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United Continental Holdings has selected former Federal Aviation Administration chief Jane Garvey as board chair, making her the first woman to lead the company’s directors, the carrier said on Thursday. “Jane steps into this critical role bringing with her decades of experience as both a leader and pioneer in our industry,” United Chief Executive Oscar
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Best Buy – The electronics retailer earned an adjusted 82 cents per share for the first quarter, 8 cents a share above estimates, with revenue also exceeding forecasts. Best Buy reported a comparable store sales increase of 7.1 percent, well above the consensus Thomson Reuters forecast
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John Thys | AFP | Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at the European Parliament on May 22, 2018. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with European lawmakers in Brussels on Tuesday has been criticized by political representatives for being too short and providing “no answers.” Zuckerberg’s appearance in the European Parliament was facilitated
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BP has invested $20 million in Israel’s StoreDot, a start-up that claims its batteries can charge electrics cars in five minutes. The oil giant said Tuesday that its venture capital arm BP Ventures was investing in the Tel Aviv-based firm as it looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations. “Ultra-fast charging is at
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Toby Melville | Reuters Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. It seems as if everyone wants to know what Meghan Markle is wearing. The 36-year-old American actress, who’s set to marry Britian‘s Prince Harry on Saturday, has quickly morphed into a fashion
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“The complexity of large-scale manufacturing and the challenges of successfully commercializing new technologies and new manufacturing and marketing techniques suggest that shareholders would be better served by having Musk focus on running the company, and allowing an independent director to run the board,” according to a copy of ISS’ recommendations seen by Reuters. The recommendations
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A Cuban airliner with 113 people on board plummeted into a yuca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There was no immediate word on casualties, though residents told The Associated Press they saw at least some survivors being taken away in ambulances. A military officer who declined to provide his name
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Tune into the latest episode of “The Brave Ones”: EMEA Wednesday 23 May 2018: Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer (23.00 CET) Wednesday 6 June 2018: Tan Le, Co-Founder of Emotiv (23.00 CET) ­ · APAC Friday 25 May 2018: Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer (17.00 SIN/HK) Friday 8 June 2018: Tan Le, Co-Founder of Emotiv
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Walmart – The retail giant reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.14 per share, 2 cents share above estimates. Revenue also beat forecasts. US comparable-store sales were up 2.1 percent, beating consensus estimates. Cisco Systems – Cisco reported adjusted quarterly profit of 66 cents per share, a
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Home Depot – Home Depot earned $2.08 per share for the first quarter, 3 cents a share above estimates. Both revenue and comparable-store sales were below Street forecasts, but the home improvement retailer attributes the shortfall to bad weather and is maintaining its full-year sales forecast.
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