Who is the most important person in the world?

Of all the people who have the power to affect our lives, who among them is most important? (Photo: Hydromet, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Who is the most important person in this rapidly changing world? Is it someone who creates jobs? Writes policies? Drives conversation? In an effort to find out, we want the opinions of everyday folks. Take the poll to choose […]

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Tesla junk bond spreads widens to a record after big loss

(Reuters) – Investors are demanding a record risk premium for holding Tesla Inc’s $1.8 billion junk bond after the electric car maker posted a $700 million first-quarter loss and signaled it may be in the market for more capital soon. The price on Tesla’s 5.3% note due August 2025 slipped, nudging its yield to the highest in about six months […]

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A fourth person to die at Grand Canyon this year has been identified

A visitor who fell 200 feet to her death at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim on Tuesday has been identified as a Peoria woman, officials said. Cynthia Ackley, 69, died after falling from a rocky point west of the Pipe Creek Vista, said Vanessa Ceja-Cervantes, spokeswoman for Grand Canyon National Park. Ackley’s body was recovered by a park helicopter and technical rescue […]

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UK government says it hasn't decided yet on Huawei 5G role

The British government has not yet decided whether to allow China's Huawei to supply parts for the U.K.'s new 5G wireless network, Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright said Thursday, as he condemned leaks from private government discussions on the issue. Continue Reading Below Wright said government officials and U.K. intelligence agencies are still carrying out a review on how best to […]

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How to sidestep the potential pitfalls of travel credit cards

Consumers should remember issuers of travel credit cards are in business to make money. (Photo: Getty Images) “Free travel” – two little words that can jump-start the pulse, excite the imagination and, if you’re not careful, actually take money right out of your pocket. Travel rewards credit cards offering big sign-up bonuses and seemingly endless opportunities to earn points toward free […]

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Nintendo profit jumps 39% on Switch software sales

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 39% rise in profit for the fiscal year through March on healthy software sales for its popular Switch console. Interested in Nintendo? The Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises recorded a 194 billion yen ($1.7 billion) annual profit. Annual sales rose 14% to 1.2 trillion yen ($10.7 billion). […]

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Tesla Still Plans to Deliver as Many as 400,000 Cars This Year

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) posted relatively poor earnings. However, if the number of cars an auto company sells is a major key to success, Tesla continues to be on the right road. The electric car company said it will deliver 360,000 to 400,000 cars this year, up 45% to 65% compared with 2018. Among the worries investors have expressed about […]

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Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot? Just Call It a Job Machine

SAN FRANCISCO — David Dancer is a 48-year-old marketing executive who has worked for big brands like Charles Schwab and Teleflora. A year ago, he got a call from a recruiter for a different kind of company: MedMen, a cannabis retailer that has been called “the Apple Store of weed.” The opening was for a chief marketing officer. He took […]

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