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'Justice League' looks to its biggest heroes for box office success

The Marvel model for success Warner Bros.’ DC Entertainment is bringing out all its stars for this weekend’s comic book mash-up, “Justice League.” But will audiences embrace the superhero squad at the box office the way they flocked to this summer’s “Wonder Woman?” So far the answer seems to be maybe. The film, which has Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman fighting alongside other DC crusaders like Erza Miller’s The Flash, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, brought in $ 13 million in preview showings on Thursday ...

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Airbus just inked its biggest airplane order ever

5 stunning stats about Airbus Airbus has signed a deal to sell 430 jetliners, one of the largest orders in the history of commercial aviation. Private equity firm Indigo Partners, which has set up ultra-low cost airlines around the world, made the massive order Wednesday at the Dubai Air Show for Airbus’ single-aisle A320neo family airliners. The planes aren’t all for one airline. Instead, Indigo has used the negotiating power of its many carriers to buy in bulk. The deal will spread the jets out across Frontier Airlines in the ...

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$18 billion in 13 hours: World's biggest shopping day sets new record

Jack Ma: ‘It’s not made in China, it’s made on the internet’ We’re just over halfway through the biggest shopping day on the planet and it’s already set a new record. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba(BABA, Tech30)said Saturday that sales soared past $ 18 billion after roughly 13 hours of the retail blitz known as Singles Day, eclipsing the $ 17.8 billion it managed in the full 24 hours last year. Singles Day, a bonanza of online spending in China, has for years racked up more sales than Black Friday and ...

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Barnwell: NFL's 10 biggest surprises so far, and what's next

9:15 AM ET We’re essentially one quarter of the way through the 2017 NFL season. Twenty-eight of the league’s 32 teams have played four games, with the Buccaneers and Dolphins taking an unexpected Week 1 bye as a result of Hurricane Irma, and the Chiefs and Washington finishing Week 4 on Monday Night Football. Four games doesn’t seem like much, but when you consider that the typical team will line up for about 500 plays from scrimmage over a typical four-week period, we’re getting plenty of data points on how ...

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Biggest breakthrough for every NFL team through Week 4

Sure, you could say the Raiders have had more breakdowns through the first quarter of the season than breakthroughs, but let’s keep it positive, shall we? Giorgio Tavecchio, signed to the practice squad two days before the season opener at Tennessee and to the active roster the day before, has been a revelation as the Raiders’ kicker. The longtime camp leg got his shot in Oakland when Sebastian Janikowski went on Injured Reserve with a back issue and Tavecchio has not looked back. Tavecchio is 7-for-7 on his field-goal attempts, ...

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World's second biggest diamond sells for $53 million

Huge diamond is second biggest ever found The world’s second-biggest diamond has finally found a buyer. After failing to sell at a Sotheby’s auction last year, the 1,109-carat uncut stone has now fetched $ 53 million in a private sale to luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds. The seller, Canada’s Lucara(LUCRF), recovered the huge diamond from Botswana’s Karowe mine nearly two years ago. It named it Lesedi La Rona, which means “Our Light” in Botswana’s Tswana language. Lucara had originally hoped to get at least $ 70 million for the stone, describing ...

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Amazon to build facility on Ohio site that was 'world's biggest mall'

America’s top retailers in trouble It’s a sign of the times. Online retail powerhouse Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) is constructing a shipping center on the site of an Ohio shopping complex that briefly boasted the title of “the world’s largest mall.” The North Randall, Ohio mayor said he expects the facility to create 2,000 jobs in the area. “Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as electronics, toys and books,” the company said in a press release Friday. The Port of ...

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Google’s 5 Biggest Android Missteps

Google has taken Android from a small startup to the largest mobile computing platform in the world. You can’t do that solely on luck, but that doesn’t mean Google hasn’t made some mistakes. Some have pointed to one issue or another as evidence of Android’s inadequacy. Still, things have worked out, even with a few big errors on Google’s part. So, let’s talk about all those times Google facepalmed with Android, and what it did to fix it. Google Now on Tap Google announced a new element to search on ...

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Elon Musk promises world's biggest lithium ion battery to Australia

Inside Tesla’s enormous battery factory Elon Musk is following through on his promise to solve an energy crisis in Australia. His electric car company, Tesla(TSLA), has teamed up with a French renewable energy firm and an Australian state government to install the world’s largest lithium ion battery. Paired up with a wind farm in the state of South Australia, the battery will be three times more powerful than the next biggest in the world, Musk said at a news conference in the city of Adelaide on Friday. “If South Australia’s ...

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Zach Lowe: Biggest questions in another wild NBA offseason

9:30 AM ET The NBA has been spinning out of control since the Finals, and we’ve only now reached the main event: the kickoff of what should be a wild free agency period, even with a flattened cap that squeezed available room around the league. The NBA knew the cap would skyrocket thanks to its mammoth new national TV deal. Teams at first expected multiple spikes: a huge one last summer, as Kevin Durant hit free agency, and at least one more big jump this summer. Teams splurged a year ...

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