NASA private space station contracts: Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop

Concept art for the space station “Starlab” Nanorax NASA has awarded three companies contracts to develop private space stations, as the agency prepares to retire from the International Space Station. The agency announced Thursday that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and Nanorak were awarded $415.6 million under NASA’s Leo Designs (CLD) commercial venture. Nanoracks … Read more

Kroger, Boeing, Dollar General and more

A shopper holding an umbrella walks toward a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Stacy Scott | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out which companies are making the headlines at midday Thursday. Kroger – Shares of Kroger rose 12.5% ​​after the grocery chain published a better-than-expected quarterly report. The … Read more

Minnesota reports second U.S. omicron case in resident who traveled to NYC

A sign outside a hospital announcing a COVID-19 test on November 19, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Minnesota public health authorities on Thursday confirmed what appears to be the second case in the United States of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in a resident who recently returned from New York … Read more

Enron’s executives became household names. Here’s where they are now

The sudden collapse of Enron, which culminated in what was then the largest bankruptcy filing in US history on December 2, 2001, changed the lives of thousands, damaged investor confidence to the core and made household names out of previously unknown businessmen. Many have been dragged before congressional committees and reprimanded in seemingly endless hearings. … Read more

Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was just turning a corner

A passenger arrives at a terminal at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington as countries react to the novel coronavirus variant Omicron amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Washington, United States, November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Parilla Carlos Barria | Reuters The spread of the omicron variant Covid-19 around the world may delay the recovery … Read more

China issues directive to bring Boeing 737 Max back to the skies after more than 2 years

This December 15, 2018 photo shows a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft delivered to China Airlines during a ceremony at the Boeing 737 Zhoushan Fulfillment and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province. STR | AFP | Getty Images Chinese aviation regulators on Thursday instructed airlines to make the changes needed to fly Boeing’s … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, Dec. 2

Here are the top news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street braces for a rally after the first US omicron case leads to heavy selling Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, December 1, 2021. Brendan McDermid | … Read more

Dollar General to open 1,000 Popshelf stores, aimed at wealthier shoppers

Dollar General debuted a new store called Popshelf about a year ago, aimed at affluent suburban shoppers who enjoy hunting for a good deal. The Tennessee-based discounter said Thursday that it now plans to have nearly 1,000 stores by the end of fiscal year 2025 — including about 100 more locations that will open in … Read more

Twenty years after epic bankruptcy, Enron leaves a complex legacy

A logo lights up in front of the new corporate headquarters of Houston-based energy trading company Enron on November 29, 2001 in Houston, Texas. James Nielsen | Getty Images The Enron bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, led to an epic scandal, nearly two dozen criminal convictions, and sweeping government reforms. Enron has become a perennial … Read more

U.S. tightens travel testing requirements, mask mandates

United States President Joe Biden talks about a Covid-19 vaccine that has been administered in the United States at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is tightening rules for travel to and within the United States, requiring all domestic international … Read more