SpaceX just launched a satellite into space on its Falcon 9 rocket — here’s the live video

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, just used its Falcon 9 rocket to launch a Qatari communications satellite into orbit. The Es’hail-2 satellite launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday afternoon. Qatar’s earlier Es’hail-1 satellite was deployed in August 2013 in partnership with Eutelsat, a French telecommunications operator. The Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s workhorse rocket — this is the company’s 18th mission in 2018, tying its total from last year. It was also the rocket’s 63rd launch since 2010. You can watch the video of the launch here: SEE ALSO: SpaceX is launching its most powerful rocket ever — here’s how to watch live Join… Read More

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The Rutgers prof who said f— white people just got cleared of wrongdoing

The university reversed its previous decision in a case that fueled conservative backlash. The white Rutgers University professor who wrote f— white people in a scathing social media rant said he has been cleared of wrongdoing in a reversal of the university’s original ruling. Rutgers previously determined that professor James Livingston’s speech was not protected by the First Amendment and he violated university policy in a Facebook diatribe about gentrification and “little caucasian a–holes.” But a second review, ordered by university President Robert Barchi, found that complaints made against Livingston were either anonymous or came from people with no affiliation to Rutgers, according to a decision Livingston posted to his… Read More

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The government wants to crack down on cigarettes with menthol, a flavor that’s wildly popular and may make quitting even harder

On Thursday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it wants to ban all cigarettes flavored with menthol. In the US, menthol is a popular cigarette flavor, especially among African American and young smokers. The cool, minty flavor may mask some of the unpleasant aspects of starting to smoke, the FDA commissioner said. Some research suggests that menthol in cigarettes may make it harder to quit smoking. Federal officials revealed plans this week to ban cool, minty menthol flavoring from traditional cigarettes as part of a larger push to curb vaping and smoking in young people. In a statement released on Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration… Read More

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Companies Know Hitting ‘No Tip’ Is Painfully Awkward. That’s The Point

Watch Video “I felt like I had no choice.” Have you ever said that? Maybe after doing something you weren’t sure you wanted to do or even knew you didn’t want to. Social scientists call this a “strong situation.” As opposed to a “weak” one. Why did I just tell the barber I loved my new botch job? Or clap for a speech I completely disagreed with? There are the two basic components of “situational strength” theory. A “strong situation” is defined by obvious cues — powerful signals as to what’s expected of us. A “weak situation” is a circumstance in which a you can use your personality, intelligence, values… Read More

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Here come Nvidia earnings… (NVDA)

Nvidia is set to report third-quarter earnings after Thursday’s closing bell. Shares have been under pressure, down 26%, since the large-cap-tech correction began in October. Watch Nvidia trade live here. Nvidia is set to report third-quarter earnings after Thursday’s closing bell. Here’s what analysts are expecting: Adjusted earnings per share: $1.92 Revenue: $3.24 billion Shares have been under pressure, down 26%, since the large-cap-tech correction began early in October. But Goldman Sachs said it’s a good time to buy the dip. “With our long-term bull thesis (i.e. significant upside to Street estimates predicated on continued growth in gaming, data center and professional visualization aided by gross and operating margin expansion)… Read More

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Here’s how much Zillow is paying its new CFO to come over from Amazon

Zillow CFO Allen Parker. (Zillow Photo) Zillow Group disclosed how much it is paying its new CFO, long-time Amazon veteran Allen Parker. Parker will receive a base salary of $540,000, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week. He will receive a signing bonus of $1.5 million broken up into two installments. Parker will receive a stock award of shares totaling $3.5 million in value, with shares vesting over several years. Parker is also eligible for bonuses of up to $2.5 million in stock as part of Zillow’s year-end review process. Parker previously spent more than 12 years at Amazon and was most recently… Read More

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