UK watchdog softens stance on competition concerns in Microsoft-Activision deal

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare video game is plugged into a Microsoft Xbox One video game console in Denver, Colorado, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Michael Siaglow | Bloomberg | Getty Images Britain’s competition watchdog said on Friday it had narrowed the scope of its investigation into Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, saying it no … Read more

The most trending stocks before the market: DB, COIN, SQ, MRO

A Deutsche Bank flag flies outside the firm’s Wall Street offices in New York. Mark Kozlalich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in premarket trading. Deutsche Bank — Shares of the German bank down 13% After a surge in credit default swaps — a form of default insurance for corporate … Read more

Inside $38M mansion, seller wants to unload by April 1

Take a tour of a lavish seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion in Los Angeles that includes a Kobe Bryant-themed basketball court, car showroom, and a 70-foot infinity pool that appears to float some 45 feet above the mountainside The place. Owners who want to sell before April 1st are prepared to lose millions of dollars. Here’s why: … Read more

LA mansions for sale face April 1 tax deadline

The owner of the seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion in Los Angeles is prepared to accept $6 million less than what he paid less than two years ago — all in a hurry. The house, which has a Kobe Bryant-themed basketball court, car showroom and a 70-foot infinity pool that appears to float about 45 feet above … Read more

Costco vs Sam’s Club: Who Has the Edge?

American Warehouse Club Industries, which includes Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale It’s worth more than $320 billion, according to estimates. The format is simple: membership payment shopping fee. In return, they get low-priced goods and services in a warehouse environment. With more than 65 million paying members, Costco controls the largest market share.but … Read more

Ford’s Tennessee campus to produce 500,000 electric vehicles a year

Ford’s BlueOval City electric vehicle and battery manufacturing campus in West Tennessee is scheduled to open in 2025. The park will be home to Ford’s second-generation electric truck, code-named Project T3, and will be able to produce 500,000 electric trucks at full capacity per year. ford ford motor company The company said Friday that the … Read more

King Charles’ visit to France postponed after wave of protests

French gendarmes react near burning trash cans as they clash with protesters during the ninth day of national strikes and demonstrations against the French government’s pension reforms in Paris, France, March 23, 2023. Sweet Corn Flakes | Reuters King Charles III’s visit to France has been postponed as government protests in Paris continue Pension System … Read more

Deutsche Bank shares fall 9% after default insurance costs suddenly spike

A logo is displayed above the headquarters of Deutsche Bank in the Aurora Business Park in Moscow, Russia. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Deutsche Bank Shares were down more than 9% in early trade on Friday after credit default swaps spiked late Thursday as concerns about the stability of European banks persisted. Shares … Read more

The Latest on the Russia-Ukraine War

Several civilians killed in overnight Russian airstrike: Ukrainian news agency A residential building is damaged after a Russian drone strike in the town of Rzhyshchiv in Kiev, Ukraine, March 22, 2023. Oleksii Chumachenko | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Several people were killed in Russian airstrikes overnight in different parts of Ukraine, Ukrainian state broadcaster … Read more

Younger moviegoers more likely to pay more for good seats: survey

Group of cheerful people laughing while watching movie in cinema. Zoran Zeremski | Stock | Getty Images Young moviegoers don’t mind paying extra to see a movie on a big screen if it means they get the best seat in the house, according to a new survey. The survey is from Morning Consultfound that 54 … Read more