While premiums in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces appear to have leveled out after several years of sharp increases, the cost of employer-sponsored insurance has reached a record high. Companies and their workers for the first time are shelling out more than $20,000 on average for family health benefits in 2019, with employees picking up […]
Archive for September, 2019
Rite Aid’s stock surged by more than 11% on Thursday after the pharmacy chain reported better-than-expected earnings under new CEO Heyward Donigan. Overall sales, however, fell short of analysts’ forecasts for its fiscal second quarter for 2020 ended Aug. 31, as did sales at locations open for at least a year.
On Wednesday, the world’s largest social network said that it’s launching a test version of an app called Horizon that will let people create their own environment in virtual reality. You’ll also be able to play games, explore and hang out with friends in this social VR world.
Nintendo today officially released Mario Kart Tour for iOS. The app is a free download with in-app purchases and subscriptions, and initial indications are that the game is popular among early adopters. New data from app analytics firm Sensor Tower, cited by VentureBeat, indicates that Mario Kart Tour reached the number one spot on the […]
Walmart said Tuesday that it has added seven bachelor’s degrees and two career diplomas in health care fields to its education benefits. Last year, Walmart created a program that would allow its employees to earn a college degree without taking on student debt. It started out with business and supply chain management curriculums. Walmart pays […]
It may only be September, but the December holiday shopping rush is just around the corner. Around 50% of consumers have already started looking for items on their friends’ and family’s wish lists, according to a new online survey from The Harris Poll and OpenX, an ad exchange network, that polled 2,000 shoppers in August.
Amazon’s Alexa isn’t just using voice to provide assistance to users. A new feature called “Show and Tell” enables the tech giant’s AI to use its vision to help blind and low vision customers identify items through the use of an Echo Show. Amazon began rolling out the feature, detailed in this blog post, to […]
Walgreens is testing a new on-demand delivery service with Alphabet’s drone delivery service Wing, beginning next month, the companies announced Thursday. The pilot program will deliver food and beverage, over-the-counter medications and other items within minutes, Walgreens said. Prescription deliveries will not be available.
Expansion plans at the Port of Savannah, which include opportunities for dual rail service between Savannah and Chicago, will benefit shippers so long as the transportation infrastructure leading up to the port can handle the additional potential volumes, analysts say.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced yesterday it marked its busiest month ever for containerized trade in August, handling a 16.5 percent increase in container volume compared to the same month last year.