South African Platinum Bosses May Seek To Have Strike Outlawed
Chris Griffith, the chief executive of Anglo American Platinum said on Wednesday court action might be taken to have a four-week strike against it and other platinum producers declared illegal given alleged violence by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union. Griffith was speaking at a media briefing along with chief executives of Lonmin and Impala Platinum.
Buzz Aldrin: We'll Be On Mars 'Before 2040'
Edwin E. Buzz Aldrin has walked on the moon, and now he's touched down in Menlo Park. Aldrin, one of three astronauts who were part of the historic Apollo 11 space mission that successfully landed on our gravitational neighbor on July 20, 1969, stopped by Facebook headquarters for a QA on Friday. Aldrin responded to all sorts of questions from Facebook users — ranging from technical questions regarding NASA's past and current space endeavors to the future of traveling to Mars to what his favorite sandwich is.
Fox Seen Selling CNN Rather Than Spinning Off Despite Tax Bill
If Twenty-First Century Fox succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc, it's likely to sell CNN and pay billions of dollars in taxes rather than go through the headaches of spinning the cable news channel off to shareholders of the merged company. According to people familiar with the matter, Fox plans to get rid of CNN because it already operates its own namesake news network and would likely face opposition from regulators even if it wanted to keep it. Potential buyers include CBS and Walt Disney's ABC - two broadcast news juggernauts in search of a cable news outlet. A sale would mean a tax hit of about 40 percent of the proceeds, which could range between $6 billion and $10 billion.
Reports Of The IPad's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
The tablet is dead. At least, that's what an array of breathless news reports would have you believe. Yes, it's true that tablet sales are on the decline in many markets and growing slower than others. But don't believe the unhype; the tablet isn't going to suffer the same fate as the netbook. Apple on Tuesday announced its third quarter 2014 earnings . And in what has become a trend, iPad sales failed to meet analyst expectations.
Exxon Eyes Expanding Texas Refinery Into Biggest In U.S. - Sources
Exxon Mobil is considering a multibillion-dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the U.S. shale oil boom, people with knowledge of the deliberations said. The expansion of the 344,600 barrel-per-day Beaumont refinery, if carried out, would be completed by 2020 and potentially double its size with the addition of a third crude distillation unit.
Khloé Kardashian And French Montana's Flirty Date Night At Jennifer Lopez's Party
From joint radio interviews to A-list parties, Khloé Kardashian and French Montana have definitely been making the rounds as a couple. The pair was part of the blowout bash held last night for Jennifer Lopez's 45th birthday at Greek restaurant and lounge Nammos Estiatorio in Southampton, N.Y., and E! News learns these two lovebirds just couldn't get enough of each other. A source tells E! News, the couple "were never too far from each other" while at the party.
Russia: McDonald's Food Has 'too Many Calories'
Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is taking the company to court for selling foods that contain more fats and carbohydrates than are allowed by national regulations.
Ask A Stylist: How To Get Jessica Alba's Boho Chic Style
Jessica Alba is known for being an incredible actress, but she has been making quite a name for herself on the fashion scene for years now. Her street style is always all over magazine pages, and her casual chic look was on point this past week. Jessica paired an insane $200 floral kimono with a Pam & Gela graphic tee for $125 and distressed Citizens of Humanity jeans for $275.
Tyson Foods To Shut Three Prepared Foods Factories
Tyson Foods the largest U.S. meat processor, said it will discontinue operations at three of its prepared foods factories, affecting about 950 people. The Cherokee, Iowa, plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico plants are expected to cease operations in the first half of 2015, the company said.
Harrison Ford "Doing Really Well" Recovering From Star Wars Injury, Says Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford is one tough dude! The 72-year-old actor broke his left leg on the Star Wars: Episode VII set last month, but fortunately, co-star Mark Hamill confirmed that Han Solo is on the mend! "I was not on set. It was really terrible, but I hear he's doing really well," Hamill told the BBC at the U.K. premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. "It will take more than that to stop Harrison Ford.