Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Magic Johnson joins board of Fanatics

Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson joined the board of Fanatics, the sports licensing company said Wednesday. The former Los Angeles Laker — who led his team five times to the NBA championship — has agreed to join the board...

Elon Musk wants to create a new city called ‘Starbase’ in Texas

SpaceX is building its own company town. CEO Elon Musk said he wants to create a new city called “Starbase” around the rocket-building company’s southeast Texas launch site. In a series of Twitter posts about his plans, the billionaire tech...

Goldman Sachs executive exodus gains steam as top lawyer exits

The exit door at Goldman Sachs is getting quite a workout. The megabank’s head lawyer Karen Seymour is reportedly on her way out — marking the third high-profile departure this week for Goldman CEO David Solomon as he works...

U.S. Urges Ethiopia to End Hostilities in Tigray

Speaking to reporters, he said, “We strongly condemn the killings, the forced removals and displacement, the sexual assaults, and other human rights violations and abuses by several parties that multiple organizations have now reported.” Mr. Blinken also asked that...

Biden Administration Announces First Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case

While the Navalny case was a vivid example of Russian brutality — his F.S.B. attackers stalked him as he traveled across Europe and apparently applied the nerve agent to his underwear — the Biden administration sees SolarWinds as...

SEC nominee says he would probe Robinhood over ‘Reddit rally’

The next Sheriff of Wall Street has just fired a...

JPMorgan looks to sublet NYC office space: report

JPMorgan Chase is looking to sublet big blocks of office...

Jack Ma no longer China’s richest man after Beijing scrutiny

Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma has lost the title of China’s richest man, a list published on Tuesday showed, as his peers prospered while his empire was put under heavy scrutiny by Chinese regulators. Ma and his...

Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

Critics say the merger would create multiple problems, as our colleague Elizabeth Harris writes. Many authors could receive less money, because fewer publishers would exist to bid on their proposals. Writers without a proven track record might struggle...

Volvo plans to make only electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you’ll have to buy it online. The Swedish automaker said Tuesday that it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion...
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New Met Jerad Eickhoff off to rocky start for rotation spot

JUPITER, Fla. — Jerad Eickhoff won’t discount the idea his past success pitching against the Mets led to...
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Seton Hall falls to UConn as skid hits three

Seton Hall started strong and got Connecticut star James Bouknight in foul trouble. None of that mattered. Now a team that seemed certain to...

Nets only going to get better

OK, look: I get it. You aren’t supposed to celebrate a team for being able to turn it on and off whenever they...