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Big News for Manchester Victims’ Next of Kin

August 16, 2017 |

The families of the 22 people killed in the bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester in May will each receive $ 321,000. The payments are made possible by the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which collected donations from the public following the terrorist attack, reports the Guardian . Some $ 2….
Newser

Amazon and Whole Foods: What’s Next?

August 10, 2017 |

After Amazon moved to acquire Whole Foods for $ 13.7 billion, the e-commerce giant needs to figure out how deeply it should integrate with the grocery chain.
WSJ.com: US Business

Trump Chicken Balloon Appears Next to White House

August 10, 2017 |

A giant inflatable chicken with President Trump’s hairstyle appeared next to the White House Wednesday afternoon, causing squawks of dismay or clucks of approval, depending on people’s political affiliation. The balloon is owned by documentary filmmaker Taran Singh Brar, who says he wanted to make a point about Trump being…
Newser

Greenspan Warns of the Bubble That May Be Bursting Next

August 4, 2017 |

More than 20 years ago, Alan Greenspan uttered two words he’d become famous for: “irrational exuberance,” which he used to warn about asset prices in the general investment market and how predicting the bursting of such bubbles was a challenging game. Now the former Federal Reserve chair is referring back…
Newser

The next Air Force One is sitting in the Mojave Desert, report says

August 1, 2017 |

The next generation of presidential jetliners will reportedly be two modified Boeing 747 jumbo jets that were originally set for service with a now-defunct Russian airline.

Trade publication Defense One reported Tuesday that the Air Force was finalizing a deal with aerospace giant Boeing Co. to…


L.A. Times – Business

China’s Next Target: U.S. Microchip Hegemony

July 28, 2017 |

The semiconductor industry, a stalwart of the global economy, is succumbing to fierce nationalistic competition, as China aims to dominate the market as it did with steel and solar panels. Washington, in an unusual show of bipartisanship, is fighting back.
WSJ.com: US Business

Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order

July 23, 2017 |

Developers are close to creating robots that can move products off shelves and into boxes, a breakthrough that would revolutionize one of the most labor-intensive aspects of e-commerce.
WSJ.com: US Business

Airline and hotel costs to increase worldwide next year, study says

July 18, 2017 |

The declining airfares over the last two years in the U.S. look like they are about to become a happy memory.

Airfares are projected to rise 3.5% worldwide next year, with hotel rates jumping 3.7% and ground transportation, such as taxis, rising 1.6%, according to a travel management company and…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Big Show Says Bautista’s the Next Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson of Hollywood

July 1, 2017 |

Does Big Show think Dave Bautista has what it takes to rival The Rock as the biggest actor in Hollywood??

TMZ.com