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Gun Stock Shares Skyrocket After Las Vegas Shooting

Close Another mass shooting and another surge for gun stock prices—a typical pattern for American investors. In the hours after the worst mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas Sunday, shares of American Outdoor Brands, formerly Smith & Wesson, jumped 3.41 percent to $15.77 by just after noon Monday, …

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Uber CEO Faces First Big Test Overturning London Ban

Close Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is to meet with transport authorities in London on Tuesday to discuss ways to overturn a citywide ban on the ride-hailing app. The meeting comes just one month after Khosrowshahi took over as head of the beleaguered startup and marks the biggest challenge yet of …

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What’s the Scaramucci Post About? Good Luck Finding Out

Close Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, his signature power suit enhanced with an arm sling, faced the crush of reporters he’d drawn to the Hunt & Fish Club Monday night for the debut of his new media venture, the Scaramucci Post. The question: Just what is the Scaramucci …

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Welcome to Amazon, Georgia

Close Cities are going to extreme lengths to be chosen as the location for the second Amazon headquarters, and one in Georgia is even willing to change its name to that of the technology giant if picked. The City Council of Stonecrest, Georgia, on Monday voted 4-2 in favor of …

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iPhone Killer? Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Unveiled

The new Google Pixel 2 smartphone enters a crowded U.S. smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung.Screenshot/ Google Updated | Google has announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, unveiling two devices the technology giant hopes will rival the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the recently released Apple iPhone …

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Elon Musk Says He Can Fix Puerto Rico’s Energy Crisis

Close Tesla chief Elon Musk says his company can solve Puerto Rico’s energy crisis using solar panels and batteries. Puerto Rico’s electrical grid was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm that made landfall in the territory in late September. Less than 10 percent of the island currently …

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iPhone 8 Batteries Are Swelling Out of Their Cases

Close Another iPhone 8 Plus battery has swelled out of its case, reports state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest …

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Tel Aviv Diary: Dealing With Disparities of Wealth

Close Israel and the United States share the same fundamental economic problem, i.e., increasing income inequality between the wealthy and most of the rest of the population. Despite having vastly different economies, the cause of the growing gap between rich and the rest in both countries is very similar, being …

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Counterespionage in the Comic-Book World: DC v. Marvel

‘Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-Year Battle Between DC and Marvel’ lays out the rivalry between the comic book behemoths.Tim Gainey/Alamy Close It began as a playground argument for Reed Tucker, who can remember schoolyard battles over which was better, Marvel or DC Comics, or whether Hulk could whup Superman. But …

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