. The announcement comes at a time when the company is facing slowing sales growth and working to jumpstart its business.
An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for crimes that include selling the tainted eggs that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.
Samsung Electronics Co. has apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company accountable.
Bayer has agreed to buy Merck & Co.'s non-prescription medicine and consumer care business for $14.2 billion, gaining products such as Claritin allergy pills, Coppertone sun lotion and Dr. Scholl's footcare products.
Shares in Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca jumped 15 percent on Monday after U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer said it offered to buy the company for around $100 billion.
Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offer fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing. The company has posted net income and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations.
Metrohm AG has announced the appointment of Edward Colihan as President and Chief Executive Officer of Metrohm USA effective April 1, 2014.
Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in the company's boldest challenge yet to cable and telecommunications providers.
Tiny nanocarriers safely transport potent chemotherapy drugs to cancer tumors and release high doses on command in response to a focused beam of ultrasound.
Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.
Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher is selling its cell culture, gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses to a General Electric Co. division for approximately $1.06 billion.
The shareholders of UK company TAP Biosystems Group plc approved Sartorius’ takeover offer at the shareholder meetings held this week.
Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.
EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced the first Lab Solutions Virtual Conference on November 19 and 20, 2013.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech made a cash offer to acquire the UK company TAP Biosystems Group plc through its wholly owned subsidiary Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close at the end of 2013.
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