Elon Musk announced Monday that his private space transportation company SpaceX will send two private citizens to the moon in late 2018.
"We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two...
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 05:16 AM EST
Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties
The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged...
Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 02:09 PM EST
J.C. Penney Company to Close Up to 140 Stores Within Months
J.C. Penney Company officials said the company will close 130 to 140 stores and two distribution centers during the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. The...
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:09 AM EST
Burger King, Tim Hortons Parent to Buy Popeyes for $1.8B
Restaurant Brands International says it'll pay $1.8 billion for Popeyes, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.
The move fits Restaurant Brands'...
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:19 PM EST
Mild Weather Gets Maple Season Off to an Early Start
A mild stretch of temperatures has jumpstarted Vermont’s signature maple sugaring season. The warm weekend sparked big sap flows across Vermont, including from the 81,000 tree taps at Runamok Maple. That...
Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
The big bet...
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 at 08:45 PM EST
A $1.1 Million Bet, and a Lot of Happy Bookies in Vegas
A bettor using his phone app put $1.1 million on the Atlanta Falcons plus 3 points in the Super Bowl, part of an influx of money that could make Sunday a record day in Las Vegas sports books. The unidentified...
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 04:01 PM EST
Uber Buying Plane Tickets for Drivers Stranded by Trump Order
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says his company is buying plane tickets for stranded drivers now that a federal judge has put a hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by people from seven...
Snap Inc., owner of the popular disappearing-messages service Snapchat, seeks to raise up to $3 billion in an initial public offering.
That number may change based on investor demand. Facebook raised $16 billion...