Cheddar afternoon business update 8/7: iPhones, GM recall & Elon Musk

Posted: Updated:
EDISON -

Top afternoon business and technology headlines for Aug. 7, 2017

  • iPhone maker Foxconn says it will build another multibillion-dollar facility for research and development.
  • General Motors is recalling nearly 800,000 pickup trucks because of issues with power steering.
  • Elon Musk released a sneak peek at what a successful launch of the Falcon heavy rocket may look like.
  • BusinessMore>>

  • 'The Last Jedi' opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

    'The Last Jedi' opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:59 AM EST2017-12-17 16:59:36 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-12-17 20:51:31 GMT
    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the box office, landing the second-best opening weekend ever in North America and slotting in behind only its predecessor, "The Force Awakens.".
    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the box office, landing the second-best opening weekend ever in North America and slotting in behind only its predecessor, "The Force Awakens.".
  • 'Celebration of Life' for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

    'Celebration of Life' for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

    Sunday, December 17 2017 1:09 PM EST2017-12-17 18:09:41 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-12-17 20:51:13 GMT
    Prominent US Democrats are expected to speak at a public celebration of the life of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
    Prominent US Democrats are expected to speak at a public celebration of the life of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
  • Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

    Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-12-16 04:35:54 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:50 PM EST2017-12-17 20:50:09 GMT
    Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry.
    Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."