Month: August 2019

What can Elias Pettersson do for an encore?

The one big positive for the 2018-19 Vancouver Canucks was the rapid development of Elias Pettersson. From the moment he arrived he was the team’s best, most impactful player and began his career with a five-game point streak and 10 goals in his first 10 games. Even when he was not scoring goals he made […]

AstraZeneca respiratory business gets boost from 3-drug inhaler results

Prospects for AstraZeneca’s respiratory treatments business improved on Wednesday as a three-drug inhaler was shown to ease smoker’s lung and U.S. regulators granted its injectable asthma drug Fasenra special status for a rare lung condition. AstraZeneca said the late-stage ETHOS trial of triple-drug therapy Breztri Aerosphere, formerly known as PT010, helped patients suffering from chronic […]

Toyota pulls Suzuki firmly into its orbit through stake deal

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Suzuki Motor Corp (7269.T) will take small equity stakes in each other, the Japanese car makers said on Wednesday, as they seek to develop newer technologies and meet sweeping changes upending the global auto industry. The tie-up is the latest example of automakers chasing scale to manage costs and boost […]

How U.S. ended up targeting a star Google engineer

Just a few years ago, the sci-fi future of self-driving cars seemed suddenly attainable. The emergence of new technologies including advanced computer vision systems spurred a gold rush. Billions of dollars began to flow into startups while major tech and automotive companies also pushed to recruit the best talent to spark their own autonomous car […]

At least 23 dead in fire at bar in Mexico, officials say

At least 23 people are dead in the Mexican state of Veracruz after a fire at a bar, the attorney general’s office said early Wednesday. The fire happened Tuesday night in Coatzacoalcos, in the southern part of the state and the state attorney general’s office condemned “what may constitute a malicious attack.” Eight of the […]

Kobe says he would have won 12 rings if Shaq were in shape, that fist fight brought respect

It has been 15 years since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were teammates, and yet tales of their legendary feuds — and championship exploits — never get old. Kobe was at the PHP Agency Convention in Las Vegas recently, speaking on stage with Patrick Bet-David (the video is above but NSFW), when they talked a […]

Siblings save money by having weddings on same day, splitting the cost

A thrifty brother and sister saved a bundle on their weddings – by getting hitched to their partners on the same day and sharing the cost. Andrea Walker, 31, and younger brother Christopher Brennan, 28, had back-to-back ceremonies over the weekend. The inseparable siblings even shared the costs of staging a joint wedding reception for […]

Hudson’s Bay to sell Lord & Taylor for $100 million to clothing rental service Le Tote

Hudson’s Bay will sell Lord & Taylor to clothing rental subscription service Le Tote for $100 million, the company announced Wednesday. The deal allows the department store chain to continue operations, after its Fifth Avenue flagship and other stores closed earlier this year. In May, Hudson’s Bay said it was considering strategic alternatives for the […]

SpaceX’s Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas flight test

SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company’s Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s interplanetary ambitions. After the launch, Musk congratulated engineers from SpaceX, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp, and posted a photo of Starhopper touching down on its landing […]

Photos indicate North Korea may be building submarine capable of launching nuclear missiles

Satellite photos indicate North Korea is building a ballistic missile submarine and may be making preparations to test a submarine-launched missile, according to an analysis of the commercial images by experts at a Washington-based think tank. The photos of Sinpo South Shipyard taken Monday appear to confirm reports by North Korean state media of a […]