Karl Utermohlen
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IRS Drops E-Filing PIN System Due to Hacks

Jun. 27, 2016, 5:09 pm EDT – Recent hacks have prompted the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to discontinue its PIN system, which allows you to file your taxes electronically. More 

The Minecraft Movie: What We Know

Jun. 27, 2016, 4:39 pm EDT – The Minecraft Movie is in the works and the film is slated for a May 2019 release. Not much is known about the movie, other than the game it's based on. More 

Freedom 251: The $4 Smartphone Is Coming June 30

Jun. 27, 2016, 4:13 pm EDT – The Freedom 251 -- which comes equipped with Android 5.1 -- is a new $4 smartphone that is being sold in India. The device was named after its price in rupees. More 

Skyslide: 5 Things to Know About LA’s New 1,000 Foot Glass Slide

Jun. 27, 2016, 3:42 pm EDT – There's a new attraction in LA called the Skyslide, which allows you to go down a glass slide located 1,000 feet above ground. Here are five things to know about it. More 

Soccer News: Did Lionel Messi Really Retire?

Jun. 27, 2016, 3:23 pm EDT – Lionel Messi has reportedly announced his retirement from international football following Argentina's loss to Chile in the Copa America final. More 

Medtronic (MDT) Buys HeartWare for $1.1B

Jun. 27, 2016, 3:04 pm EDT – Medtronic is adding more heart failure medications and treatments to its toolbox by acquiring HeartWare for $1.1 billion. HTWR shares rose more than 90% Monday. More 

Friday’s 3-Alarm Fire List: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), British Pound (GBP) and Sonic Corporation (SONC)

Jun. 24, 2016, 8:06 am EDT – Britain voted to "Brexit," and that has sent the S&P 500 (SPY) and the British Pound (GBP) reeling. Poor Sonic (SONC) got caught up in it all, too. More 

CDC Warns Against the Use of FluMist Vaccine

Jun. 23, 2016, 6:20 pm EDT – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned against the use of the FluMist vaccine. The AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) product uses a weakened version of the virus to make patients immune to influenza. However, the agency has found that the vaccine has proven to be ineffective. The CDC said that traditional flu vaccines — which contain... More 

Costco’s Switch to Visa Has Not Gone Smoothly for Shoppers

Jun. 23, 2016, 5:48 pm EDT – Costco's decision to switch from only accepting American Express to only Visa has proven to be a mess, frustrating many loyal customers. More 

Brexit Vote Results: When Will We Know the Outcome?

Jun. 23, 2016, 5:27 pm EDT – The Brexit vote results are almost here, but we won't know whether or not the UK will remain with the EU until tomorrow morning, London time. More