Shares of the company plummeted in after-hours trading after Amazon posted a 20% quarterly revenue gain, alongside a $437 million loss, its biggest quarterly profit loss in 14 years. Some doubters call the setup a ponzi scheme; others call it the future.
6 hours ago
Ebola is in Mali, too.
A two-year-old Malian girl who traveled to Guinea has tested positive for the virus, making Mali now the sixth West African country to record a recent case. Senegal and Nigeria have since been declared Ebola-free.
7 hours ago
Europe sets a major emissions target.
The EU signed a pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030. Green groups said key aspects of the deal were left vague or voluntary.
5 hours ago
AMC took control of BBC America.
The US cable network that is home to “Mad Men” agreed to pay $200 million for a 49.9% stake and operational control of the UK public broadcaster’s US channel. The remainder will continue to be owned by BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm.
October 23, 2014
New York City gets its first Ebola case.
Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, was rushed to the hospital by emergency services workers in protective gear after developing a high fever today. City health officials confirmed that he tested positive for Ebola, but said the risk to the public was minimal. Spencer took the subway to a bowling alley on Wednesday night, but he was not running a fever at the time and was therefore not infectious.