Welcome to Today’s News Club! It is where we will be sharing our top news stories of the day. Whether it’s something you need to know for work, something you’re interested in, or just a story that caught your eye, you’re sure to find something of interest here. So without further ado, let’s get started! Number 5 on our list today is… 5 Ways Technology Has Shaped Manufacturing in Recent Years.
Top 5 Stories You Should Know Today
- A judge in Texas has ruled that Planned Parenthood can continue to provide abortions, despite a law passed in Texas last year that would have closed the organization down. The ruling is a victory for Planned Parenthood and its supporters, who say the law is unconstitutional.
- A study has found that obesity rates have increased more sharply in low-income neighborhoods than in affluent ones over the past few decades. The study suggests that socioeconomic factors may play a role in obesity rates and contribute to health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
- According to a new study, people who eat fast food frequently are more likely to have unhealthy weight than those who eat it less often. According to the study, fast food meals harm consumers based on the amount of salt they contain. 4. Scientists have created an artificial womb, which they say could help premature babies survive outside their mother’s body before being born alive. 5. Hurricane Irma is expected to land in Florida on Sunday morning. Forecasters warn residents about the risks posed by the storm surge and widespread damage caused by winds and rain.
Top 5 Health News Stories
- The Zika virus is back in the news, and this time it’s causing widespread concern. Reports are coming in of babies with congenital disabilities linked to the virus, and many people are wondering what they can do to protect themselves and their families.
- Another major health story of the day is the FDA’s decision to approve a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It could relieve patients and their families suffering from the disorder.
- A new study has found that regular exercise may help prevent age-related dementia. People who participated in the study had a lower risk of developing dementia than those who didn’t exercise.
- Finally, another major health story of the day reports that opioid abuse is rising in the U.S., particularly among young adults. This news is surprising, given recent efforts by policymakers to promote addiction treatment and prevention programs.
Top 5 Technology News Stories
- A significant data breach at Equifax has affected more than 148 million people in the United States.
- Facebook has announced that it will ban ads from Russia this year before the country’s presidential election.
- Apple released a new update for its operating system, iOS 11, including new augmented reality features and machine learning features.
- Google is announcing that it will ban YouTube advertisements starting next year to support its children’s content policy.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a rule change requiring airlines to provide more detailed information about their baggage fees and conditions before boarding a plane.
Top 5 Environmental News Stories
- . A new report finds that climate change is already costing the United States billions of dollars in economic losses and could cost much more in the future.
- California proposes a ban on oil drilling in state waters, part of a more significant effort to reduce air pollution and help fight climate change.
- China plans to build 50 million solar panels by 2020, an increase of more than ten times from 2017.
- The Trump administration has announced it will end environmental reviews for several significant pipelines, including the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
- A study published in Nature warns that rising sea levels may threaten the world’s most extensive coral reef system.
Top 5 Money News Stories
- In the U.S., personal income rose at its fastest rate in over five years in October, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
- The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for a third time this year and stated that they would continue until “stronger evidence” that economic growth will accelerate further.
- The value of gold hit an eight-month high on Friday as investors looked to protect themselves against possible fallout from global economic uncertainty.
- Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters in North America, which could create up to 50,000 jobs over the next decade.
- Walmart plans to close about 1,500 stores worldwide this year to stay competitive with
- Amazon and other online retailers.