Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles

Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles

As questions swirl about whether Tesla will go private — and the well-being of its chief executive, Elon Musk — one crucial factor looms large over the fate of the electric car company: Tesla’s own financial health. The company has undertaken drastic measures as it seeks profitability, cutting costs and even erecting a tent-covered third […]

Flushing your contact lenses down the drain is adding plastic waste to oceans

Flushing your contact lenses down the drain is adding plastic waste to oceans

Researcher Charles Rolsky of Arizona State University, who was part of the team that looked into issues surrounding recycling of contact lenses, at work in the laboratory. Photo by Todd MacMillan(Photo: @gotoddrun, ) Add millions of used contact lenses to the plastic waste that’s finding its way into oceans and lakes. A new study released […]

White House Counsel cooperates with Russia investigation: New York Times

White House Counsel cooperates with Russia investigation: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: White House Counsel Don […]

President Trump asks SEC to study abolishing quarterly earnings reports

President Trump asks SEC to study abolishing quarterly earnings reports

President Donald Trump says he has asked the SEC to study whether to stop requiring companies to report quarterly earnings. In speaking to business leaders, one told him a twice-a-year reporting system would allow companies the flexibility and cost savings companies need to “Make business (jobs) even better in the U.S.” Trump tweeted Friday morning. […]

Google CEO Tells Employees Company Isn't Close to Launching Search Engine in China

Google CEO Tells Employees Company Isn't Close to Launching Search Engine in China

Updated Aug. 16, 2018 10:24 p.m. ET Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai defended to employees the internet giant’s controversial push to do more business in China but said the company is “not close to launching a search product” in the country, according to a person briefed on the comments. Mr. Pichai, speaking Thursday at […]

US housing starts miss expectations; weekly jobless claims fall

US housing starts miss expectations; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding rebounded less than expected from a nine-month low in July, suggesting the housing market was likely to tread water for the rest of this year against the backdrop of rising mortgage rates. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are pictured building a new home in Vienna, Virginia, outside of Washington, October 20, […]

Taxiing plane clips wing of another aircraft at O'Hare; no injuries reported

Taxiing plane clips wing of another aircraft at O'Hare; no injuries reported

Two planes clipped wings Wednesday afternoon at O’Hare International Airport, resulting in damage to both planes but no injuries, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. The planes were both operated by United Airlines. Flight 645, bound for Portland, Ore., was moving near Gate C30 when it clipped the wingtip of a plane that […]

Oil Slides With Metals on Demand Concern While Stockpiles Rise

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Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide   Southwest Airlines has become the latest big airline to tighten its policies on service and emotional support animals.  The carrier said its “update” would take effect Sept. 17 and would “provide clearer guidelines” to customers hoping to bring such animals onto its flights.   Southwest’s policies […]

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