Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover Is in Its Early Chapters, But a Book Is Already Coming

Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover Is in Its Early Chapters, But a Book Is Already Coming

“Breaking Twitter” is expected to be published next fall by Grand Central Publishing, a unit of Lagardère MMB 0.86% SCA’s Hachette Book Group. The deal is the latest example of how quickly books about current events—from the 2021 saga with GameStop to the 2018 Thai boys cave rescue—are pitched and sold in recent years. That … Read more

Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

Restaurant and trade groups said they have submitted enough voter signatures for a ballot measure to try to halt the implementation of a new California law that would set minimum hourly wages for fast-food workers in the state starting next year. A coalition of restaurant owners and business groups called Save Local Restaurants said Monday … Read more

U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia

U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia

WASHINGTON—The U.S. secretly modified the advanced Himars rocket launchers it gave Ukraine so they can’t be used to fire long-range missiles into Russia, U.S. officials said, a precaution the Biden administration says is necessary to reduce the risk of a wider war with Moscow. The U.S. since June has supplied Ukrainian forces with 20 High … Read more

CVS Tries Out Remote System to Help Fill Prescriptions

CVS Tries Out Remote System to Help Fill Prescriptions

CVS Health Corp. CVS 0.91% is testing a system that allows pharmacists to process prescriptions in part remotely, a move it said could improve store working conditions and the experience for customers as the company grapples with a shortage of pharmacists. CVS has equipped roughly 8,000 of its more than 9,000 U.S. drugstores with technology … Read more

Exxon Mobil Has a Potash Problem in the Permian Basin

Exxon Mobil Has a Potash Problem in the Permian Basin

A vital crop nutrient that lies underground near oil and natural-gas reserves is holding back Exxon Mobil Corp.’s XOM -0.35% development of a key asset in the booming Permian PR 0.19% Basin. Unlike many of its rivals in the largest U.S. oil patch, the Texas oil company shares a sizable chunk of its land with … Read more

Saudi Arabia Eyes OPEC+ Output Increase Ahead of Restrictions on Russian Oil

Saudi Arabia Eyes OPEC+ Output Increase Ahead of Restrictions on Russian Oil

Saudi Arabia and other OPEC oil producers are discussing an output increase, the group’s delegates said, a move that could help heal a rift with the Biden administration and keep energy flowing amid new attempts to blunt Russia’s oil industry over the Ukraine war. A production increase of up to 500,000 barrels a day is … Read more

Bankrupt FTX Fires Three of Sam Bankman-Fried’s Top Deputies

Bankrupt FTX Fires Three of Sam Bankman-Fried’s Top Deputies

FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange launched by Sam Bankman-Fried, said it fired three of the founder’s top deputies. Gary Wang, an FTX co-founder and its chief technology officer; FTX engineering director Nishad Singh; and Caroline Ellison, who ran Mr. Bankman-Fried’s trading arm, Alameda Research, were terminated from those roles after FTX tapped John J. Ray to … Read more

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Attempts to Raise Fresh Cash Despite Bankruptcy

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Attempts to Raise Fresh Cash Despite Bankruptcy

FTX filed for bankruptcy last week, but the cryptocurrency exchange’s founder still thinks that he can raise enough money to make users whole, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Bankman-Fried, alongside a few remaining employees, spent the past weekend calling around in search of commitments from investors to plug a shortfall of up … Read more

Ivana Trump’s N.Y.C. Townhouse, Decked Out in Gold and Animal Print, Asks $26.5 Million

Ivana Trump’s N.Y.C. Townhouse, Decked Out in Gold and Animal Print, Asks .5 Million

Be the first to know about the biggest and best luxury home sales and listings by signing up for our Mansion Deals email alert. Stepping into Ivana Trump ‘s Manhattan townhouse, with its limestone facade and embellished gold entryway, is like stepping back in time to the 1980s, when the late socialite and her ex-husband, former … Read more

A Red Hot Chili Pepper and a Getty Oil Heir Once Owned This $9.885 Million L.A. Home

A Red Hot Chili Pepper and a Getty Oil Heir Once Owned This .885 Million L.A. Home

Be the first to know about the biggest and best luxury home sales and listings by signing up for our Mansion Deals email alert. The former Los Angeles home of the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Peter Balzary, better known as “Flea,” is hitting the market for $9.885 million. The roughly 2-acre property is located … Read more