May 27, 10:36 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Jeremy Bowman 05/27/19 AT 10:15 AM Few big companies have been as methodical with their investment strategy over the years as Disney (NYSE:DIS).Under the guidance of CEO Bob Iger, the entertainment giant has made major acquisitions like clockwork every few years, scooping up a valuable intellectual property that it then folds into its flywheel business, unlocking value with its movies, theme parks, and consumer products.Disney acquired Pixar in 2006, then Marvel in 2009, and Lucasfilm in 2012, bringing under its umbrella much-loved entertainment brands like Toy Story, the Avengers, and Star Wars. Earlier this year, the company made another such move, completing its biggest acquisition ever with its $71 billion takeover of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets. That deal gives Disney even more firepower as it prepares to … [Read more...] about Where Will Disney Be In 5 Years?
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Cathedrals often took more than a century to build in medieval times, a process that sometimes spanned the lives of several monarchs. So French President Emmanuel Macron's pledge Tuesday to restore fire-devastated Notre Dame within five years was at odds with experts who predicted restoring the jewel of Gothic architecture would likely take much longer. A host of specialized artisans and skilled workmen will need to be gathered from around France, and likely beyond. These include master stone-cutters, mortar makers, carpenters, roofers, quarrymen and sculptors. Speaking before Macron's announcement, Emily Guerry, a professor of medieval history at England's University of Kent, anticipated restoration work on the 850-year-old icon would take around two decades. "This will be the largest, most important cultural renovation project in France for some time to come," she said, adding that the process would be "very delicate." Jean-Claude Bellanger, secretary-general of Les Compagnons du … [Read more...] about Macron vowed to rebuild Notre Dame in 5 years. That appears unlikely.
By Julian Gill Published 10:08 am CDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 Climate change is expected to make Houston's climate feel more like that of Ciudad Mante, Mexico, in the 2080s, according to a study from the University of Maryland. >>> Click through the gallery to see the areas most affected by climate change less Climate change is expected to make Houston's climate feel more like that of Ciudad Mante, Mexico, in the 2080s, according to a study from the University of Maryland. >>> Click through the gallery to ... more Photo: University Of Maryland Photo: University Of Maryland Image 1 of / 30 Caption Close Image 1 of 30 Climate change is expected to make Houston's climate feel more like that of Ciudad Mante, Mexico, in the 2080s, according to a study … [Read more...] about Map shows how climate change will affect Houston 60 years from now
Áine Cain, provided by Published 3:57 pm CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 Jae C. Hong/AP Images Elon Musk said 2018 was such a stressful year at Tesla that it "felt like aging five years in one." Musk has also said he works for 120 hours a week, which is three times the average work week in the US private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overwork is an incredibly dangerous habit, research suggests. Elon Musk had a stressful year running Tesla, to put it lightly. "2018 felt like aging five years in one," he said at the unveiling of Tesla's newest car, the Model Y. As Business Insider's Graham Rapier reported, the company went through what Musk has called "production hell" as it struggled to mass-produce cars and become profitable. This isn't the first time Musk has alluded to burning out at work. In August 2018, Musk told The New York Times that he had taken to working 120 hours a week. That's well over three times the national … [Read more...] about Elon Musk says he aged 5 years from running Tesla in 2018 — but experts think that kind of work ethic is dangerous (TSLA)
Jan 27, 10:39 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Travis Hoium 01/27/19 AT 10:25 AM The last five years have been eventful for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ). The company acquired the 45% of Verizon Wireless that it didn't own from Vodafone, and bought tech companies AOL and Yahoo. It's also tried to become more of a tech and media company than just a telecommunications giant, although it's had limited success outside of its core wireless business. The next five years will be similarly transformative for Verizon, but this time it'll focus on its core business. And faster wireless connections from 5G technology could make this stock a great long-term buy for investors. Verizon will be 5GThe mobile telecommunications industry has been promising speedy 5G connections for years, and we're finally starting to see them in the field. Verizon is offering 5G connections -- 5G Home … [Read more...] about Where Will Verizon Communications Be In 5 Years?