Daily Archives: April 19, 2019

Space is back. Observations from the 2019 Space Symposium

For a variety of reasons, I have never attended the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where all of the people involved in the world of space gather annually. It was a sight to behold. There weren’t large empty meeting rooms or little booth...

By | 2019-04-19T23:00:00+00:00 April 19th, 2019|Technology|

$157M acquisition of Portland cannabis company closes

Acreage Holdings closed its all-stock acquisition of Form Factory, the Portland-based cannabis product co-packer, this week. Announced at $160 million in December, the deal closed at $157 million, Acreage said. But Form Factory appears on its way to b...

By | 2019-04-19T21:20:40+00:00 April 19th, 2019|Budget and Tax|

Magic Johnson joins Ice Cube’s bid to buy sports networks from Disney

After stepping down as president of the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson has joined a bid by rapper and actor Ice Cube to buy 21 regional sports networks from The Walt Disney Co. “Very happy to add Magic Johnson to our bidding group for Disney’s RSNs...

By | 2019-04-19T20:49:31+00:00 April 19th, 2019|Sports|

Aequitas Capital No. 2 Brian Oliver pleads guilty to criminal charges

Brian Oliver, Aequitas Capital's longtime No. 2 executive, on Friday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 5.  Oliver is the first former Aequitas ...

By | 2019-04-19T20:40:37+00:00 April 19th, 2019|Economics|

DU chancellor Rebecca Chopp to retire due to medical issues

The University of Denver chancellor of nearly five years will step down on July 14 due to medical issues, according to a letter sent to alumni and students Friday. Rebecca Chopp, who joined DU as chancellor in September 2014, said she made the decisio...

By | 2019-04-19T20:05:09+00:00 April 19th, 2019|Education|