Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market

Seattle & Austin, TX…Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt. “Millions of people love Whole Foods […]

Steph Curry, Splash Brother Klay Thompson and Dad, Dell Curry To Play In American Century Championships

Steph Curry, Splash Brother Klay Thompson and Dad, Dell Curry To Play In American Century Championships

South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…Freshly minted National Basketball Association Champion and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors will join superstar athletes and entertainers at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, July 11-16. (www.americancenturychampionship.com) Steph Curry and Warriors teammate Klay Thompson will play in the American Century […]

Federal Reserve Moves Forward With Rate Increase

Federal Reserve Moves Forward With Rate Increase

Washington, DC…Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have moderated but have been solid, on average, since the beginning of the year, and the unemployment rate has declined. […]

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…We pay more for our health care — in some cases, twice as much as countries like France. Is it worth it? There can be no argument, however you want to analyze health care delivery and the value of outcomes, the American health care system is significantly more expensive than any other comparable system […]

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Host 2018 NASTAR National Championships

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Host 2018 NASTAR National Championships

Olympic Valley, CA… U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today that Squaw Valley will host the 2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships. It is the first time since 1981 the event will be held west of the Rocky Mountains. The Championships are scheduled for March 21-25. Under U.S. Ski & Snowboard, NASTAR continues to bring […]

Mark Zuckerberg Delivers Harvard Commencement Address

Mark Zuckerberg Delivers Harvard Commencement Address

Cambridge, MA…The following it the full text of his speech. “President Faust, Board of Overseers, faculty, alumni, friends, proud parents, members of the ad board, and graduates of the greatest university in the world, I’m honored to be with you today because, let’s face it, you accomplished something I never could. If I get through […]

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the world. I won’t debate the first and last points here, but, the United States is decidedly not the healthiest. How do we know that? Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the […]

Quagga Mussels Found on Boat Near Lake Tahoe, Heightened Invasive Species Prevention Rules Approved

Quagga Mussels Found on Boat Near Lake Tahoe, Heightened Invasive Species Prevention Rules Approved

Stateline, Nevada – The recent discovery of quagga mussels on a watercraft at a Lake Tahoe boat inspection station highlights the continued need for vigilance against aquatic invasive species. As part of increased prevention methods approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board this week, motorists towing boats in the Lake Tahoe Basin […]

Record Set for Longest DRONE Urban Package Delivery in the U.S.

Record Set for Longest DRONE Urban Package Delivery in the U.S.

Austin, TX…A new record has been set in long-distance drone delivery. On May 5, 2017, a Nevada UAS Consortium (Team Roadrunner) set the record flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over 97 miles to Austin, Texas using cellular connectivity. Launched from a central Texas urban location, the UAV flew a preplanned route through the […]

U.S. Foreclosure Activity In April 2017 Drops To Lowest Level Since November 2005

U.S. Foreclosure Activity In April 2017 Drops To Lowest Level Since November 2005

Irvine, CA… ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its April 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market data, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 77,049 U.S. properties in April, down 7 percent from the previous month and down 23 percent from a […]