Daily Archives: January 4, 2019

Big Island medical marijuana dispensary names new CEO

Medical marijuana dispensary Big Island Grown Dispensaries, formerly known as Lau Ola, named Dylan Shropshire its new CEO, replacing Richard Ha, who stepped down in November, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The Hawaii Island dispensary, whi...

By | 2019-01-04T23:43:29+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Healthcare|

In search for tiny cellular signals of cancer, Genentech closes $300M deal

Adaptive says it may be eligible to receive more than $2 billion over time with payments for hitting specified development achievements and regulatory and commercial milestones, as well as royalties on sales.

By | 2019-01-04T22:47:10+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Healthcare|

More than half of Axon employees opt into high-risk, high-reward compensation plan

More than half of eligible employees at Axon Enterprise Inc. have opted into the Scottsdale law enforcement tech company’s proposed high-risk, high-reward compensation model. Each of the company’s more than 500 U.S. employees received awards of 60 per...

By | 2019-01-04T22:45:00+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Technology|

Flick picks: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ introduces Ruth Bader Ginsburg before she was ‘R.B.G.’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is having a moment. The 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice-turned internet meme is the subject of not one but two recent films — the documentary “RBG,” which illuminates her history as an activist attorney, and now the biopic “On th...

By | 2019-01-04T22:26:39+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Media|

Richmond Fed president says of Maryland’s economy: ‘Tell me how long the shutdown is going to last’

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Tom Barkin had a pointed response when asked about the regional economy on Friday. "How healthy those economies are, you tell me how long the [government] shutdown is going to last," Barkin said, referring to...

By | 2019-01-04T21:46:18+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Economics|

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg – ‘The Transformer’ – named Aviation Week’s 2018 Person of the Year

Aviation Week named Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg its 2018 person of the year, citing his big contract wins, big acquisitions, and supply-chain overhaul efforts. Aviation Week editors annually recognize someone in the aerospace or aviation world who ha...

By | 2019-01-04T21:21:05+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Budget and Tax|

Flick picks: ‘Escape Room’ opens 2019 with escapist cinema

Ah, January — that time of year when the movie studios start rolling out the films on their slates that they don’t think are awards contenders or summer blockbusters. One could do worse than “Escape Room,” a psychological thriller directed by Adam Rob...

By | 2019-01-04T20:56:28+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Media|

Report: Airbus to narrowly miss 2018 delivery goal

After a year marred by delays to its highest-volume jet program, Airbus’ delivery push in the second half of 2018 is expected to come just short of its overall delivery goal for the year.  According to a report from Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources f...

By | 2019-01-04T20:23:36+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Budget and Tax|

Austin FC fills many front-office leadership roles, including contacts for corporate partnerships

Austin's prospective Major League Soccer team announced 15 new hires on Friday to fill a variety of top roles. The announcement comes a day after Andy Loughnane was appointed president of the team.

By | 2019-01-04T20:08:07+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Sports|