Thursday 06.29.17

“If you let people's perception of you dictate your behavior, you will never grow as a person." - Mr. Feeny

Stock futures flat ahead of GDP data U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, a day after the benchmark S&P 500 index scored its biggest one-day percentage gain in about two months, as investors awaited GDP and jobs data.   - Reuters

N.S.A. Is Silent Amid Fears It’s Lost Control of Cyberweapons The N.S.A. has kept quiet, not acknowledging its role in developing the weapons. White House officials have deflected many questions, and responded to others by arguing that the focus should be on the attackers themselves, not the manufacturer of their weapons.   - New York Times

Walgreens Scraps Rite Aid Takeover, Will Purchase 2,186 Stores Walgreens drops its deal to purchase Rite Aid Corp. which had been under a FTC microscope and will instead buy 2,186 of the rival drugstore chain’s stores for $5.18 billion.   - Bloomberg

Amazon’s 2017 Prime Day sale will be July 11th Amazon just announced its third annual Prime Day, the retailer’s answer to Black Friday that originally started to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This year there will be 30 hours of sales, starting at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on Monday July 10th and continuing through all of Tuesday July 11th.   - Tech Crunch

Fed ‘Stress Tests’ Clear All Banks to Issue Payouts to Shareholders The Federal Reserve approved all capital plans for 34 firms taking part in the required annual stress tests. On average,payouts are about 100% of the expected earnings for the banks over the next year, up from 65% last year.   - Wall Street Journal

Elon Musk's boring machine completes the first section of an LA tunnel Elon Musk's boring company has broken ground in its pursuit to tunnel under Los Angeles, as the boring machine, Godat, has completed the first segment of a tunnel under the city.   - The Verge

Australian police charge Vatican treasurer over historical sexual assaults Australian police said on Thursday they have charged the Vatican's treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, with multiple sexual assault offences. Pell is facing charges in respect to numerous historical offenses.   - Reuters

Short-haul wifi satellite launches The UK's biggest space company takes the next steps towards boosting wifi in planes. Airline passengers will soon be able to connect to the internet either through this spacecraft or a complementary system of cell towers on the ground.   - BBC

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