There's More to SunPower's U.S. Expansion Than Meets the Eye


We don't know what was said behind closed doors, but it has become clear that SunPower's (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced acquisition of SolarWorld Americas earlier this week was driven by more than just economics Based on the uniqueness of its offerings, and the lack of a domestic competitor, the company has argued it ought to be excluded from Trump's tariffs -- which were, as followers of this saga...

Intel Officially Loses Its Manufacturing Lead


In the overview, the company says that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM) is set to start mass production on its 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process in the second quarter of 2018, with an enhanced version of that technology going into production in early 2019 Newer generation manufacturing technologies allow chip makers to cram more features and drive up performance...

After Math: Number stations


Numbers, because you can't convince me Mark Zuckerberg doesn't cut his own hair An offer for unlimited wireless data, bundled with discounted streaming-TV service, helping AT&T bide its time while awaiting regulatory approval to transform into a media powerhouse through the $854 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc Facebook share price fell by more than 5% Monday shortly after the opening of Wall...

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 48 in Afghan capital


Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, updating an earlier toll Police blocked all roads to the blast site, with only ambulances allowed in Majro said there were five small children and 21 women among the dead More than a dozen children and nearly 50 women were wounded, he said, adding that the tolls could still rise The Islamic State...

25% of Baby Boomers Plan to Retire Before Age 65. Here's What You Need to Know if You're One of Them


Many workers dream of retiring early and enjoying their freedom while they're relatively young In fact, that's precisely how many seniors manage to retire well before full retirement age The problem, however, is that Medicare doesn't kick in until age 65, so if you retire before then, you'll need to figure out health insurance on your own Now if your spouse is still working at that point and you...

Better Buy: Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) vs. Pfizer (PFE)


Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) face different challenges -- but there is some similarity Gilead is trying to prove that it can return to growth despite falling sales for its blockbuster hepatitis C virus (HCV) franchise Pfizer is attempting to move past the weight on revenue resulting from older drugs that have lost patent exclusivity Outside of its antiviral drugs, Gilead...

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 31 in Afghan capital


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 31 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, updating an earlier toll Police blocked all roads to the blast site, with only ambulances allowed in The...

Apple will shutter its last Watch-exclusive store in May


On May 13th, the last Apple Watch -exclusive store will close its doors The shop, which is located inside Shinjuku, Tokyo's posh Isetan department store, is one of the three pop-ups the tech titan built when it launched the wearable back in 2015 Twitter user Shotaro Akiba has shared a photo on Twitter showing the department store's announcement Apple shut down the other two pop-ups in London and...

Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief's condo deal


FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a news conference at the EPA in Washington, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standards The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains his famous one-character emails, known to strike fear in manager's hearts


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos still personally reads customer complaint emails sent to him, even though he doesn't reply to many of them, he said during an on-stage interview on Friday Often, he'll forward those emails on to the executives in charge with a single character: a question mark When the executive gets an email from Bezos that simply says "" they know that Bezos is concerned about something...

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