Sun Valley Summit: Tech, Media Giants Gather to Discuss Streaming Strategy
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Sun Valley Summit: Tech, Media Giants Gather to Discuss Streaming Strategy

This week, media and tech giants will gather in Sun Valley to discuss the future of streaming and explore potential strategic alliances. Allen & Co.’s annual conference, known as “billionaires’ summer camp,” kicks off Tuesday at a ski lodge in Idaho. Since 1983, the event has been the birthplace of major media deals and a space for industry leaders to discuss the future of their businesses and the broader economy. The guest list for Sun Valley includes media leaders like Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav; Disney’s Bob Iger and his potential successors Dana Walden, Alan Bergman, Josh D’Amaro and Hugh Johnston; as well as Netflix co-CEOs Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters; along with tech titans like Amazon’s Andy Jassy and Jeff Bezos; and Apple CEO Tim Cook. While these moguls are regular gu...
Trump-Influenced RNC Platform Emphasizes Social Security, Medicare, Softens Language on Abortion
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Trump-Influenced RNC Platform Emphasizes Social Security, Medicare, Softens Language on Abortion

On Monday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) adopted a new platform, heavily influenced by former President Donald Trump. The revised platform introduces significant changes to previous GOP positions on marriage and abortion, while making ambitious economic promises. Key economic commitments include ending inflation, transforming the United States into a manufacturing powerhouse, and implementing deep tax cuts for workers. The platform aligns with Trump's pledges to maintain funding for Social Security and Medicare, two widely supported but expensive government programs. The new 16-page platform, much shorter than those from the 2016 and 2020 cycles, passed by a vote of 84 to 18, according to a person familiar with the proceedings. It reflects a shift toward Trump’s populis...
LeBron Responds to Bronny’s Criticism After Lakers’ Summer League Open
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LeBron Responds to Bronny’s Criticism After Lakers’ Summer League Open

Emmanuel Acho, Joy Taylor, LeSean McCoy and James Jones delve into the latest sports news, focusing on Bronny James’ NBA Summer League debut and LeBron James’ reaction to criticism of his son. Bronny James, the eldest son of NBA superstar LeBron James, recently made his highly anticipated NBA Summer League debut with the Los Angeles Lakers. The debut has been a hot topic in the sports world, with many analysts and fans eager to see how the young prospect will perform on such a big stage. However, the excitement was quickly met with a wave of criticism, as some critics were quick to point out perceived flaws in Bronny's game. LeBron James, known not only for his prowess on the court but also for his vocal support of his family, has not remained silent in the face of this criticism...
GlobalFoundries Seeks Talent Amid Growing Chip Demand
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GlobalFoundries Seeks Talent Amid Growing Chip Demand

The semiconductor industry is actively seeking workers in a competitive labor market, driven by growing demand for talent and the need for funding from the CHIPS and Science Act, which aims to stimulate domestic manufacturing. The U.S. economy is expected to face a shortage of about one million workers by 2030, as generative AI further fuels demand in the industry. A 2023 study by the Semiconductor Industry Association predicts a shortage of 67,000 computer scientists, engineers, and technicians in the U.S. chip industry by 2030, while the entire U.S. economy is projected to face a gap of 1.4 million such workers. A separate study by Deloitte suggests that the talent shortage in the semiconductor industry could worsen due to the global economic climate and ongoing supply chain issues. Glo...
Boeing admits guilt in criminal fraud linked to 737 Max disaster
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Boeing admits guilt in criminal fraud linked to 737 Max disaster

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge linked to the tragic 737 Max crashes, the Justice Department announced Sunday. This comes months after U.S. prosecutors accused the aerospace giant of violating a 2021 settlement that had previously shielded it from criminal prosecution. As part of the settlement, Boeing will pay a $243.6 million fine and appoint an independent compliance monitor for a three-year probationary period. Boeing also is required to invest at least $455 million in compliance and safety programs, according to a U.S. Attorney's Court filing Sunday night. The settlement agreement awaits approval from a federal judge to go into effect. The agreement also calls for Boeing's board of directors to meet with the families of the crash victims. Boeing faced a d...
HBC to Acquire Neiman Marcus Group for .65 Billion
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HBC to Acquire Neiman Marcus Group for $2.65 Billion

