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SpaceX's Dragon capsule arrives at the space station

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A day after aborting an attempted docking, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station Thursday and was captured by the station’s robotic arm while flying over Australia. The spacecraft is carrying 5,500 pounds of supplies and science...


Business

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

Self Driving Cars Lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) — With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. The carmaker denies trying...


Business

Bristol-Myers looms as pharma's next megadeal as activists join

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. was once one of the drug industry’s highest-flying companies. Now the pharmaceutical giant has gone from predator to prey, as its sagging stock price has invited in activist investors who are already forcing changes. On Tuesday, it announced an...


Business

Nissan savior Ghosn hands keys to new CEO to focus on alliance

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Carlos Ghosn, one of the auto industry’s most celebrated turnaround artists, is relinquishing his CEO role at Nissan Motor Co. and turning over day-to-day control to Hiroto Saikawa as he focuses on strengthening the carmaker’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors Corp....


Business

Currencies on five continents flag risks to growth narrative

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. If you’re in the business of poking holes in the reflation trade, this may be an opportunity. While they’ve driven gains in 2017, currencies of commodity-led nations such as Australia, South Africa and Brazil are struggling to regain the momentum they enjoyed before Donald...


Business

Berkshire's tech, airline bets add to intrigue on Buffett Letter

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Few things have mattered more to markets this year than the daily headlines (and tweets) streaming out of Washington. On Saturday, though, lots of investors are likely to shift their attention to the U.S. heartland, when billionaire Warren Buffett releases his annual letter to...


Business

Landlords are taking over the U.S. housing market

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. As rising home prices, slow new home construction, and demographic shifts push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters-and landlords. Last year, 37 percent of homes sold were acquired by buyers who didn’t live in them, according to tax-...


Government

Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

For months, Teresa Christensen’s 87-year-old mother, Genevieve, complained of pain from a nasty sore on her right foot. She stopped going to church. She couldn’t sleep at night. Eventually, she stopped walking except when absolutely necessary. Her primary care doctor prescribed three antibiotics,...


Business

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

US Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors. There is no shortage of tension points as U....


State

D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system

NBA D League Impact Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League’s Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November. In the old system, the second-round draft pick would have been racking up frequent flyer miles bouncing around the minor leagues and...


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