At $8 billion, the proposed acquisition of Hillshire Brands by Tyson Foods would be the largest ever in the meat industry. Shareholders are poised to benefit, but some analysts aren’t sure it is as good idea for consumers.
The North American energy boom is likely to be the major topic of discussion for OPEC ministers when they meet this week in Vienna, and experts expect the cartel to leave production quotas and their price target unchanged.
Veteran point guard Derek Fisher has agreed to become the new head coach of the New York Knicks on a five-year contract worth $25 million. Fisher will reunite with new Knicks president Phil Jackson, who coached the 39-year-old when the two were with the Los Angeles Lakers.
If Hollywood wants to appeal to the Chinese market, it has to do more than tack on “made-for-China” scenes in post-production -- it has to consider Chinese audiences every step of the way.
The University of Reading in England announced Sunday that a “historic milestone” had been reached for artificial intelligence, but not everyone is convinced. The British school claimed that in a competition held there Saturday, a “supercomputer” called Eugene fooled more than 30 percent of the human judges after a five-minute text conversation.