First Manned Flight Is Just One Step for SpaceX

In this article The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that’s orbiting the Earth with two U.S. astronauts is the picture of New Space Age glamour. It’s a sleek, stylish commercially made capsule that’s destined to be featured beside Italian sports cars in future design textbooks. Just don’t tell that to Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive and chief designer. “Is a Ferrari […]

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Italy’s New Coronavirus Cases on Declining Trend on Sunday

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Coronavirus infection continued to decline in Italy, with 355 new cases reported Sunday compared with 416 a day earlier. Daily deaths were 75, down from 111 on Saturday. In all, 33,415 people in Italy […]

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France Plans Investment Fund for Aerospace Sector, Le Maire Says

Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here. France will announce a stimulus plan for the French aerospace industry in the next week to 10 days as the country’s economy deals with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in an interview on broadcaster France 3 […]

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WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar Responds To George Floyd Protests, Urging Empathy And Reflection On Storytelling In Internal Memo

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Kilar, newly minted CEO of WarnerMedia, sent a company-wide memo Saturday to communicate his feelings about the George Floyd shooting and protests and indicate how the company should respond. The senseless death of Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, punctuated by a gruesome viral video of policemen subduing him on the ground for nine […]

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Dubai Mall reopens under new safeguards

New York (CNN)Forget Gucci, Chanel or Louis Vuitton. It’s Starbucks that’s emerged as a hot brand for bargain hunters. Shoppers in the past several weeks have flocked to popular resale marketplaces like Poshmark and OfferUp to score mugs, tumblers and cups bearing the Seattle-based chain’s brand. Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra said a pandemic-triggered nostalgia for Starbucks (SBUX) drinks and the […]

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Sotheby’s to Sell $60 Million Bacon Painting in Virtual Auction

The art market will get its first big test since the pandemic began when Sotheby’s holds its evening sales of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art next month, headlined by a Francis Bacon triptych estimated at $60 million. The New York auctions, which will be streamed live on June 29, represent a break from a centuries-old tradition, the company said Friday. […]

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California Coronavirus Update: California Governor Gavin Newsom To Issue Guidelines Next Week For Counties To Open Movie Theaters, Move Into Next Phase Of Reopening

At his press conference on Friday California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will issue guidelines next week for some counties to be allowed to move into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, which includes “high-risk workspaces” such as movie theaters. The governor said local conditions would guide whether a county could move into this next stage. The state’s […]

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HBO Max So Far Merits A Grade Of C+ As “An Opportunity Lost,” Analysts Say

Two days after the launch of HBO Max, the two lead analysts at MoffettNathanson are less than impressed. Michael Nathanson and Craig Moffett began their twice-monthly conference call for clients Friday with their early reactions to HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s long-awaited entrant in the increasingly crowded streaming space. It joined Disney+, Apple TV+, Peacock and Quibi as recently launched challengers to […]

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First Patient Didn’t Start Washington Outbreak, Simulation Finds

For months, researchers have believed that the very first known U.S. case of Covid-19 in mid-January may have seeded an initial large outbreak in the Seattle area, spreading undetected for almost six weeks. However, a new analysis from researchers at the University of Arizona and elsewhere, based on computer simulations of how the virus evolves, indicates that this is most […]

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