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Overstock CEO resigns after his ‘deep state’ comments sparked stock selloff

Overstock CEO resigns after his ‘deep state’ comments sparked stock selloff

The outspoken CEO of online home goods retailer Overstock.com resigned Thursday, days after he issued a press release entitled “Comments on Deep State” that claimed he helped the FBI carry out “political espionage.” The strange post from longtime Overstock chief Patrick Byrne triggered a steep decline in Overstock’s stock price last week. The company’s stock…MORE

Jaboukie Young-White to kick off new season of Comedy Central stand-up specials

Jaboukie Young-White to kick off new season of Comedy Central stand-up specials

Comedy Central’s latest edition of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents….” is not joking around, as the network has booked some of the scene’s most promising stars for its upcoming season. This year’s names include Jaboukie Young-White and DulcĂ© Sloan, both correspondents for the network’s “The Daily Show,” and Vanessa Gonzalez, who is known for her webseries…MORE

US formally pulls Turkey’s Patriot missile system offer

US formally pulls Turkey’s Patriot missile system offer

The Trump administration has formally withdrawn its offer for Turkey to purchase a Patriot missile system in retaliation for Turkey’s receipt of the Russian-made S-400 missile system. “We have consistently told Turkey that our latest offer of PATRIOT would be withdrawn if it took delivery of the S-400 system. Our PATRIOT offer has expired,” a…MORE

White House drops attempt to cancel $4 billion in foreign aid

White House drops attempt to cancel $4 billion in foreign aid

The White House has dropped its attempt to move forward with a controversial plan to eliminate up to $4 billion in foreign aid funding, several officials confirmed Thursday. A source familiar told CNN that it was President Donald Trump’s decision not to move forward with the plan. The decision to drop the planned rescission package…MORE

Spider-Man dispute between Sony and Marvel draws fans into the crossfire

Spider-Man dispute between Sony and Marvel draws fans into the crossfire

Spider-Man’s future might hang in the balance, but the dispute between Sony and Marvel over the character — having spilled into the public — is another prime example of super-powered silliness, exposing the limits of turning fans and click-hungry websites into foot soldiers in a corporate standoff. For those preoccupied with, well, practically anything else,…MORE

What is the deal with that weird Nikki Haley VP tweet?

What is the deal with that weird Nikki Haley VP tweet?

Nikki Haley is tired of all the chatter. Just sick to death of it! “Enough of the false rumors,” the former ambassador to the United Nations tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my…MORE

Dick’s is still figuring out what to do with its gun business

Dick’s is still figuring out what to do with its gun business

Dick’s Sporting Goods said it is still reviewing whether to continue to sell firearms as it weighs results from 135 stores which no longer carry guns. The nation’s largest sporting goods-only retailer reported strong results from its other businesses: athletic equipment, clothing and footwear. Its sales were not significantly hit in stores where it replaced…MORE

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