PACIFIC • The Future of Media Isn’t Media

What’s Next: The End of Media: If Federal Judge Richard J. Leon rules in favor of AT&T’s $85-billion Time Warner purchase tomorrow, it will affirm that technology, media and telecom are all competing in the...

Walmart wants to replace Toys ‘R’ Us

Sensing an opportunity to appeal to shoppers and grab market share, the world's largest retailer is expanding its toy selection in stores and online as it gears up for the first holiday season without Toys...

America is now the world’s largest oil producer

Move over Russia and Saudi Arabia. America has reclaimed its throne atop the oil world. For the first time since 1973, the United States is the world's largest producer of crude oil, according to preliminary estimates published on...

Here are 79 jobs with six-figure salaries

There are many considerations Americans take into account when looking for work. Some look for a job with good benefits, others want a healthy work-life balance, and others want a career that gives them a...

Verizon cuts the price of its unlimited prepaid plan

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) appears to be feeling the heat from T-Mobile's Metro relaunch. It's shaking up its prepaid plans with an emphasis on better value at the high end. The price of the unlimited plan has effectively...

Mark Zuckerberg Now Third Richest Person On Earth

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has leapfrogged Warren Buffet to become the third richest person alive, Bloomberg reported Friday. He’s worth an astonishing $81.6 billion. Zuckerberg, 34, rounded out the three tech giants at the top of the money heap, following...

Here’s What Comes To Netflix In September 2018

Netflix  adds over 50 originals this month. You’ll never go outside again.Typically, Netflix will only debut one truly notable show a week. On multiple occasions in September, at least two high-profile shows join the service...

Medicare for All makes a lot of sense

The economics of Medicare for All championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders are actually quite straightforward. Under what advocates call "M4A," health care coverage would expand while total spending on health care -- by companies, individuals...

The global coronavirus recession is beginning

As restaurants, shops, airlines and factories shut down around the world, from New York to Paris and Madrid, economists are warning that a global recession is no longer a looming threat. It's here. Dire economic data...

Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is going strawless. The coffee company announced Monday that it will phase out plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020. The changes will help Starbucks (SBUX) eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year, the company said. Plastic...

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