By Dan Neil WSJ Andy Pasztor WSJ Thu., April 11, 2019 After spending the past decade eclipsed by the exploits of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company is over being small and done with being quiet. Ten years ago the company consisted of the Amazon magnate himself, a few researchers and an experimental lander that fit on a flatbed truck. There was no sign outside its industrial park headquarters in a Seattle suburb, and the boss didn’t talk to the media, period. Today the company—funded by Mr. Bezos to the tune of $1 billion a year—employs more than 2,000 people at five sites, including a launch facility in West Texas where later this year it will begin manned tests of its suborbital space tourism rocket, named New Shepard, in honor of American space pioneer Alan Shepard. Blue Origin’s next project literally dwarfs New Shepard: the mighty New Glenn, a 300-foot orbital, reusable rocket, due to fly first in … [Read more...] about Can Jeff Bezos make money in space?
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By Suzanne Kapner The Wall Street Journal Sarah Nassauer Khadeeja Safdar Sat., Dec. 29, 2018 Chains that invested to improve stores and boost their e-commerce businesses were rewarded in 2018 as a surging economy lifted consumer confidence and spending. Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. in the second quarter posted their highest sales increases in more than a decade. But time ran out on a few that were unable to adapt to the rapid shifts in retail wrought largely by the move to online shopping. Toys “R” Us closed all its stores after filing for bankruptcy protection last year. The parent company of Sears and Kmart also filed for bankruptcy and is in the process of accepting bids that will decide whether it liquidates or remains a going concern. Here are the retailers that flourished and those that flopped; the fates of some others on the list remain too early to call. Passing: Walmart U.S. sales at the world’s largest retailer have … [Read more...] about Retail report card for 2018: from Walmart to Tiffany’s
SINGAPORE: When the lease of his three-room flat in Lorong 4 Toa Payoh runs out in 2066, first aid and swimming coach Low Mong Seng, 34, expects the Government to give him “something in compensation”.“Either another shelter over our heads, or a lower lump sum amount (compared to the value of the property) for us to get another flat to stay in,” said Mr Low, who inherited the unit from his mother who died in 1995.But another homeowner, who gave her name only as Ms Kwok, has a different view.There is “a misunderstanding (among the public) of what homeownership is”, she said.“People think ‘ownership’ means a freehold ownership but if you buy a leasehold then obviously the limited lease is reflected,” added the 30-year-old lawyer. Three years ago, she bought a three-room flat in Tiong Bahru — completed in 1973 — with her husband.The issue of the lease expiry of older Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats has seized … [Read more...] about The Big Read: No easy answers to HDB lease decay issue, but public mindset has to change first
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015
By Jordan Press The Canadian Press Thu., Feb. 22, 2018 OTTAWA—Indigenous communities will find themselves with a long-term funding commitment in next week’s federal budget worth hundreds of millions of dollars to address the most acute housing situation in the country, say sources familiar with the measure. The housing shortage in Indigenous communities has meant that homes are often overcrowded and in desperate need of repairs — a combination that also has health consequences. The Liberals have promised unique housing strategies for Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities to go along with the 10-year, $225-million plan unveiled last year to fund groups that help house Indigenous Peoples off-reserve. The strategies would be distinct from the national housing strategy, which calls for $40 billion in promised federal and expected provincial spending on new units and a new housing supplement. Sources with knowledge of the government’s plans … [Read more...] about Federal budget will unveil long-term housing funds for Indigenous communities, sources say