NASA private space station contracts: Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop

Concept art for the space station “Starlab” Nanorax NASA has awarded three companies contracts to develop private space stations, as the agency prepares to retire from the International Space Station. The agency announced Thursday that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and Nanorak were awarded $415.6 million under NASA’s Leo Designs (CLD) commercial venture. Nanoracks … Read more

SEC issues final regs that allow it to delist foreign companies that don’t comply with audit rules

Gary Gensler, Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, DC, US, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Bill Clark | Bloomberg | Getty Images Public foreign companies listed in the United States may be removed from the list if their auditors do … Read more

CEOs across economy agree on one big 2022 prediction: More volatility

CEOs across the economy were optimistic in their 2022 outlook before the omicron variant of Covid emerged. Are they still now? A recent survey from the Business Roundtable revealed confidence about the outlook into next year, but that was conducted before the first cases of omicron were reported. On Wednesday, as the first omicron case … Read more

Kroger, Boeing, Dollar General and more

A shopper holding an umbrella walks toward a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Stacy Scott | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out which companies are making the headlines at midday Thursday. Kroger – Shares of Kroger rose 12.5% ​​after the grocery chain published a better-than-expected quarterly report. The … Read more

U.S. weekly jobless claims less than expected as labor market returns to pre-pandemic self

The Labor Department reported Thursday that initial unemployment insurance claims rose last week but held steady at levels consistent with what the labor market looked like before the Covid-19 pandemic devastated the employment picture in the United States. First-time filings for the week ending November 27 totaled 222,000, less than the 240,000 Wall Street had … Read more

These ultimate reopening plays could bounce again, but this trade is not for the faint of heart

The Norwegian cruise ship Dawn arrives in the French Mediterranean port of Marseille on July 27, 2021. Gerard Botino | SOPA photos | Light Rocket | Getty Images Consumer stock stocks tied to the reopening of the economy have been the names hardest hit since the Omicron sell-off began last Friday. In turn, they could … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, Dec. 2

Here are the top news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street braces for a rally after the first US omicron case leads to heavy selling Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, December 1, 2021. Brendan McDermid | … Read more

Tencent exec says WeChat Pay will soon be available ‘in all places’

A QR code for Tencent and Alipay’s WeChat digital payment services by Ant Group, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, is displayed in a parking lot on December 27, 2020, in Yichang, Hubei Province, China. Wang Jianfeng | China Optical Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China – Barriers between China’s tech rivals such as Alibaba and … Read more