‘Mile 22’ Star Mark Wahlberg On His Routine, Working with Peter Berg, and Box Office [Interview]

Mark Wahlberg is unleashed by director Peter Berg in Mile 22. Playing the unabashedly unsavory hero Jimmy Silva, Wahlberg gives a high-wired performance that never runs out of gas. If you like your Wahlberg fast and loud, Mile 22 has the performance for you. Wahlberg’s work is reminiscent of some of his great supporting turns where he gets to play a character […]

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp is ‘resting and vesting’ — showing up to Facebook and barely working in order to collect a $450 million payday (FB)

WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum announced he planned to leave Facebook in April. But he’s still showing up to the office once a month so he can continue to collect $ 450 million in Facebook stock he’s contractually due from when Facebook bought his company. It’s a high-dollar example of “rest and vest,” where big tech […]

Musk tweets he's working with Goldman Sachs, Silver Lake & others to take Tesla private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted news that he’s working with buyout firm Silver Lake and investment bank Goldman Sachs, among a host of other firms, in a bid to take the company private. “I’m excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors, plus Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Munger, […]

Elon Musk reveals he is working with Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake to help take Tesla private (TSLA, GS)

Elon Musk said via Twitter Monday evening that he was working on a proposal with Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake as financial advisors to take Tesla private.   In a statement on Monday, Musk also shared more details about who might fund a deal to take Tesla private.  Musk said in the statement that a meeting with […]

The royal family’s alleged plan to silence Meghan Markle’s dad obviously isn’t working

GMB/Twitter; Michael Probst/AP; Chris Jackson/Getty Thomas Markle has continued speaking to the press despite the royal family’s alleged attempts to silence him. His frank and embarrassing interventions break royal protocol, and have reportedly prompted crisis meetings from palace officials. Last week, unnamed palace sources told the media they had a plan to bring Markle “on-side.” […]

A screenwriter is working on a list of every hit film you can’t stream

We’ve all had moments trying to hunt down films that just don’t seem to be anywhere online, whether on streaming services, for rent or to purchase. Screenwriter John August (Charlie’s Angels, Big Fish, the upcoming live-action Aladdin) noticed that Ron Howard’s light sci-fi film Cocoon wasn’t available online, he started a list collecting other popular […]

Are Japan’s Part-Time Employees Working Themselves to Death?

On a sunny morning in June, a middle-aged lawyer named Yoshimasa Obayashi heard his telephone ring once, and nearly ring again, before he rushed to snatch the phone’s receiver from its cradle. It was an unexpected call, from an unknown caller, who confessed that he feared he was working himself to death. In Japan, this […]

3-D printed guns allow the public access to real, working weapons that are virtually untraceable — here’s how they work

Oli Scarff/Getty Images Eight states announced on Monday that they were suing the Trump administration over giving the public access to blueprints for 3-D printed guns.  The guns do not have serial numbers, people printing them would not have to undergo background checks, and the weapons would virtually be untraceable.  Concern over the rise of 3-D-printed […]

‘If you keep working, you will die’: London bankers in their 20s and 30s are having more heart attacks, doctors say

REUTERS/Andrew Burton Bankers in their 20s and 30s are being admitted to the hospital more frequently with cardiac conditions and heart attacks, cardiologists in the UK told Business Insider. One doctor estimated he’s seen a 10% rise in bankers under 30 being admitted to the hospital in the last decade. One former banker shared her […]

Eurostar staff in London to strike this weekend over 'shocking working conditions'

Eurostar employees based at London St Pancras station are walking out for 24 hours on Saturday 28 July. Around 140 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will be taking part in industrial action. They are currently disputing working conditions with the railway operator. However, Eurostar is planning to run a normal service […]