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Officer Leaps Off Overpass to Save Boy

August 6, 2018 |

A New York cop heroically risked life and limb to rescue a boy she watched jump off a highway overpass. Per the Journal News , Jessie Ferreira Cavallo was on her way to work as a police officer Westchester County last week when she spotted the young teen on the Saw…

Is SeaWorld making a comeback? Attendance jumps, and its stock leaps

August 6, 2018 |

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported notable gains in attendance and revenue Monday for the second quarter in a row, signaling a possible rebound from years of steep losses in visitation.

Attendance jumped nearly 5% in the quarter that ended June 30, with 290,000 more guests visiting SeaWorld’s…

L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge up, lifted by retailers; Macy’s leaps

May 16, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes edged up in early trading Wednesday, with Macy’s leading a retail-sector rally. Food and beverage stocks and other consumer goods companies also posted gains. Energy stocks lagged as crude oil prices declined. Bond prices were little changed.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s…

L.A. Times – Business

Spotify’s non-IPO: Stock leaps from reference price, valuing the company at $28 billion

April 3, 2018 |

Spotify Technology SA’s stock jumped from its reference price Tuesday after it began trading through a direct listing.

The streaming-music company skipped the traditional initial public offering process, instead choosing a route rarely taken by large, established companies. The stock was trading…

L.A. Times – Business

Tom Cruise Leaps to Building, Doesn’t Quite Make It

August 13, 2017 |

A video taken on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video was published Sunday by TMZ . It captures a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side, and then crawling over the top and running…

Woman in Murder-for-Hire Plot Leaps to Her Death

March 28, 2017 |

A woman accused of in a murder-for-hire plot committed suicide Monday, police confirm. Houston veterinarian Valerie Busick McDaniel and boyfriend Leon Jacob were accused of hiring a hitman to kill their exes; what they didn’t realize is that “hitman” was actually an undercover police officer. Both were charged with soliciting…

Amazon Worker Sends Email, Leaps From Company Building

November 29, 2016 |

An Amazon employee emailed hundreds of fellow Amazonians—including CEO Jeff Bezos—before leaping from a building at company headquarters in Seattle Monday morning. The man survived the jump, which police believe was a suicide attempt. A source tells Bloomberg that the man, one of 20,000 workers in multiple…

Earnings reports push stocks up; Netflix leaps 19%

October 18, 2016 |

U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Tuesday as investors welcomed strong earnings reports from Netflix, UnitedHealth Group and other companies. Healthcare, financial and consumer-focused companies were among the big gainers, while telecom and utilities stocks lagged behind the overall market.

L.A. Times – Business

Man Handed 13-Year Sentence Leaps to His Death

August 28, 2016 |

Sudden death apparently sounded better to Jason Binkiewicz than 13 years in prison. The 42-year-old Dillonvale, Ohio, man had in July been found guilty of attempted murder and felony assault after shooting a man in the face Nov. 27, 2015; he was handed a 13-year sentence Friday morning, reports WTOV…

China e-commerce giant Alibaba’s quarterly revenue leaps 39%

May 5, 2016 |

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, at the New York Stock Exchange in September 2014Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's revenue surged 39 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, it said Thursday, its fastest growth in the last four quarters. Revenue hit 24.18 billion yuan ($ 3.75 billion) for the three months to March, it said in its quarterly results announcement, defying both China's economic slowdown and increasing competition in the world's biggest e-commerce market. "Our excellent results this quarter reflect the unique strength of our core e-commerce business despite challenging economic conditions," Alibaba's chief financial officer Maggie Wu said in the statement.

Economy News Headlines – Yahoo! News