Super Mario Maker 2, Link’s Awakening remaster headline latest Nintendo Direct

Super Mario Maker 2 seeks to earn that sequel designation via a ton of new features. [credit: Nintendo ] The latest “Nintendo Direct” announcement video came packed with surprises, and none shattered more earth than the big Mario and Zelda games at the video’s beginning and end. As seen in the above gallery, Super Mario […]

Why Ford Hired a Furniture Maker as CEO

Todd St. John If, as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man,” the story of the American economy can be told by the types of people who run its corporations. The early days of mass production belonged to mechanically minded men such as Henry Ford. The creation of mass […]

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is gaining a ‘unique entry into cannabis’ (MO, CRON)

AP Altria‘s $ 1.8 billion investment in the cannabis producer Cronos is mutually beneficial, a Cowen analyst says. Cronos has a focus on rare cannabinoids, which has greater potential than just focusing on the two most known cannabinoids, Azer added. Cronos can leverage Altria’s expertise to focus on ingredient composition without reliance on a massive cultivation […]

Chinese smart-home product maker Viomi jumps 5% in trading debut

Viomi website Chinese smart-home product maker Viomi opened for trading at $ 9.50 a share. It priced shares at $ 9 apiece, raising $ 102.6 million through its initial public offering. The company said it returned to profit in 2017 and generated $ 10.6 million of net income in the first half of 2018. Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi […]

This all-in-one coffee maker costs less than many of us spend per month at the coffee shop

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon This well-loved 3-in-1 system from Mr. Coffee makes cappuccino, espresso, and lattes with just a few simple steps. Unlike the complex devices found at the coffee shop, this […]

Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer

Enlarge / A weedkiller has gotten its manufacturer in very large legal troubles. (credit: Erich Ferdinand / Flickr) On Friday, a California jury hit Monsanto with $ 289 million in damages in a lawsuit brought by a patient suffering from terminal cancer, accepting the plaintiff’s claims that his disease was caused by the company’s popular […]

Supreme Court to rule on whether B.C. has to give health data to cigarette maker

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on whether British Columbia has to hand millions of patients’ health information over to tobacco giant Philip Morris International in the newest chapter in the province’s legal fight to force cigarette makers to compensate the province for the cost of treating tobacco-related illnesses.

THQ Nordic buys Germany’s mobile game maker HandyGames

THQ Nordic said it has acquired German developer and publisher HandyGames for an undisclosed price. The Vienna, Austria-based publisher THQ Nordic, which in February acquired Koch Media and its Deep Silver division, will gain control of HandyGames and its game properties. But the Giebelstadt, Germany-based company will retain its existing managemen…Read More