Why ExxonMobil Stock Was a Drag on the Market Today

What happened Friday wasn’t the ideal day to be in the oil business. The all-important price of crude tumbled, on the back of general economic worries and a U.S. government decision about its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The performance of bellwether industry stock ExxonMobil (XOM 0.12%) reflected the situation; it closed the day essentially flat … Read more

How football got smart and art got dumb

March 2023. Emirates Stadium. Arsenal vs Everton. The gamesmanship of the visiting defender James Tarkowski gets to me. A shame, says a man one row in front, to see the name of the Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky sullied like this. What ensues is a brief exchange about the auteur’s distinguished if ponderous work. I haven’t … Read more

Gordon Moore, cofounder of tech titan Intel, dies at 94

Gordon Moore, the Intel co-founder whose theory on computer-chip development became the yardstick for progress in the electronics industry, has died. He was 94. Moore died peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Hawaii on Friday, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation said in a statement.   A founder of industry pioneer Fairchild Semiconductor, Moore … Read more