October 19, 2018

The Mega Millions jackpot just hit $1 billion. We did the math to see if you should buy a ticket.

The Mega Millions jackpot is at a record-high $1 billion ahead of Friday's drawing. Though that's a pretty big prize, working through the math of how lotteries work suggests that buying a ticket is not a great investment...
October 19, 2018

The Mega Millions jackpot just hit $1 billion — here’s how to play

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday evening's drawing just hit $1 billion. That's the biggest prize in Mega Millions history. The drawing is scheduled for 11 PM EST Friday. Tickets cost $2 each, and players choose five numbe...
October 19, 2018

This chart shows Google’s $15 billion transformation over the past 10 years (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google knows that one day ad sales will max out and growth will slow. The company is preparing for the day by diversifying its businesses Statista, a research firm that provides market and consumer data,  tracked G...
October 19, 2018

Wanda Ferragamo, matriarch of famed shoemaker, dies at 96

Wanda Ferragamo, the honorary president of the Florentine shoemaker founded by her husband Salvatore, has died at the age of 96, the family said on Friday.
October 19, 2018

Former GE and NBC exec Beth Comstock can credit much of her success to learning to ‘wallow in ambiguity’

Beth Comstock spent 27 years at General Electric, also working for its former NBC properties, rising to the position of vice chair. She recently wrote the memoir and career guide "Imagine It Forward." Comstock said that she o...
October 19, 2018

What you need to know on Wall Street today

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox. A Wall Streeter who started his career o...
October 19, 2018

Switzerland, Victorinox settle legal fight over Swiss Army perfume

Fans of Swiss Army perfume can breathe a sigh of relief: the government and knifemaker Victorinox have settled a legal row that paves the way for military-grade scents to be sold in North America.
October 19, 2018

The record-high Mega Millions jackpot is worth $1 billion — here are 3 things you should do if you win

The Mega Millions jackpot is at a record high ahead of Friday night's drawing: $1 billion, with a cash payout of approximately $565 million. The odds of winning the lottery's jackpot are slim, but what should you do if you wi...
October 19, 2018

Tesla quietly stopped selling its full self-driving feature as an option in new cars because it was causing ‘too much confusion’ (TSLA)

Tesla stopped selling its full self-driving feature as an add-on option for new buyers on Thursday.  Tesla previously offered a "Full Self-Driving Capability" that cost $4,000 in addition to the $5,000 required for Enhanced ...
October 19, 2018

U.S. extends deadline for investors to divest holdings in Russia’s Gaz

The U.S. Treasury said on Friday it was extending a deadline for investors to divest certain operations, debt and equity of sanctioned Russian company Gaz Group until Dec. 12.