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Groom Jumps Into River to Save Child, Suit and All

September 26, 2017 |

A Canadian couple got some unexpected and unforgettable wedding photos when the groom jumped into a river to save a little boy, the BBC reports. Clayton and Brittany Cook were posing on a bridge in an Ontario park when they saw the boy go in the water. The photographer says…
Newser

Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook into a behemoth whose power he underestimates

September 25, 2017 |

When it comes to business, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is undeniably a visionary.

He made a big bet that paid off on photo-sharing app Instagram, charged full bore into mobile when others stood pat, and recognized early on the fortune that could be made in advertising by mining all aspects…


L.A. Times – Business

Wal-Mart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge when you’re not home

September 23, 2017 |

Delivery workers who drop off Wal-Mart groceries may soon also bring them into your kitchen and unload them into your refrigerator, even if you’re not home.

The world’s largest retailer announced Friday that is testing a delivery program in Silicon Valley that would allow customers to use smart-home…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Guess Who This Smirkin’ Kid Turned Into!

September 22, 2017 |

Before this grinning guy was using awkward humor to win awards, he was just another cute kid dreaming of an office job in Seattle, Washington. Can you guess who he is?

TMZ.com

Debt Drives Toys R Us Into Bankruptcy

September 19, 2017 |

More trouble in the world of big-box stores: Toys R Us, hobbled by a huge debt load and struggling to compete with online retailers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dave Brandon, chief executive of the world’s biggest toy store chain, describes the move as the “dawning of a…
Newser

Treasury inspector general looking into Steven Mnuchin’s request for a military jet for his honeymoon

September 18, 2017 |

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin requested a military plane for his European honeymoon this summer, triggering new questions about the use of government aircraft by him and his wife.
L.A. Times – Business

U.S. astronauts are climbing back into space capsules. Here’s how they’ve improved over the past 50 years

September 17, 2017 |

Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
L.A. Times – Business

U.K. Opens Inquiry Into Deadly Grenfell Tower Fire

September 17, 2017 |

The U.K. has opened an inquiry into the London high-rise fire that killed at least 80 people, with former residents worried investigations will stretch on for years and no one will be held accountable.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe