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Alibaba’s Stock Is Taking a Beating

A year after its blockbuster IPO, Alibaba is facing significant headwinds that are making investors very nervous. After climbing to a high of $120 …

Tesla Raising $500 Million In Equity May Just Be The First Round

Tesla announced this morning that it intends to raise $500 million in equity with the underwriters having an option to increase it by $75 million within 30 days. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, also plans to buy $20 million of the $500 million at the public offering price which is probably one of the …

Tesla

China's Tianjin Blast: Fears Turn to Potential Toxins in the Air

The colossal explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin have killed dozens — but many residents fear the worst may be yet to come.<p>On Thursday — a day after the the two blasts — officials recorded toxins in the air that can cause damage to the central nervous system, heart trouble and even death.<p>Many …

China

On Eve Of Embassy Reopening, Fidel Castro Says U.S. Owes Cuba 'Millions'

One day before the historic reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, former President Fidel Castro asserted in a newspaper column that the U.S. owes the island country "millions of dollars" as reparations for a decades-long embargo.<p>According to Agence France-Presse, Castro, who turned 89 Thursday, …

Cuba

Should babies be banned from airplane flights? Why this mom thinks so

We're all guilty of it: Scanning the plane we're flying in, trying to figure out which of the youngest passengers among us is going to make the most noise during the flight.<p>And while many babies and toddlers are well-behaved during a flight, many are also fussy, weepy, and generally far from good …

Unofficial Peace Corps Cookbooks Offer Volunteers a Taste of Home

The official Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook and the organization’s various country guides tell new volunteers how to do many things related to their service, from dressing appropriately to getting proper vaccinations. But there’s not much in the literature about food.<p>So where should a volunteer …

Comfort Food

Henry Cavill on the superhero curse: ‘You’d better look like Superman any time you get your kit off’

The actor is self-critical about what he sees under the cape. For now, though, he has swapped that uniform for the slick suits of The Man from UNCLE<p>For the first decade of this century, Henry Cavill occupied the least coveted role in movies: Hollywood’s nearly man. He had lost out on a run of …

Man of Steel

Bears Hate Drones

Scientists discovered this by buzzing bears with drones<p>If an unidentified flying object lands in the woods, bears will hate it. At least that’s the case if you consider drones as good substitutes for UFOs. According to a new study published by Cell Press in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>, bears aren’t …

Bears

Johnny Manziel Isn't Johnny Football Again Yet, but He's Not Johnny Drama Either

Link to Media<p>BEREA, Ohio — Johnny Manziel takes the snap, drops to pass, sets his feet, turns toward rookie fullback Malcolm Johnson in the right flat and pump-fakes like he wants to throw the football through a cinder block wall. Manziel then resets his arm and feet as Johnson wheels up the …

Johnny Manziel

Google is sidestepping the FAA to test its unmanned drones on US soil

Google is testing its Project Wing unmanned aircrafts, otherwise known as drones, over United States soil with quiet approval by NASA, according to a new report by the <i>Guardian</i>. The technology giant would otherwise have to receive a 333 exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a …

Unmanned Aircraft

Swedish prosecutor drops 3 cases of sexual misconduct against Assange; rape case still open

Swedish prosecutors on Thursday dropped cases of lesser sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but said they still want to question him on accusations of rape made after his visit to Stockholm five years ago.<p>The Swedish Prosecution Authority says it has been unable to charge the …