Via: India Space Research Organization Water is critical to the future of spaceflight, and especially to human colonizing other planets. Beyond being necessary for life, water is one of the most efficient propellants. The results of the Arkyd-6 mission will teach Planetary Resources what it needs to know before launching exploratory crafts to asteroids near
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Samuel Kemp, Piper Jaffray: “We see this as the right long-term decision.” When people are selling the stock, they’re thinking: “This could lead to reduced Facebook engagement, ad impressions and therefore ad revenue,” according to Kemp. But Facebook still owns Instagram, and that could absorb any ads that don’t find a home on Facebook’s main
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Late last year, Morgan Stanley got a tip: Reporters were asking about allegations that a high-profile executive, the former congressman Harold E. Ford Jr., had harassed a female journalist. Morgan Stanley conducted a quick investigation, interviewing the accuser and Mr. Ford, who denied the allegations. According to Morgan Stanley officials briefed on the internal process,
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Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about Apple possibly buying Netflix. The new round of speculation seems to have been kick-started by Barry Ritholtz in Bloomberg View last November. (Some skeptical takes are here and here.) Forget it. It’s too late. There’s no chance this will happen now. Here’s why. It’s too expensive —
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“It’s exciting to contemplate what you’d do with any amount of extra money, but it might cause you to make financial decisions that don’t look so good in hindsight,” said Kathryn Hauer, a certified financial planner with Aiken, South Carolina-based Wilson David Investment Advisors in a December interview. Among the companies announcing worker windfalls, AT&T
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Motor vehicle inventories were unchanged as previously reported after falling 0.7 percent in October. Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, increased 0.2 percent as reported last month. They rose 0.4 percent in October. Inventory investment contributed almost eight-tenths of a percentage point to the economy’s 3.2 percent annualized growth pace
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for “dreamers” — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization’s
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J.P. Morgan Chase on Friday reported earnings that topped Wall Street’s expectations after accounting for charges related to the tax bill. The bank revealed it took a $2.4 billion charge in the fourth-quarter due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here’s how the company did on an adjusted basis after that charge: EPS: adjusted
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BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue on Friday. Here’s how the company’s results fared against analyst expectations: EPS: $6.24 adjusted vs. $6.02 expected by Thomson Reuters Revenue: $3.469 billion vs. $3.321 billion expected Total assets under management: $6.288 trillion vs. $6.248 trillion expected by StreetAccount Net inflows:
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