(MENAFN - AFP) A labelling error and reckless media hype in the 1980s led to unjustly branding a gay airline employee as "Patient Zero" in the US AIDS epidemic, scientific and historical sleuthing detailed Wednesday.
The deadly virus, which has claimed more than 650,000 lives in the United States in over four decades, jumped from the Caribbean to New York City around 1970, ...
(MENAFN - AFP) A Verizon executive overseeing the deal to buy Yahoo said Wednesday the deal was moving ahead pending the outcome of an investigation into an epic hack.
Verizon expected that within 60 days it would have the "outcome" of how the massive breach at Yahoo will affect, if at all, the $4.8 billion purchase of the struggling internet pioneer by the US telecom titan.
(MENAFN - AFP) US authorities are investigating whether companies tied to a Chinese billionaire evaded punitive tariffs on aluminum imports, according to a media report Wednesday.
Agents from the Department of Homeland Security recently questioned US companies and former employees tied to Liu Zhongtian, founder of China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported, ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Nigeria's currency scarcity remains a nightmare that won't go away, with even Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote feeling the pain.
The West African country's economy has been hammered by the global crash in oil prices -- worth 70 per cent of its revenue and the bulk of its dollars -- and ongoing rebel attacks on oil infrastructure in the southern swamplands. ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Microsoft launched a consumer offensive Wednesday, unveiling new high-performance computers and an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and "mixed reality."
The US tech giant announced its first desktop computer, called Surface Studio, a $3,000 high-end "all-in-one" device that aims at Apple's Mac.