HBC, the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, has announced its acquisition of Neiman Marcus Group for $2.65 billion. The merger will unite two iconic luxury retailers under one roof. The new entity, Saks Global, will include Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Richard Baker, CEO of HBC, expressed his excitement about the merger, highlighting the benefits it envisions for customers, partners and employees. He emphasized the potential for technological advances to transform the luxury retail experience. Major leadership changes include Marc Metrick, currently CEO of Saks.com, who will become CEO of Saks Global. Ian Putnam, president and CEO of HBC Properties and Investments, will oversee Saks Global’s real estate and investment businesses, both of which wil...
Manchester City at the back of the fleet after hacking threat to Premier League fair play watchdog
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Manchester City at the back of the fleet after hacking threat to Premier League fair play watchdog

A new chapter in the Premier League's romance with Manchester City and their entire relationship with the financier Fair Play has allayed the concerns of the citizens, a club that finds itself implicated in serious accusations for having apparently ignored the rules set by the organisation when it came to gassing money. On Monday 24 June, a source at The Sun newspaper revealed that the newspaper "had stumbled upon the publication of hundreds of electronic corrections and computer documents by the 'hacker' behind the Football Leaks scandal". Rui Pinto, identified as the hacker who has been part of a text protection program for four years, will have in his hands information collected in thousands of documents that will be between the wall and the sword of Manchester City. The diary reported...
New York Times Editorial Board Urges Biden to Drop Out of Presidential Race
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New York Times Editorial Board Urges Biden to Drop Out of Presidential Race

The New York Times editorial board on Friday called on President Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential race against Donald Trump, citing his poor performance in the debate the night before. “The president appeared on Thursday night as a shadow of a once-great public servant,” the Times editorial said. “He struggled to articulate what he would accomplish in a second term. He struggled to respond to Trump’s provocations. He struggled to hold Trump accountable for his lies, his failures and his chilling plans. More than once, he struggled to finish a sentence.” “Biden has claimed that he is the candidate best positioned to confront and defeat this threat of tyranny. His argument is based largely on his victory over Trump in 2020,” the editorial continues. “That is no longer a sufficien...
Ford CEO Announces Profitable K Electric Vehicle in 2 1/2 Years
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Ford CEO Announces Profitable $30K Electric Vehicle in 2 1/2 Years

At the Aspen Ideas Festival on Friday, Ford CEO Jim Farley announced that the company plans to launch a $30,000 all-electric vehicle that will be profitable in about two and a half years. Farley provided limited additional details about the vehicle, which is being developed by a specialized team within Ford. He said its main competitors will be Chinese automakers such as BYD and a planned entry-level electric car from Tesla, the leading U.S. electric vehicle maker. Farley said Ford is focusing on smaller electric vehicles rather than larger, all-electric trucks and SUVs, which have historically been the company's main profit drivers. He said larger vehicles "will never be profitable." "To get a profitable electric vehicle, automakers have to make a significant shift. The first thing we ha...
Concerns Over Biden’s Debate Performance
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Concerns Over Biden’s Debate Performance

After his State of the Union address in March, President Joe Biden appeared to allay concerns about his abilities at 81. Speaking firmly, he faced down Republican lawmakers who mocked him. However, one Democratic congressman who had shaken Biden's hand that night was troubled by his appearance, describing him as "frail and weak." Biden’s poor performance in a recent debate with Donald Trump has raised questions. Some Democratic lawmakers, who have watched Biden closely, are now questioning his ability to stay in office. They cite memory lapses and inconsistencies noted during his tenure. A significant team of aides surrounds Biden, helping to prevent potential embarrassment. He often uses a shorter ladder to climb onto Air Force One to minimize the risk of falling. No president s...