Amazon's Jeff Bezos Talks Government Contracts and Blue Origin Rockets
Fortune, 16 October at 00:00
Amazon chief and owner of space company Blue Origin Jeff Bezos doesn't plan on backing away from potentially lucrative (but controversial) Department of Defense contracts anytime soon. Speaking Monday at the Wired 25 event in San Francisco, Bezos ...
Sears Plan to Get Out of Bankruptcy Has a Familiar Ring
New York Times, 15 October at 23:56
In its bankruptcy filing on Monday, Sears argued that, given enough time and less debt, it would be able to reverse the decades-long decline of its retail business. But the company's latest turnaround plan looks a lot like its previous turnaround plans
Twilio just spent $2 billion on a company that helps send mass emails
CNBC, 15 October at 23:48
Twilio just spent $2 billion to buy SendGrid, a company that helps send mass emails, the company said Monday. Shares of Twilio fell more than 4 percent in extended trading after the announcement. SendGrid jumped about 15 percent. SendGrid offers ...
US Steel, United Steelworkers reach tentative agreement
WPXI Pittsburgh, 15 October at 23:44
U.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steel Workers labor union reached a tentative agreement on Monday, ending the threat of a strike. PREVIOUS STORY: U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers agree to extend contract, continue talks. The four-year collective ...
A guide to pot stocks: What you need to know to invest in cannabis companies
MarketWatch, 15 October at 23:14
Unknowns abound in the new industry, but these six things are important to know about every cannabis company. MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto. By. MaxA. Cherney. Tech reporter. The following article is part of a package of stories that ...
Jeff Bezos says tech's biggest problems don't have solutions yet, but 'we'll figure them out'
CNBC, 15 October at 23:14
Matt Winkelmeyer | Getty Images. Jeff Bezos speaks onstage at WIRED25 Summit: WIRED Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Tech Icons Of The Past & Future on October 15, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Wednesday Silicon ...
The Twisted Truth About Sears and the American Dream
Gizmodo, 15 October at 22:55
Everyone's favorite refrigerator store, Sears, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. This wasn't a big surprise. Sears has closed over a thousands stores in the last decade, and the company plans to close 142 of the 700 stores that still remain in
Jeff Bezos defends spending his Amazon billions on space travel
The Verge, 15 October at 22:43
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos defended his pursuit of space travel with his Blue Origin rocket venture, telling a crowd at Wired's 25th anniversary summit in San Francisco that it's only by taking big risks and pursuing personal visions that humanity can
Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots worth nearly $1 BILLION!
WSB Atlanta, 15 October at 22:38
ATLANTA - The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots both grew over the weekend, and the combined total is $999 million. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is up to $654 million, the second-largest jackpot in the game's history and fourth-largest jackpot in ...
Major US stock indexes struggle higher after a wobbly day
SFGate, 15 October at 22:17
NEW YORK (AP) — US stock indexes are on track for modest gains Monday as increases for industrial and high-dividend companies make up for declines in the technology sector. Defense contractors L3 and Harris are sharply higher after announcing a deal ...
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