In this article NGCA SPCE Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, takes off for a key drop test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, July 10, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters Virgin Orbit, the satellite-launching spinoff of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin
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In this article PSTH Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Company: Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. (PSTH) Business: Pershing Square Tontine Holdings is a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”). The firm does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition,
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When it comes to fame and infamy, former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has apparently cornered the market. Internet sellers are cashing in on mugs, T-shirts and even shower curtains in the weeks before her criminal fraud trial starts in August. A review of online stores shows more than 50 listings of Holmes and Theranos merchandise
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As some nuclear power companies continue to shut down nuclear reactors for reasons ranging from economic woes to safety concerns, Bill Gates is bullish on nuclear power as a clean energy solution to climate change. Gates, who is also an investor in nuclear power, told the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Energy Assembly on Wednesday that
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In this article TSLA AMZN CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday suggested the U.S. impose a surtax on billionaires following this week’s ProPublica report on how some of the richest people on the planet are avoiding taxes. In recent years, billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and businessman Michael Bloomberg, investors Carl
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Today, William Tanuwijaya is a formidable force. As CEO of e-commerce site Tokopedia, the 39-year-old is one-quarter of the leadership of the newly- merged GoTo Group — Indonesia’s most valuable technology company. But his business may never have come to be if it weren’t for his determination in the face of critics. “Tokopedia’s story almost
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NASA There’s a new potential risk investors need to watch out for, and it’s out of this world. Exchange-traded fund provider ProcureAM this week submitted a regulatory filing with the SEC citing a new unprecedented risk: unidentified aerial phenomena. ProcureAM — which provides a space-themed ETF that trades under the ticker symbol UFO — added
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Financial services for cryptocurrency holders have been growing as a subset of the fintech industry for years. Now, crypto 401(k)s are entering the mix. A small 401(k) provider called ForUsAll is now allowing participants to allocate up to 5% of their retirement funds into cryptocurrency.  The offering includes 50 different crypto assets including bitcoin, which
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Jack Taylor | Getty Images News | Getty Images Cryptocurrency is known for volatility and some experts say crashes tend to happen on weekends. “This has been a phenomenon in crypto for several years,” said Stephen McKeon, associate professor of finance at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and partner at Collab+Currency, a cryptocurrency-focused
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