Everyone's sort of freaking out about Airbus' new patents for its A380 planes. The manufacturer has dreamed up plans to stack passengers atop each other in hopes of taking advantage of the often unused space above seated passengers on larger, wide-bodied planes. You read that right: passengers stacked atop one another. It's not exactly a sardine can, however. Airbus' patents show passengers with more access to leg room and space to sprawl out when seated above other passengers. Thankfully, Airbus has a long way to go before making this dream a reality. Savor your overhead space while you can.
Here's a quick lesson for you: workers like getting paid. Someone needs to clue Urban Outfitters in. The clothing giant basically asked its employees to work for free. A leaked email from UO shows the company promising free lunch (and team building opportunities!) in exchange for a helping hand in its shipping warehouses. Not cool. It's not all bad, however. Just this week, the company announced that it will end on-call scheduling for workers in New York state. You win some, you lose some.
Insider trading or simple luck: Is DraftKings employee in the right?
1. Did Ethan Haskell, the DraftKings employee who used company data to profit $350,000 from competing site Fan Duels, break the law? "Absolutely not," according to Ethan's boss, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins. Technically, he's right. As the online fantasy sports world erupts, little government regulation has made it the Wild Wild West of the web. While Haskell may not have broken the law, he's kicked open the door for regulators to step in.
2. Haskell's actions certainly look like insider trading, as he made loads of money with data not available to the public. One analyst says it's the "beginning of the end" for DraftKings and FanDuels, who've been flying under the radar after Congress defined fantasy sports as a "game of skill, not luck" thus saving it from strict gambling regulations.
3. Is Ethan Haskell a criminal or simply creative?
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The Supreme Court is back in session with a docket that makes an episode of Scandal look like child's play. The court will hear cases regarding abortion rights, Affirmative Action, unions, the death penalty and more. None of those are polarizing issues at all, right? All eyes will be on Chief Justice John G. Roberts who, despite being known as a conservative judge, voted with his liberal counterparts on issues of same-sex marriage and health care during the court's previous term. Get your popcorn ready, folks, this should get pretty entertaining.
Is American Apparel worth saving?
1. Yesterday wasn't the best day for unitard-loving hipsters as America Apparel officially filed for bankruptcy. Sluggish sales, heightened competition and a legal brawl with their former CEO all contributed to the company's demise. However, as American Apparel has a chance to reinvent itself under Chapter 11, some have come up with an idea to save the company: Stop making clothes in America.
2. Even though American manufacturing is insanely expensive when compared to oversea markets, American Apparel executives have defended the company's decision to keep manufacturing in its namesake homeland. After all, American Apparel is the country's largest clothing manufacturer.
3. Should American Apparel look overseas to solve their financial woes? Or is an American-made good worth fighting for?
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An American-issued airstrike killed 22 people and wounded 37 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan on October 3. General John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, says that Afghan forces called for air support to protect American troops. Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders said it provided GPS coordinates to the Afghan military several days before to try to avoid it being hit. Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed in a press conference that the U.S. did in fact have ongoing activity in the area sorrounding the hospital. Carter claims that an internal investigation is underway. The aid group is considering the attack a "war crime" and is calling for an independent investigation into the matter.