Isaac: Isaac is bigger than most storms, measuring more than 400 miles (644 km) wide as of Aug. 27. (Typical hurricanes measure 300 miles, or 483 km, across.) Isaac's extra girth will mean more rainfall when it bears down on the coast, as well as a strong storm surge, or rise in the seawater level beneath the storm caused by its winds. The National Hurricane Center predicts up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rainfall in some places and a storm surge as high as 12 feet (3.5 meters). … [Read more...] about Isaac vs. Katrina: How Do They Compare?
It's still not clear what "the D" is (though Musk later joked in a follow-up tweet that it is not as intimate as some giggling corners of the Internet thought it was). But investors are excited nonetheless. In the past week, Tesla's shares have gone up nearly 6 percent, CNN reported, rising to their current value of $257.98 before today's closing bell. … [Read more...] about What Will Tesla Motors Reveal Thursday?
At the Senate hearing last week, senators also demanded to know about the fate of Carrie Tolstedt, the head of community banking at Wells Fargo, in particular—she was the executive at the bank who would have overseen employee cross-selling techniques (cross-selling is the practice of selling other bank products to customers who already have one bank product). Tolstedt retired a few months before the fake account scandal was made public, at the age of 56. As a retiree she was entitled to severance and a bonus at the end of the year. Had she been fired, her compensation would have been dramatically lower. … [Read more...] about Wells Fargo execs’ bonuses slashed as feds investigate and employees sue
Despite reopening in France, Amazon continues to struggle with safe work conditions for its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, there have been seven known COVID-19 deaths of employees at Amazon warehouses. The company is also being frustratingly opaque about how many workers have actually been infected or died from the virus, with Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations Dave Clark calling statistics on infections “not a particularly useful number.” Amazon has also fired some of its employees who staged a walkout over safety concerns, which led to a senior engineer and vice president resigning from the company in protest. … [Read more...] about Amazon is reopening its French warehouses after COVID-19 labor dispute
Lil Nas X’s “Panini,” NASA’s social media presence, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line, and John Krasinski’s Some Good News YouTube show are among the winners of this year’s Webby Awards. The annual awards show celebrates the wide variety of things that happen online, from websites and podcasts to design and data visualizations to video series and social media accounts, and they tend to touch on a big swath of what happened in the preceding year. … [Read more...] about Here are all the winners of the 2020 Webby Awards