Why SpaceX and Blue Origin Are Competing With China

From CNBC. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin have long dominated the news with their respective advances in private space travel industry. But two private Chinese companies are also making big moves and gaining billions in investments as China’s state space agency announces its own ambitious goals. Here’s what’s going on in the…

Why Valentine’s Day Isn’t 1-800-Flowers Busiest Day

From CNBC. In 1976, Jim McCann bought a single flower shop in New York City. 42 years later, his company, 1-800-Flowers.com, made $1.2 billion in annual revenue. The company specializes in telephonic and e-commerce gifting retail — flowers, chocolates, gift baskets, and more for holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Watch this video to…

Egg Freezing And The Future Of Reproduction

From CNBC. Women are increasingly opting to freeze their eggs, especially as more companies offer it as a benefit. But those who are among the early adopters see a big opportunity to improve the experience for the next generation. Kristina Simmons, a chief of staff and investor at Khosla Ventures, is one of many women…

Tesla Needs China, But Faces Stiff Competition

From CNBC. Tesla recently broke ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and has grand ambitions in China but it faces serious competition there from a mix of Chinese and foreign automakers already manufacturing electric vehicles there, for example: BYD, BAIC Group, SAIC and Nio; and BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Toyota. Tesla needs China, the world’s…

Why Tesla And Elon Musk Face Challenges In China

From CNBC. Tesla recently broke ground on Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and has grand ambitions in China but it faces serious competition there from a mix of Chinese and foreign automakers already manufacturing electric vehicles there, for example: BYD, BAIC Group, SAIC and Nio; and BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Toyota. Tesla needs China, the world’s…

Inside Corning’s Gorilla Glass Factory

From CNBC. CNBC traveled to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to get a rare look inside Corning’s oldest glass factory where it makes Gorilla Glass for iPhones and a variety of other devices. The factory runs 24/7 and human hands never touch the glass — only air and robots. Take a look inside to see how it’s made.…

Why Australia Hasn’t Had A Recession In Decades

From CNBC. America’s economic expansion is approaching a big milestone. If the U.S. economy keeps humming until July 2019 it would be the longest period of growth on record. The expansion would be exactly one decade and one month old by then. But there’s another country with an even more impressive run. Australia hasn’t had…

The Rise And Fall Of Victoria’s Secret

From CNBC. When Victoria’s Secret entered the market in the 1980s, it revolutionized the retail of women’s undergarments. Previously, women viewed their bras on a binary — strictly functional for day-to-day or fancy for special occasions. Victoria’s Secret combined the structure and function of day-to-day bras with the fun prints and feel of fancier bras.…