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A New Mario Movie Could Happen As Nintendo Reportedly Nears Deal With Despicable Me Studio

Mario may be headed to the big screen once again. 24 years after the failure that is the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie, Nintendo is reportedly nearing a deal to make an animated movie based on the hit franchise. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that Nintendo is in talks with Illumination Entertainment, a subsidiary of Universal Studios responsible for movies like Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Minions. The WSJ says the two companies have been speaking about the prospect for a year but ...

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Inside the Kennedy Space Center as Irma nears

Irma approaches Florida as Category 3 storm Just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey pummeled Johnson Space Center in Houston, Hurricane Irma is headed for Kennedy Space Center, which sits on an island due east of Orlando. The two complexes are key for NASA’s human spaceflight programs. The Houston base handles mission control operations, but Kennedy is home to a sprawling launch complex where rockets take flight. The Apollo missions, including the moon landing mission, launched from here. It’s also a frequent launch site for the United State’s burgeoning commercial space ...

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Nearly 65% of Florida stations out of gas in some areas as Irma nears

Fuel trucks get Florida Highway Patrol escort Florida’s gas shortages keep getting worse as millions of motorists flee Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction. Nearly 65% of all gas stations in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market were without fuel on Saturday, according to estimates from crowdsourcing platform GasBuddy. More than half of the stations in the West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce and Fort Myers-Naples areas have run dry. In the Tampa-St. Petersburg market, 43.5% of stations are out of gas. The fuel outages come as Florida officials order mandatory evacuations for many counties ...

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Dow nears 22,000; Apple defies gravity; AMC's scary preview

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Dow 22,000: The Dow Jones industrial average is within spitting distance of 22,000 points. The U.S. index closed at a record high of 21,964 on Tuesday. U.S. stock futures are pointing up, indicating the Dow could surpass the 22,000-point mark in early trading. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are also trading near record highs set in late July. European markets were mostly lower in early trading and Asian markets closed mixed. 2. Apple defies gravity: Shares in Apple(AAPL, Tech30) are defying the laws ...

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Dealing gets fast and furious as NBA draft nears

3:08 AM ET This is what happens when you get the ideal blend of certainty, optimism and cold reality in the NBA. They’ve all fallen into place since the NBA Finals ended, setting off this flurry of dealmaking that beats any trade deadline day in recent memory. It helps to have the lottery done and the playoffs complete. The lottery teams know exactly what picks they have, and the teams that reached the postseason have a sense for their distance or proximity to a championship. For instance, the Boston Celtics ...

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Saudi-SoftBank tech fund nears $100 billion target

Meet ‘crazy’ tech tycoon Masayoshi Son A huge tech fund backed by Saudi Arabia and Japan’s SoftBank is nearing its target of raising $ 100 billion. Investors have now committed $ 93 billion to the SoftBank Vision Fund, and the rest of the money should be raised in the next six months, the fund said in a statement. It will focus on investments of more than $ 100 million in technology businesses of the future. “Technology has the potential to address the biggest challenges and risks facing humanity today,” SoftBank(SFTBF) ...

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Dow nears 19,000; Nintendo jumps on Super Mario; Oil down

Click chart for in depth premarket data. 1. Dow nears 19,000: The Dow Jones industrial average is just 77 points away from hitting the magical level of 19,000 points. The index posted gains for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday, closing yet again at a fresh all-time high. It has jumped nearly 700 points — or 5.5% — in the five trading sessions following Donald Trump’s election victory. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Months-long war for control of Viacom nears an end

Sumner Redstone in 101 seconds The Viacom board is meeting Thursday evening to approve a settlement that will change the face of the company. Philippe Dauman, CEO for the past 10 years, will step down next month, according to the terms of the settlement. The settlement will end a protracted battle over the future of Viacom (VIA), one of the world’s largest media companies. Viacom owns cable channels like MTV and Nickelodeon and the movie studio Paramount. Tom Dooley, the company’s longtime chief operating officer, will be Dauman’s interim successor. ...

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As MH370 search nears its end, doubts surface about the plane’s final resting place

For over two years, engineers and investigators from multiple countries have searched for the remains of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. The plane’s disappearance on March 8 2014 has remained a mystery — one that authorities and the relatives of the deceased both hoped to solve by recovering the plane’s wreckage. As the search enters its final phases, the engineering team behind the operation has admitted it may have been looking in the wrong place all along. Radar data from 2014 shows that MH370 deviated from its expected flight path and ...

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