Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) –- Ever wonder who choreographs and designs the fight scenes and stunts for action movies? One Los Angeles-based company, 87Eleven Action Design, does just that. They are the stunt team behind more than 100 productions, including “The Hunger Games,” “Wolverine,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Bloomberg heads to 87Eleven’s training gym to
Solar panels are not new. But now Tesla is using batteries to store power from the sun for use during peak electricity hours at night. Stephanie Elam reports from Hawaii’s island of Kauai which is beginning to use the technology.
Stimulus checks printed at the Philadelphia Financial Center in Philadelphia. Jeff Fusco | Getty Images Many Americans are waiting for their second stimulus check and others want to know when they could possibly get a third payment. The $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan pushed by President Joe Biden includes a third round of $1,400 stimulus
Johnson & Johnson products on a shelf in a store in New York. Lucas Jackson | Reuters It was a busy week for Wall Street. Heavyweights like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Boeing and Tesla, among others, stepped up to report their earnings for the most recent quarter. However, some analysts and strategists were more focused on
As department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue try to get shoppers back into stores after the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns, the shift to online sales may continue to accelerate thanks to personalization technology. Richard Lautens | Toronto Star | Getty Images Personal shopping services once reserved for the wealthiest consumers are becoming increasingly popular amid the
GameStop mania took Wall Street by storm, thanks to a legion of retail traders glued to the WallStreetBets message board on Reddit. Shares of the struggling brick-and-mortar video game retailer skyrocketed 400% in the past week, closing out January with a whopping 1,625% gain. A band of amateur traders in WallStreetBets forum, whose members have
Kevin Johnson, CEO, Starbucks Scott Mlyn | CNBC Starbucks is expected to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings after the bell Tuesday. Here’s what Wall Street analysts surveyed by Refinitiv are expecting: Earnings per share: 55 cents expected Revenue: $6.93 billion expected At the coffee giant’s investor day in December, CFO Pat Grismer reiterated the company’s
The American health-care system may be buckling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, but one number is inexplicably falling. Disciplinary actions against doctors were down sharply in the first nine months of 2020, with 4,393 adverse action reports recorded against physicians in the National Practitioner Data Bank, a federal registry of health care professionals
The headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. JHVEPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to become a more aggressive consumer watchdog under the Biden administration and while the coronavirus pandemic hurls financial challenges at millions of Americans. Consumer advocates say the bureau was almost
An employee works inside an Office Depot Inc. Susana Gonzalez | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: ODP Corp. (ODP) ODP Corp. is a provider of business services, products and digital workplace technology solutions to small and medium businesses. The company has a fully integrated business-to-business distribution platform of approximately 1,300 stores and online presence. The
If you’re the type of eager beaver who likes to get your taxes done early every year, you’ll have to wait a bit longer than usual to file your 2020 return — until well after Groundhog Day, in fact. The IRS recently announced that it won’t begin accepting returns until February 12, which is 16
Steven A. Cohen Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images Steve Cohen, the founder of hedge fund Point72 and owner of the New York Mets, has deactivated his Twitter account after his family received threats this week amid the GameStop trading frenzy. “I’ve really enjoyed the back and forth with Mets fans on Twitter which
Levi’s clothes are seen on a store shelf in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Levi Strauss & Co. reported Wednesday its total holiday-quarter sales dropped 12%, marking an improvement from a more than 20% decline in the prior period, as weak shopper traffic at its stores was partially offset by double-digit growth online.
A sign welcomes customers to indoor dining at a restaurant in Brooklyn on December 01, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York City restaurants will be allowed to reopen for indoor dining at limited capacity beginning on Feb. 14 as long as Covid-19 cases continue to remain stable, Gov. Andrew
Not wanting to touch anything is having a dramatic impact on consumer habits. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Americans are abandoning cash almost entirely in favor of “tap and go” transactions and have finally embraced contactless and digital payment methods after years of reluctance. Fewer and fewer adults use printed or minted U.S. currency at all any more.
Kevin O’Leary on Friday defended the right of retail investors to continue trading shares of GameStop, AMC Entertainment and other stocks that have been hyped online. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the O’Shares ETFs co-founder said investors should be allowed to speculate freely — regardless of whether they end up losing their own
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images “Tax the rich” policies being weighed in some statehouses to cover Covid-era budget shortfalls may make more sense in the current economy. Inequality has been a hallmark of the pandemic recovery, marked by job loss for those at the bottom and soaring wealth for
People walk past a GameStop store in Midtown Manhattan on January 27, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images The astronomical rally in GameStop has imposed huge losses of nearly $20 billion for short sellers this year, but they are not budging. Short-selling hedge funds have suffered a mark-to-market loss of
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., arrives for a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook stock was down in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings. Here are the numbers: Earnings: $3.88 per
A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco. Louis Nastro | Reuters United Airlines said the jobs of roughly 14,000 employees are at risk when a second round of federal aid expires this spring, the latest sign of how the industry is struggling
Aimee Dilger | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Maybe you’ve heard by now that an army of retail investors has managed to use one of hedge funds’ common investment strategies against them. That is, short-selling. It generally involves selling borrowed shares of a stock with the belief that the price will drop, at
A stack of Starlink internet satellites just before a launch. SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to begin production of the next-generation of its Starlink internet satellites, according to a company job posting, with the company having deployed more than 1,000 first-generation satellites in orbit to date. A posting on the company’s careers page, open at the time
Any successful CEO will tell you that the people you hire can make or break your company. So what are the top traits hiring managers need to look for, and how do they spot them in a candidate? According to Elon Musk, it’s not about what school you went to or your level of education.
The Robinhood website home screen on a smartphone. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Restrictions on Robinhood traders are still tight and getting tighter throughout the day on Friday, now only allowing GameStop holders to buy a single additional share. The stock trading app has also expanded its list of restricted stocks from 13
Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals the new iPhone 12. Source Apple delivered its largest quarter by revenue of all time on Wednesday at $111.4 billion in its first-quarter earnings report for fiscal 2021. It’s the first time Apple crossed the symbolic $100 billion mark in a single quarter, and sales were up 21% year-over-year. Apple stock declined less than a percent in
Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Help is on the way. This week, two companies released more news on their Covid-19 vaccines as they prepare to seek regulatory clearance, flashing signs of hope that the U.S. could soon have more weapons against the pandemic. But with fresh reasons to be hopeful, also came signals
Juanmonino | E+ | Getty Images If you are counting on a tax refund, you could be sorely disappointed this filing season. A new W-4 form and a pandemic-dominated 2020 may have millions of Americans receiving smaller refunds, or even owing money to the government, this year. “I’ve already seen people upset that they owe
The war between hedge funds and retail investors over shares of GameStop has one logical conclusion, according to executives and traders of a major Wall Street firm. Shares of GameStop, the videogame retailer, have climbed more than 900% since the start of the year after members of a Reddit community called WallStreetBets banded together in
Recognize the photograph above? It adorns walls, computer screens and websites for psychiatrists and financial planners. It’s also on shower curtains, tote bags, maxi dresses, neck gaiters and ruffled bathing suits. Though seemingly too beautiful to be real, the scene depicts an actual place. It’s Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, one of the most famous sites in
The Reddit forum WallStreetBets logo on a smartphone arranged in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images What’s next for the Reddit crowd? Wall Street seems unsure. The “blow-out-the-short-sellers game” is showing signs of exhaustion, but the ramifications are only just being felt. What traders can’t agree on is