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John Skipper, President of ESPN resigns

John Skipper, President of ESPN resigns

John Skipper has resigned from his top position at ESPN and co-chairmanship of the Disney Media Networks. President John Skipper has announced his resignation, admitting that he is fighting a drug problem. Asked why Skipper was stepping down now, the source said, "Addiction doesn't follow neat and orderly lines". Former ESPN's president, George Bodenheimer, will take over as the acting chairman of the company for next 90 days to help Bob Iger, Disney chairman, and Chief Executive, in ... Consulte Mais Informação

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STF rejeita denúncia contra Biu e Arthur Lira

STF rejeita denúncia contra Biu e Arthur Lira

Também foi rejeitada ação por corrupção passiva e lavagem de dinheiro contra contra o senador Benedito de Lira e o filho dele, o deputado federal Arthur Lira, ambos do PP de Alagoas. De acordo com os investigadores, pai e filho foram beneficiados em esquema de suborno pago por empresas fornecedoras da Petrobras e há outras provas testemunhais e documentais, incluindo rastreamento de contas bancárias. Consulte Mais Informação

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Jack in the Box Deals Qdoba for $305M in Cash

Jack in the Box Deals Qdoba for $305M in Cash

Jack in the Box expects to use the proceeds of the deal, which is expected to close by April 2018, to pay down debt. Chairman and CEO Lenny Comma said Tuesday the San Diego company decided that selling Qdoba was the best thing to do. Over the past 14 years, net units have grown at a compound annual growth rate of 16%, Mr. Commas said. "We are extremely excited to be acquiring Qdoba and look forward to working with the management team, employees and franchisees to continue building the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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BMW Announces Partnership To Develop Solid-State Batteries

BMW Announces Partnership To Develop Solid-State Batteries

Toyota has been working on the technology - which promises lower cost, greater range and quicker charging - for the past decade, and have revealed they expect their solid state batteries to arrive in the early 2020s . Solid Power is a Colorado-based startup that was founded during a research program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since the company began garnering the attention of BMW and other companies such as A123 Systems it moved to a bigger facility and hired more staff in ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Cryptocurrency exchange Youbit shuts down after hack attack

Cryptocurrency exchange Youbit shuts down after hack attack

The cryptocurrency exchange had been hacked once before in April when almost 4,000 Bitcoins were stolen in a cyber attack that the country's spy agency linked to North Korea, according to a South Korean newspaper report on Saturday. About one million South Koreans, many of them small-time investors, are estimated to own bitcoin. Despite the warnings, Bitcoin traded at around $18,800 (€15,925) on Tuesday morning, maintaining its global rally this year that saw prices soar from $1,000 in ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Ola to acquire Foodpanda India

Ola to acquire Foodpanda India

According to analysts, Ola is focussed on diversifying its offerings by making an acquisition in the food delivery segment, after lessons learnt on starting up and failing with Ola Cafe in the past. Ola has also committed to invest $200million into the Foodpanda India business. The Foodpanda India team has done a tremendous job building the business and we look forward to supporting them and the Ola team in the future. Consulte Mais Informação

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Boeing and Bombardier trade row reaches critical stage

Boeing and Bombardier trade row reaches critical stage

First, he said it's rooted in speculation that American powerhouse Boeing will be hurt by Bombardier C-Series imports, the sort of conjecture forbidden not only under USA law, but also by World Trade Organization rules. But Chad Brown, co-host of the "Trade Talks" podcast and senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said it's notable that Boeing filed this case in the US, rather than going the usual route of past aircraft disputes: the WTO. Consulte Mais Informação

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The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier

The Climate for Coal Just Got Even Chillier

While we won't always agree with our industry associations, we will continue to call out material differences where they exist and we will take action where necessary, as we have done today. But it threatened to quit the council unless it stopped lobbying for coal. The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, a not-for profit association, filed a resolution at BHP's annual general meeting seeking to end the Minerals Council membership, which attracted about 9 per cent of votes. Consulte Mais Informação

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GoCompare buys MyVoucherCodes.co.uk for £36.5m

GoCompare buys MyVoucherCodes.co.uk for £36.5m

The group has reached an agreement to acquire The Global Voucher Group Ltd, which trades as MyVoucherCodes, and its subsidiaries (together MyVoucherCodes) from Monitise Ltd. Faisal Galaria, chief strategy and investment officer at GoCompare, said: "MyVoucherCodes has achieved significant scale in the United Kingdom over the last ten years and the acquisition brings relationships with some of the largest online retailers in the United Kingdom across numerous industries, including ASOS, Sky, ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Platinum Equity to buy Canada's Husky Injection Molding Systems

Platinum Equity to buy Canada's Husky Injection Molding Systems

The deal, expected to close during the second quarter of 2018, will see Husky's existing management team remain significant investors in the business through continued equity ownership. Platinum Equity's Husky acquisition adds to its $13 billion portfolio, which includes more than 30 companies. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank are leading the financing for the deal. Consulte Mais Informação

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