Natural Is a Totally Meaningless Label on Food, Uber Rebrand, and More in News

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Uber rebrands itself

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you've probably used (or at least heard of) Uber – the ridesharing service. Yesterday, they totally rebranded and the new logo, website, and app design has been getting worldwide attention.

They believe it "reflects a more substantial look as we too have matured as a company."

WhatsApp hits a billion users

The popular messaging app, WhatsApp (acquired by Facebook) just reached a billion users. Mark Zuckerberg was quoted in an earnings call to say: 

“This may sound a little ridiculous to say, but for us, products don’t really get that interesting to turn into businesses until they have about 1 billion people using them.” 

Natural is a meaningless label on food

It turns out, there are no rules behind what constitutes the rights to put "natural" on a product label. 

Unlike such claims as “organic,” there’s no formal definition of “natural,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which controls how foods are labeled.

Some states already in financial recession

The Philly Fed's latest coincident indexes survey shows, seven states — North Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Illinois, Louisiana, and Mississippi — saw economic activity contract during the three months that ended in December.

Alphabet (formerly Google) may be worth more than Apple soon

Google is set to become the world’s most valuable company when markets open on Tuesday morning, after its stock rose more than 5% in after-hours trading Monday in the wake of its quarterly results.

 Alphabet (formerly Google) may be worth more than Apple soon

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