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Giant Toyota campus in Torrance being sold to Irvine developer Sares Regis

October 16, 2017 |

Irvine developer Sares Regis is buying the sprawling Toyota office complex in Torrance that was formerly the Japanese car manufacturer’s North American headquarters.

The sale by Toyota of its 110-acre campus near the 405 Freeway is expected to close this month, according to people who know about…


L.A. Times – Business

Giant Bell Will Ring Every Time a Kid Finishes Chemo

October 12, 2017 |

A giant bell on a billboard in St. Louis will ring every time a child completes chemotherapy at a local hospital, per the AP . The 12-foot-tall metal bell went up Wednesday on a billboard over Interstate 44 that reads “Childhood wins another round against cancer.” Hospital staff will use a…
Newser

Alphabet Gets Approval for Giant Balloons to Restore Puerto Rico’s Wireless Service

October 8, 2017 |

The FCC issued Alphabet Inc. an experimental license for Project Loon, a balloon network that could restore connectivity to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico.
WSJ.com: US Business

How Grocery Giant Aldi Plans to Conquer America: Limit Choice

September 22, 2017 |

Born in the ashes of WWII, the secretive German supermarket chain Aldi offers shoppers limited choices and rock-bottom prices—a formula expected to roil an American grocery market already undergoing dramatic change.
WSJ.com: US Business

Giant Oil Spill in Texas After Harvey Flooding

September 12, 2017 |

A petroleum company says Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters triggered a spill of almost a half-million gallons of gasoline from two storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel, AP reports. The spill measured 10,988 barrels, which is more than 461,000 gallons. That marks the largest reported spill linked to Harvey’s…
Newser

TMZ

Conor McGregor Had Giant Penis Emergency Before Mayweather Fight

September 2, 2017 |

There was a mad scramble to protect Conor McGregor’s genitals in the minutes before the Mayweather fight … when he realized he left his protective cup at home!  Conor had just had his hands wrapped — while still wearing his pimped out suit…

TMZ.com

Chevron CEO to Resign as Oil Giant Seeks Change

August 22, 2017 |

Chevron CEO John Watson is planning to step down as the energy giant seeks new leadership for a changing oil world, according to people familiar with the matter.
WSJ.com: US Business

How do you shut down a failing financial giant? Lawmakers can’t seem to agree

August 7, 2017 |

Did Dodd-Frank end bank bailouts or guarantee they’ll return in the next financial crisis?
L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s giant new Falcon Heavy rocket will launch in November

July 29, 2017 |

After a series of delays, SpaceX’s heavy-lift rocket is now set to lift off for the first time in November, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday night.

Musk announced the date for Falcon Heavy’s first flight in an Instagram post that showed a rendering of the 229.6-foot-tall rocket.

Falcon Heavy…


L.A. Times – Business

A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off

July 17, 2017 |

SpaceX’s long-awaited Falcon Heavy rocket is just one of a handful of heavy-lift rockets being developed by companies and NASA.
L.A. Times – Business