Are Supersonic Passenger Jets Back? Not So Fast

(Bloomberg Opinion) — American Airlines Group Inc. just agreed to purchase 20 supersonic jets from Boom Supersonic that are designed to carry as many as 80 passengers. So, when will you be able to buy a ticket to fly at 1.7 times the speed of sound from New York to London and cut your travel … Read more

US Retail Sales Little Changed Last Month as Fuel, Autos Drop

Grocery store sales were up 0.2%, likely reflecting rising food prices rather than a significant uptick in purchasing activity. Data out last week showed the cost of groceries has surged 13.1% in the last year, the most since 1979. Sales at restaurants and bars, the only services’ component in the report, climbed 0.1%, the weakest … Read more

Glazer Family Open to Selling a Stake in Manchester United FC, Sources Say

The owners have held some preliminary discussions about the possibility of bringing in a new investor, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is confidential. The American Glazer family is not yet ready to cede control of Manchester United, which could be valued at about £5 billion ($6 billion), the people … Read more

China Stock Investors Fixated on Covid Curbs Shrug Off Stimulus

“The biggest near-term risk to Chinese growth is its dynamic Covid-zero policy, which is offsetting the positive effects of Beijing’s cautious policy easing,” said Jessica Tea, senior investment specialist for Greater China equities at BNP Paribas Asset Management. “China would need to see further fiscal stimulus in order to help stabilize its GDP growth, and … Read more

Amazon Accuses FTC of Harassing Bezos in ‘Burdensome’ Probe

In a filing made public on Monday, Amazon claimed that FTC staff have made “unduly burdensome” demands as the agency investigates whether the company’s subscription services, including Amazon Prime, violate consumer protection laws. The online retailer is seeking to quash or limit the FTC’s most recent civil investigative demands, which are similar to subpoenas.

Largest Bitcoin Miners Lost Over $1 Billion During Crypto Crash

Core Scientific Inc., Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. and Riot Blockchain Inc. posted net losses of $862 million, $192 million and $366 million, respectively, in the three months ended June 30, recent quarterly earnings reports show. Other significant miners such as Bitfarms Ltd. and Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc., which reported results Monday, were also forced to … Read more

Tesla Whipsaws After Stock Rallies 50% From Its May Bottom

While Tesla investors have been through a tumultuous 2022, with the company tackling several challenges, the shares have been recovering at a torrid pace. They posted a 32% gain in July for Tesla’s best month since October, as resilient second-quarter results, a climate change bill from the Biden administration and an overall cautiously optimistic mood … Read more

Ratan Tata, 84, Backs Startup That Spells Off Senior Loneliness

Even a small check from Ratan Tata is considered a badge of honor among the country’s fraternity of entrepreneurs. Naidu, a design engineer and an MBA from Cornell University, the alma mater of Ratan Tata, connected with Tata when he sought funding for his first startup, Motopaws, a social enterprise that provided reflective collars for … Read more