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  • SpaceX again launches and lands a used rocket booster

    SpaceX again launches and lands a used rocket booster

    SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite Friday with a previously used first-stage booster and then landed the rocket on a floating sea platform, marking a repeat accomplishment for the company. The satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit about 35 minutes after launch....

  • Tesla wants to develop its own music service

    Tesla wants to develop its own music service

    It may not be enough for the electric car company Tesla to take on the giants of Detroit, like General Motors and Ford. The Palo Alto-based automaker is said to be exploring its very own music streaming service too, a move that would pit the company against market leader Spotify, and the aggressive...

  • The Senate GOP hid the meanest things very deeply in its Obamacare repeal bill. We found them

    The Senate GOP hid the meanest things very deeply in its Obamacare repeal bill. We found them

    The Affordable Care Act repeal bill unveiled Thursday by Senate Republicans has aptly drawn universal scorn from healthcare experts, hospital and physician groups and advocates for patients and the needy. That’s because the bill is a poorly-disguised massive tax cut for the wealthy, paid for by...

  • This weekend will test SpaceX's ability to step up its launch pace

    This weekend will test SpaceX's ability to step up its launch pace

    SpaceX has a busy weekend ahead. And its outcome could signal whether the company is closing in on a crucial milestone. Starting Friday morning, the Hawthorne space company is planning two satellite launches from opposite coasts with only about 48 hours in between. If the launches come off as planned,...

  • Sears to close 20 more stores

    Sears to close 20 more stores

    Sears is closing an additional 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 properties, confirmed the closings — 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores — in a government filing Friday. In 2015, Sears Holdings Corp. sold...

  • Oil prices rise after some steep declines, and stocks hold steady

    Oil prices rise after some steep declines, and stocks hold steady

    U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the price of oil halted its slide, at least for now. Energy stocks fell again, but not by nearly as much as earlier in the week, after crude rose for the first time in four days. Big gains for healthcare stocks also helped offset losses for financial...

  • Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick's return

    Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick's return

    The majority of Uber’s investors may have wanted its co-founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick, out, but some employees of the ride-hailing company are already calling for his return. In a petition that began circulating within Uber on Wednesday, employees called for Uber’s board of directors...

  • A new generation of senior housing is making 'elderly islands' obsolete

    A new generation of senior housing is making 'elderly islands' obsolete

    Recently retired, Pam Watkins wanted a new lifestyle. The former school principal saw her Dana Point neighborhood “turning over,” increasingly populated with young families busy with kids or work. She wanted more people her own age to “play with,” but didn’t want to live in a “grave-yardish” retirement...

  • Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

    Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

    MSNBC is expanding its live news programming lineup, including a new Saturday show hosted by conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt, best known as a host for the right-leaning Salem Radio Network, will have a half-hour Saturday morning program airing at 8 a.m. Eastern. The move is likely...

  • Tesla explores setting up a factory in China

    Tesla explores setting up a factory in China

    Tesla Inc. is working with the city of Shanghai to “explore the possibility” of opening a factory in the area, the maker of electric cars confirmed Thursday. Sales in China generate a hefty chunk of Tesla’s revenue, and moving some manufacturing near those buyers would slash some costs. “While...

  • Snap acquires French start-up Zenly for location-sharing app

    Snap acquires French start-up Zenly for location-sharing app

    A pricey acquisition last month appears to have helped Snapchat maker Snap Inc. bolster its newest feature just before launch. The Los Angeles tech company committed around $300 million in cash and stock to a French start-up that had developed a mapping app that shows people the precise locations...

  • Ritz-Carlton plans to put its brand on luxury cruise ships

    Ritz-Carlton plans to put its brand on luxury cruise ships

    Ritz-Carlton is a brand that defined luxury in the lodging industry. Now, that name will be emblazoned on a new cruising and yachting venture aimed at upscale vacationers. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., a subsidiary of the hospitality giant Marriott International Inc., announced Thursday that it is...

  • Speculation grows that Amazon will face a rival bidder for Whole Foods

    Speculation grows that Amazon will face a rival bidder for Whole Foods

    Amazon.com’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. sparked an avalanche of discussion about how the online retail giant could transform the U.S. grocery industry in the years ahead. But Amazon’s $13.7-billion deal might not be the last word on the merger itself. Wall Street signaled Monday that it...

  • Google steps up its fight against extremist and inflammatory videos

    Google steps up its fight against extremist and inflammatory videos

    Months after some advertisers fled Google over concerns about ads appearing alongside YouTube videos that promote hate and extremism, the Internet giant has announced new steps aimed at tackling such content. “There should be no place for terrorist content on our services,” Google said in a Sunday...

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  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

  • How credit card reward points created delicious results (Infographic)

    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

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