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New York Governor Appeals to Amazon to Reconsider

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 18:41
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has been in contact with Amazon executives, urging them to rethink their decision to abandon plans for a headquarters campus in Queens.

Smartphone-Wielding Chinese Tourists Challenge Cash's Reign

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 06:56
Paper money has reigned supreme in Japan, but a flood of Chinese tourists who expect to pay with a phone like they do back home is spurring the adoption of digital payments in the Land of the Rising Sun.

SpaceX Crew Capsule, With a Dummy Astronaut, Docks With Space Station

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 05:57
A new-generation SpaceX capsule autonomously docked with the international space station on Sunday, in a successful test of computers and maneuvering systems deemed essential to carry U.S. astronauts on future missions.

Weapon Makers Declare War on Drones

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 05:52
Arms makers are targeting the growing menace of drones at airports and on battlefields with a rush to develop new missile systems, radar jammers and laser cannons.

Tesla Makes Record $920 Million Payment for Convertible Bond

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 03:19
Tesla delivered its largest-ever bond payment, a move that likely used up nearly a quarter of its cash at a time when the company faces increasing scrutiny from regulators and investors.

Tech's Costly Health Benefits Pay Dividends

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 02:53
Tech companies that don’t yet turn a profit are doling out benefit packages worth over $100,000 per employee. According to their investors, this is good for their bottom lines, not just their consciences.

Here's the Real Problem for Big Food Companies

Barron's - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:44
Cost-cutting got the blame for the recent troubles at Kraft Heinz, but the issues with packaged food brands are much more complicated. Here’s what’s working and what’s not in the food aisle.

Lyft's IPO Filing Offers Look at Size, Scope of Ride-Hailing Company

WSJ - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 16:28
Lyft made its IPO documentation public, a move that fires the starting gun on what’s expected to be one of the biggest years for tech IPOs ever.

EBay Settles, More or Less

WSJ - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 10:08
EBay isn’t necessarily for sale, but parts of it could be soon.

Why Facebook Still Seems to Spy on You

WSJ - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:11
WSJ reporter Katherine Bindley found that our ability to control Facebook ad tracking is limited and that much of what Facebook claims should come with lengthy footnotes.

SpaceX Capsule Lifts Offfor Long-Delayed Test Flight

WSJ - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 03:22
Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a Crew Dragon capsule on its maiden voyage into orbit without people on board, but technical challenges could delay for months the first trip carrying astronauts.

Amazon to Launch New Grocery Chain

WSJ - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 03:02
Amazon is planning to open dozens of grocery stores in several major U.S. cities as the retail giant looks to broaden its reach in the food business and touch more aspects of consumers’ lives.

Help, We're Drowning in Recycling! Cue the 'Internet of Trash'

WSJ - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 22:50
No amount of technology, innovation or policy can solve our massive recycling crisis, but a litany of trash-tech companies are at least trying.

Canada Allows Extradition of Huawei Executive to Proceed

WSJ - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:44
Canada said the U.S. had presented enough evidence to proceed with the extradition hearing for a Huawei Technologies top executive, clearing the way for a case at the center of tensions between the U.S., China and Canada.

Quake Expectations: We're Getting Better at Anticipating the Next Big Tremor

WSJ - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:27
Recent advances including aquatic robots, ultra-precise sonar beacons and GPS systems are now giving scientists the chance to view the ocean floor to better predict how, and where, the biggest earthquakes might occur.

The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement Planning

Barron's - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:09
The complexities of retirement planning arguably are greater for single women than married couples or widows. Here’s what to consider.

How the New Tax Law Will Affect You---and How to Lower Your Bill Next Year

Barron's - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 08:59
The 2017 tax law eliminated or capped many deductions, but made up for it by doubling the standard deduction and nearly eliminating the alternative minimum tax. Will you benefit, or pay more? Here’s what to expect.

How Two Duke Benchwarmers and a 3-D Printer Rescued a Top NFL Prospect

WSJ - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 04:23
When Duke quarterback Daniel Jones fractured his collarbone, the medical staff turned to two walk-ons to custom build a brace for the star player and help him return to the field.

Would You Pay $32,709 for a Lab-Grown Diamond?

WSJ - Sat, 03/02/2019 - 00:07
Serious designers are making lab-grown gems—produced without the human and environmental tolls of traditional mined diamonds—desirable.

EBay Plans Strategic Review of Assets

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 20:12
EBay will review its operations and assets and add two directors, with a third new member to be added later in 2019, as part of agreements with affiliates of activist investors Elliott Management and Starboard Value.