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Marriott discloses data breach possibly affecting over 5 million customers

Marriott International was the target of another hack, but this wasn’t as massive as the previous one. The hotel chain said Tuesday it recently discovered that someone using the log-in information of two employees accessed an “unexpected amount of guest information” totaling more than 5 million guests. Marriott believes the incident happened between mid-January and…MORE

Car sales are plunging in the US because of coronavirus

US car sales fell sharply in March, the latest blow to the nation’s economy from the coronavirus outbreak. Fiat Chrysler announced Wednesday that its first-quarter sales in the United States fell by 10% even though sales were up the first two months of the quarter. “Strong momentum in January and February was more than offset…MORE

N95 masks are in short supply — and scammers know it

N95 masks are in short supply — and scammers know it

The urgent and overwhelming demand for N95 masks has created fertile ground for scammers to start leaking counterfeits into the supply chain and to make fake deals for product that doesn’t exist. Two leading N95 mask manufacturers have issued fraud warnings amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they’ve received complaints about fraudsters trying to sell nonexistent…MORE

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday. The FDA noted that an ongoing investigation has determined that levels of a contaminant in the heartburn medications increase over time and when…MORE

Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Superstar gymnast Simone Biles says she was in the gym training when she heard the 2020 Tokyo Olympics had been postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. With rules still allowing for gatherings of up to 10 people, the leads for Team USA were preparing as if the event would still go on. But during…MORE