How Trump’s Tech Meeting Could Transform Washington

The White House American Technology Council is convening its first meeting with technology executives this week, which will include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The goal is to discuss actionable ways to digitally transform the American public sector. On paper, the meeting promises to frame the transformationRead More

Oil, housing could be what drives Wednesday’s markets

  Workers line up pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D. Falling oil prices could become a factor for stocks if crude cracks $40 per barrel. Oil will be a focus in the markets again Wednesday, with U.S. oil inventory data expected at 10:30 a.m. ET. Oil crossedRead More

Health insurance premiums ‘could increase by 50%’

Health insurance will cost 50% more over the next 10 years — with the average premium increasing from €1,200 to €1,800 to meet the cost of increasing claims from older members, writes Evelyn Ring. The managing director of Irish Life Health, Jim Dowdall, said the €600 increase in the cost of health insurance would resultRead More

The dangerous diet that could ruin your health

When Alicia Hunter, 49, heard about a diet where she could eat as much of her favorite fruit as she wanted, the Upper East Side woman was hooked. There was one small catch, though: It was the onlything she could eat. “In an attempt to lose weight for the holidays, I ate only melon forRead More

New blood test could see personalised prostate cancer treatment

A new three-in-one blood test could pave the way to precision-personalised treatment for advanced prostate cancer, say scientists. The test has the potential to transform the way the disease is tackled by targeting specific gene mutations, it is claimed. By looking for cancer DNA in blood samples, researchers were able to identify men with defectiveRead More

How future electric cars could recharge on the road

What if electric cars could recharge while speeding along the highway — freeing drivers to go greater and greater distances without having to stop and plug in? Researchers are working on it. A team from Stanford University reported their latest advance in a research paper published Thursday in the journal Nature. In the paper, theyRead More