• Peloton 'wife' pops up in new advertisement
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    Peloton 'wife' pops up in new advertisement

    (Old Peloton ad - "It's a peloton!") The actress who appeared in Peloton's widely criticized Christmas advertisement is back… This time, in a role selling gin for company owner and actor Ryan Reynolds in a tongue-in-cheek advertisement. The video ad for Aviation American Gin was tweeted by Reynolds on Friday and already has more than six million views.. In it, three women are out for a holiday drink… One friend tells the Peloton actress..: (broll -- "You are safe here," one friend tells) The trio toasts… with the Peloton actress quickly finishing her drink… The ad ends with… (broll - "you look great by the way!") Reynolds - the actor known for his roles in Marvel Comic's superhero "Deadpool" movies - tweeted the ad with the comment "Exercise bike not included." Peloton's Christmas advertisement called the "The Gift that Gives Back," shows the same actress receiving a Peloton bike as a gift from her husband… She appears anxious, she then records her workouts... and the two watch her video a year later. Many viewers labelled the ad as 'sexist' and 'dystopian'… and some viewers said the husband was quote 'controlling' and 'manipulative'.. One twitter use wrote: TWEET FROM @hemjhaveri READING (English): 'It's clear this woman doesn't need a Peloton. She needs a good therapist and a divorce lawyer.' Another said: TWEET FROM @gremisch READING (English): 'If you close your eyes you can hear the distant screams of the marketing department realising the huge mistake they made' A company spokesperson this week said Peloton was disappointed in how some people misinterpreted the ad...and said it was meant to celebrate fitness.

  • Why 'Baby Yoda' could be 2020's hottest toy
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    Why 'Baby Yoda' could be 2020's hottest toy

    The demand for Baby Yoda merchandise could have made "The Mandalorian" character a must-have this holiday season — but it won't be available until 2020.

  • Oilprice.com

    The Best And Worst Oil Majors Of 2019

    2019 has been a tough year for oil companies, but some of the oil majors have fared surprisingly well due to their economies of scale advantage and low breakeven prices per barrel

  • Financial Times

    Jeff Bezos warns US military it risks losing tech supremacy

    Jeff Bezos has warned American military leaders that the US risks losing its superiority in technologies that have been key to its national security. Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum, an annual gathering of US military leaders and defence contractors, the Amazon chief executive officer suggested that China’s attempt to steal an edge in important technologies represented a new type of threat to US military supremacy, which has been based for decades on a clear technological superiority.

  • Financial Times

    Investors can change the narrative on climate transition

    There is a moment in Naomi Klein’s recent book on climate change, On Fire, where the environmental campaigner considers the question of what individuals can do to tackle the challenge of global warming. Ms Klein is talking here about consumption, and savaging the idea that we can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 — or anything near it — through individual choices, such as eating fewer T-bone steaks, installing loft insulation, or buying a hybrid motor car.

  • Financial Times

    How to take back control from the Big Tech barons

    It’s a question that’s been on my mind because of a recent conversation I had with a famous technology investor in Silicon Valley. Railroad tycoon Thomas Scott allegedly helped tip the 1876 presidential race to Rutherford B Hayes by using his wealth and connections to secure Hayes southern political support in exchange for his blessing Scott’s efforts to create the second transcontinental railroad. The deal done, Hayes was inaugurated four days later, having ridden to Washington aboard Scott’s private railway car.

  • Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon
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    Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon

    Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defence contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself. "We are going to support the Department of Defense, this country is important," Bezos said at an annual defence forum at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

  • AFP

    Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad

    Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky new holiday ad for his Aviation Gin brand. Two concerned friends sit on either side. The three toast to "new beginnings" before she begins chugging her drink, a martini made with Aviation Gin.

  • Disney (DIS) Up 11.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
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    Disney (DIS) Up 11.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    Disney (DIS) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Financial Times

    Elon Musk wins defamation case over ‘pedo guy’ tweet

    Elon Musk won his defence against a charge of defamation on Friday afternoon, when a jury in Los Angeles found for the Tesla boss after less than an hour of deliberation. Vernon Unsworth, a British diver, had sought $190m in damages over tweets Mr Musk sent last year that included calling him “pedo guy”. “My faith in humanity is restored,” Mr Musk said as he left the court.

  • Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service
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    Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service

    An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry. Nick Maniatis, who ran the state's film office before going to work for Netflix, spoke to a group of hundreds of business leaders and elected officials who were gathered Thursday in Albuquerque.

  • Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet
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    Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet

    A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favour of Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter. The plaintiff, Vernon Unsworth, was seeking $190 million (£148 million) damages against Musk, who during the trial estimated his net worth at $20 billion.

  • Amazon (AMZN) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know
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    Amazon (AMZN) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

    Amazon (AMZN) closed at $1,751.60 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.64% move from the prior day.

  • FAA seeks $3.9 million fine from Boeing for defective parts on 737 NG planes
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    FAA seeks $3.9 million fine from Boeing for defective parts on 737 NG planes

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday it seeks to impose a $3.9 million (£3.04 million) fine on Boeing Co , alleging it failed to prevent the installation of defective parts on about 130 737 NG airplanes. In a statement on Friday, Boeing did not admit liability but said they were aware of the FAA's concerns. The company has 30 days to respond either by paying the fine or challenging it; Boeing said it would review the penalty.

  • FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts
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    FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

    Safety regulators want to fine Boeing $3.9 million, saying that the company installed wing parts on 133 planes even though it knew the parts were faulty. Boeing said Friday that all the affected planes in use have been inspected and fixed. The Federal Aviation Administration said Boeing failed to oversee its suppliers.

  • GameStop Q3 Earnings Preview: Will GME Stock's Freefall Continue?
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    GameStop Q3 Earnings Preview: Will GME Stock's Freefall Continue?

    GameStop (GME) is set to report its third quarter report after the closing bell on Tuesday, December 10.

  • Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report
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    Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report

    A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough. Uber's report was hailed by victims' rights organizations for taking a step that other companies have so far been unwilling to match. In the safety report, Uber said 464 people were raped while using its services in 2017 and 2018.

  • Top Research Reports for Apple, PepsiCo & BHP
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    Top Research Reports for Apple, PepsiCo & BHP

    Top Research Reports for Apple, PepsiCo & BHP

  • Buy Apple (AAPL) Stock on Analyst Optimism Heading into 2020?
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    Buy Apple (AAPL) Stock on Analyst Optimism Heading into 2020?

    Apple (AAPL) closed up over 1.4% Thursday after a Citi analyst predicted the iPhone maker to outperform this upcoming holiday season.