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‘Uber has lost its mojo’: early investor

‘Uber has lost its mojo’: early investor

Uber’s stock (UBER) is stinking up the joint. And what is tantamount to a post IPO crash isn’t lost on one early investor. “Uber has lost its mojo,” early Uber investor Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures said on Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade. Tusk — a longtime confidant of Uber founder and board member Travis Kalanick ...
Target 20th Anniversary Collection is live but some items are already selling out online

Target 20th Anniversary Collection is live but some items are already selling out online

Target shoppers stayed up late or woke up early to shop the retailer’s 20th Anniversary Collection online, which went live at 3 a.m. EDT Saturday. Some early shoppers said on social media they were able to get most if not all items on their list and check out in minutes. “I got everything that I wanted ...
Grab a refurbished 128GB Pixel 3 in black for $400 ($200 off) on Amazon

Grab a refurbished 128GB Pixel 3 in black for $400 ($200 off) on Amazon

With all of the recent Pixel 4 leaks, you’d be forgiven for having forgotten about last year’s Google phones. But if you’re not too interested in what’s coming, or are dreading the likely high MSRP, then Amazon has a deal for you. Right now, you can get a 128GB Pixel 3 in black for a mere $399.95, $200 off the ...
Astronomers spy a 2nd interstellar visitor

Astronomers spy a 2nd interstellar visitor

Astronomers are thrilled this week about a newly discovered object that appears to have come from interstellar space. The official confirmation that this object – labeled C/2019 Q4 – is interstellar has not yet been made, but if it is, it would be only the second such object detected. How exciting is that? First, there was only ...
What’s News: Business & Finance

What’s News: Business & Finance

The ECB cut its key interest rate and launched a sweeping package of bond purchases that lays the groundwork for a long period of ultraloose monetary policy, jolting European financial markets. U.S. stocks rose after the ECB unveiled its stimulus efforts and U.S.-China trade tensions showed signs of easing. The Dow gained 0.2%. WeWork’s parent ...
CDC revises down number of vaping-related illnesses across U.S.

CDC revises down number of vaping-related illnesses across U.S.

The U.S. government has refined how it is evaluating an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials on Thursday said 380 confirmed cases and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one U.S. territory. That marks a ...
GM UAW janitors in Tennessee told to cross picket line if autoworkers strike

GM UAW janitors in Tennessee told to cross picket line if autoworkers strike

A local UAW leader has told janitorial workers at General Motors’ manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to cross the picket line if GM hourly workers strike there. Leadec Industrial Services workers are caught in the middle as the clock winds down to the midnight Saturday deadline for GM and the UAW to reach a tentative agreement for a new contract. ...
The Biggest iPhone News Is a Tiny New Chip Inside It

The Biggest iPhone News Is a Tiny New Chip Inside It

This week, as they do every year around this time, Apple executives rotated through a few mostly predictable announcements. There are new iPhones with fun camera tricks, a new Apple Watch with an always-on display, and surprisingly affordable gaming and streaming TV subscriptions. But maybe the most significant addition to Apple’s hardware stable didn’t make the stage at all, ...
‘Is the Earth unique?’ Water detected in atmosphere of exoplanet

‘Is the Earth unique?’ Water detected in atmosphere of exoplanet

A little-known planet that is about 110 light-years away from our solar system might be able to host life, according to a new study. Astronomers at the Centre for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London (UCL) found water vapour in the atmosphere of the K2-18b “exoplanet,” a planet outside our solar system, between ...
Local JP accused of taking money from youth organization

Local JP accused of taking money from youth organization

A Central Texas justice of the peace is facing calls for his resignation after allegations he stole money from a youth organization. Anthony Kendrick filed the small claims petition on Aug. 29. The petition alleges “theft by deception” against Daryl Peters, who is currently serving as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, Place 1. ...