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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Vermont will pay up to $10000 to new residents who work remotely

Vermont will pay up to $10000 to new residents who work remotely

Another state program, Stay to Stay Weekends, aims to convert tourists into full-time Vermont residents. It was announced in March by Scott and the tourism department. The three-day lodging and networking package connects visitors with local employers, entrepreneurs and community leaders during their weekend stay. It's been tried several weekends this year so far, but…
California Fails To Restrict Elon Musk’s Recreational Flamethrowers

California Fails To Restrict Elon Musk’s Recreational Flamethrowers

California legislators have failed to pass a bill restricting sales of Tesla owner Elon Musk’s puzzling new product — a recreational flamethrower — following opposition from gun lobbyists. Musk claims his Boring Co. has sold out of its first batch of 20,000 flamethrowers at $500 a pop. He calls the product “Not a Flamethrower” because it’s…
Breaking from GOP orthodoxy, Trump increasingly deciding winners and losers in the economy

Breaking from GOP orthodoxy, Trump increasingly deciding winners and losers in the economy

President Trump is increasingly intervening in the economy, making decisions about corporate winners and losers in ways that Republicans for decades have insisted should be left to free markets — not the government. The shift amounts to a major change in the GOP’s approach to the management of the economy, and it promises to shape…
Lyft Wants to Dominate Transportation, and That Means Bike Share

Lyft Wants to Dominate Transportation, and That Means Bike Share

Hark, the age of the non-car form of transportation has dawned. On Friday, The Information reported that ride-hailing giant Lyft is nearing a deal to acquire Motivate, the largest bike-share program operator in the United States, for $250 million. If finalized, the transaction would give Lyft, currently valued at $11 billion and running cars in…
Twinkie owner acquires conversation heart maker Necco

Twinkie owner acquires conversation heart maker Necco

The drama surrounding the bankrupt New England Confectionary Co. -- known as Necco -- has a sweetheart ending. Metropoulos  Sweetheart Candy Co., an entity controlled by investors Dean, Evan, and Daren Metropoulos , acquired the maker of the namesake candy wafers for $17.3 million after an earlier deal involving Spangler Candy Co. fell apart. With…
Former SoftBank Executive Nikesh Arora to Run Palo Alto Networks

Former SoftBank Executive Nikesh Arora to Run Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Inc. on Friday named Nikesh Arora, a former top SoftBank Group Corp. executive, as its next chairman and chief executive, following years of rapid growth for the cybersecurity company. Mr. Arora will succeed Mark McLaughlin, who joined Palo Alto Networks as CEO in 2011 and took the company public in 2012. He…
Microsoft reportedly wants to acquire GitHub

Microsoft reportedly wants to acquire GitHub

Microsoft has reportedly been in talks to acquire code repository GitHub, according to Business Insider. GitHub received a valuation of $2 billion following the closure of a $250 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital in 2015. Conversations about a potential acquisition have taken place for years, but resumed in earnest in recent months during talks…
Visa Experiences ‘Service Disruption’ in Parts of Europe

Visa Experiences ‘Service Disruption’ in Parts of Europe

Visa Inc. card transactions couldn’t be processed at certain locations in the U.K. and Europe on Friday, according to the company. The disruption, which the company believes began Friday morning, led to cardholders being unable to complete purchases and certain banks saying transactions on the Visa branded cards they issue were unable to go through.…
Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Ford GoBike and Citi Bike

Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Ford GoBike and Citi Bike

Lyft is getting close to acquiring Motivate, the company responsible for Ford GoBike in the San Francisco Bay Area and Citi Bike in the New York City area, The Information reports. The deal will reportedly be worth at least $250 million. Lyft declined to comment and Motivate wasn’t available for comment at the time of…
The Outrage Behind Trump’s Market-Shaking Tweet

The Outrage Behind Trump’s Market-Shaking Tweet

On its face, the tweet was one of the most innocuous President Trump has ever sent—a plain-vanilla reminder early Friday morning that the monthly federal jobs report was coming out in an hour’s time. “Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning,” the president wrote at 7:21 a.m. ET. No exclamation points.…

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