Star Trek: Discovery’s second season ended with the crew of the USS Discovery jumping 930 years into the future. It was a blind leap into the unknown, with no guarantee of safety or even sentient life. For the crew, that meant leaving behind friends and family nearly a millennia in the past.
For viewers, this might be the best thing that’s happened to Discovery, which premieres on Thursday on CBS All Access (Disclosure: CBS All Access is owned by ViacomCBS, which also owns CNET).
The show has spent its first two seasons tip-toeing and contorting itself around different aspects of Trek lore, from Michael Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) relationship with foster brother Spock (Ethan Peck) and father Sarek (James Frain) to the question of bald Klingons and why we had never heard
GameStop (GME) – Get Report said Thursday that it entered a multiyear strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft (MSFT) – Get Report that the videogame retailer said would expand its product offerings and enhance its retail infrastructure.
Shares of the Grapevine, Texas, company were soaring nearly 20% to $11.19, while Microsoft was up slightly to $210.59.
Under the agreement, GameStop will standardize its back-end and in-store solutions on Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s portfolio of cloud-based business applications and customer data platform.
GameStop said this would enable store staff to access omnichannel insights about customer preferences and purchasing history, real-time information on product availability, subscriptions, pricing, and promotions.
Associates will be equipped with new Microsoft Surface devices, which will enable them to move freely within the stores.
GameStop said it planned to roll out Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, the business communication platform, to its stores. With Teams, store
(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes jumped on Wednesday, led by industrials and technology-related stocks, as officials rekindled the idea of an imminent fiscal stimulus package, while upbeat data suggested a domestic economic recovery was on track.
U.S. House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hoped for a breakthrough on COVID-19 relief as they prepared to resume talks aimed at hammering out a bipartisan deal.
All 11 major S&P indexes were up, with energy also among the biggest gainers, as data showed U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in September, while the Chicago PMI reading jumping to 62.4, the highest level since December 2018.
“The market’s celebrating at the margin that the economy is not falling apart quite yet,”
The market moved sharply higher on Monday, trying to recover from its fourth straight week of losses, as investors cheered progress in negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.5%, over 400 points, on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose 1.6% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 1.9%.
With only a few days of trading left in September, all three major averages are still on track to post their first monthly losses since March, when the stock market hit a low point during the coronavirus pandemic.
Big Tech stocks, which have been the main source of the market’s sell-off in September, rebounded on Monday: Shares of Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google-parent Alphabet all rose.
Bank stocks also led the market higher, with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup,
(Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, bouncing back from the longest weekly losing streak in a year for the S&P 500 and the Dow, with technology, banks and travel shares leading the advance.
All the 11 major S&P 500 sectors were up in early trading. The S&P 500 financials index .SPSY jumped 2.6% and was on track for its best day in two and a half months.
Shares of technology-related stocks, which bore the brunt of a sell-off earlier this month, were higher, with Facebook Inc FB.O, Alphabet Inc GOOGL.O, Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O, Apple Inc AAPL.O and Netflix Inc NFLX.O