Category Archives: CNN – Business

Boeing is open to changing the name of the 737 Max

Boeing is open to renaming its troubled 737 Max, its most important and currently its most infamous aircraft. Boeing Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith revealed the possibility of a name change while speaking to Bloomberg on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show. “I’d say we’re being open-minded to all the input we get,” he…MORE

Bitcoin hit $9,300, its highest level in 13 months

Bitcoin’s stunning spring continues: It soared past $9,300 Monday, reaching its highest level in 13 months. The cryptocurrency has risen 148% in 2019. Many investors are betting on more growth ahead. As JPMorgan, Fidelity and the New York Stock Exchange get into the cryptocurrency business, investors have grown to trust bitcoin more as an asset…MORE

Amazon condemns Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for ‘starvation wages’ comment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for being a billionaire while his company pays its warehouse workers “starvation wages.” Amazon says Ocasio-Cortez is “just wrong.” In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” the New York Democrat blasted Amazon, claiming low worker pay contributes to Bezos’ status as the world’s richest person. Amazon…MORE

A video that shows a robot turning on its creators is scary — but also fake

A viral video has the internet worried a robot revolution is near. But the clip, which appears to be the work of engineering group Boston Dynamics, is actually a parody video published by production company Corridor Digital. In the video, a robot begins to fight back after repeated attacks from humans. While Boston Dynamics does…MORE

Christine Romans: Investors are ‘pretty sanguine.’ Here’s why

Investors seem pretty sanguine about the huge macro events in the days ahead. The S&P 500 is only about 2% from record highs and up 15% this year, and there is plenty of headline risk. The Federal Reserve meets this week, and while a rate cut is not expected, the market is pricing in a…MORE

Manufacturing takes a sharp turn for the worse

A key indicator of the health of the manufacturing sector tanked in June, suggesting that business sentiment around new tariffs is starting to bite. The Empire State Manufacturing Survey, which measures how factories in New York State view the state of their business, fell much more than expected in June: a record 26 points, to…MORE

India is escalating a trade fight with America. It’s a high risk strategy

India’s decision to slap new tariffs on American goods over the weekend escalates a trade battle with the United States that may not be worth fighting and could backfire. The Indian tariffs on 28 US products including almonds, apples and some chemicals went into effect Sunday. While New Delhi says the heightened duties are in…MORE

Airbus bests Boeing on day one of the Paris Air Show

Airbus kicked off the Paris Air Show by unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes. Its chastened rival Boeing was meanwhile stuck playing defense over the 737 Max. The recent divergence in fortunes of the world’s dominant planemakers was on full display at the biennial industry beauty contest, where the…MORE

Sotheby’s sold to billionaire art collector Patrick Drahi for $3.7 billion

Telecom billionaire and art collector Patrick Drahi has emerged as the winning bidder for Sotheby’s, the 275-year-old auction house. Sotheby’s announced an agreement on Monday to be taken private by Drahi in a deal valued at $3.7 billion including debt. The takeover will result in Sotheby’s, the world’s oldest and largest international auction house, ending…MORE


When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…