Friday 08.25.17

"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -Muhammad Ali

Hurricane Harvey strengthens, threatens U.S. with most powerful storm in 12 years  Hurricane Harvey intensified early on Friday into potentially the biggest hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade. Harvey is set to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday on the central Texas coast where Corpus Christi and Houston are home to some of the biggest U.S. refineries. - Reuters

McGregor-Mayweather fight will net 'more than $70 million in ticket sales' Saturday's showdown between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor is shattering records. A PPV revenue projection found that the fight could rake in $700 million in pay-per-view revenue alone. - CNBC

Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef  Amazon says it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7B takeover of Whole Foods. “Rivals should be under no illusion that they are now dealing with a competitor that is not afraid to damage profits and margins if it creates long-term gains,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail. - Associated Press

Tesla's 'long-haul' electric truck aims for 200 to 300 miles on a charge  Tesla will unveil an electric big-rig truck next month that has a driving range of 200 to 300 miles. The truck shows Tesla is targeting regional hauling for its entry into the commercial freight market. - Reuters

WeWork Gets a $4.4 Billion Investment from SoftBank  The companies say the funding breaks down to $3 billion invested in WeWork itself and $1.4 billion in the companies created for WeWork’s expansion in Asia - Tech Crunch

South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison  A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped oust the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a monarchy. - Associated Press

A $480.5 million winner.  Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old health care worker in Chicopee, Mass., took a lump-sum payment after winning the largest single lottery prize in North American history. And, yes, she immediately quit her job.- New York Times

Spotify reaches licensing deal with Warner Music Spotify said on Thursday it has renewed its global licensing partnership with a third major label, Warner Music Inc, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a U.S. stock market listing. - Reuters  

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