June 8, 2017 8:33 PM Alibaba’s record stock surge sends Yahoo shares toward 17-year high
Alibaba’s market cap gets a $43 billion boost, adding over $6 billion to Yahoo’s coffers Yahoo Inc. investors may be a little more forgiving about the company’s delay in spinning off its large stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., as the China-based e-commerce giant’s upbeat revenue outlook helped send Yahoo’s stock to a 17-year high and boosted its coffers 71
May 24, 2017 4:10 PM T-Mobile announces spectacular attempt to steal Verizon customers by paying off their Pixel bills
John Legere has a well-deserved reputation for being an eccentric CEO. After spells at AT&T and Dell, he's now the top dog at America's third largest carrier, T-Mobile. His latest crazy scheme to pull US customers away from other networks is wonderfully simple: His company will pay off your smartphone in its entirety if you switch over from Verizon 50
May 14, 2017 12:01 PM Without much to say, Celtics already focusing on Game 7
Mere minutes after the final buzzer sounded, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens arrived at the podium for his postgame press conference. The only problem was that he’d beaten the media there. Stevens sat for several minutes and, to his credit, elected to wait for the entire press corps to arrive. Once all parties were present and the questioning began 43
May 13, 2017 5:51 AM Celtics notebook: Home court continues to hold serve
WASHINGTON — The home team continues to hold serve in this Eastern Conference semifinal series, which now moves back to the Hub for Game 7 Monday night, with the Celtics understanding they have an overall 5-0 record against the Wizards at the Garden this season. “I hope it goes the same way it’s been going,” Jae Crowder said after last night’s 92-91 Game 6 loss. Avery 53
May 13, 2017 3:40 AM John Wall levels Celtics: 'Don't come to my city, wearing all black'
Despite the Boston Celtics' all-black pregame attire, Wall's 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds to play delivered Friday's last rites as the Wizards forced a Game 7 with a 92-91 win. "Don't come to my city, wearing all black, talking about a funeral," Wall told ESPN on the court after the game. With a chance to close out the Wizards in the Eastern Conference 51
May 11, 2017 5:29 AM Caps Draw A Game 7 Blank
For the second straight season, the Capitals' campaign comes to a screeching halt on May 10, in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. After falling into a 3-1 hole in the series - largely because it lost the first two games of the set on home ice - Washington was whitewashed 2-0 in Wednesday's deciding 74
May 11, 2017 3:56 AM How the Penguins pushed the Capitals into the playoff abyss yet again in Game 7
The Washington Capitals season ended with a thud Wednesday night, as the visiting Penguins advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-0 Game 7 win at Verizon Center. And with that, this playoff run ended almost exactly like the one before it, with a second-round series loss to the Penguins and a President’s Trophy as the only tangible achievement 59
May 9, 2017 4:28 PM Why does it matter how many Clinton emails were on Anthony Weiner’s computer?
FBI Director James B. Comey told Congress last week he found “hundreds and thousands” of Hillary Clinton-related emails from Clinton aide Huma Abedin on Abedin's then-husband and former sexting congressman Anthony Weiner's computer. It turns out that's wrong. ProPublica and now The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the FBI found a much smaller number 47
May 7, 2017 3:08 AM The Capitals find salvation in season-extending victory. Can they make it last?
The Washington Capitals netted three third-period goals to live another day, beating the Penguins, 4-2, in Game 5 at Verizon Center on Saturday. They now trail 3-2 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series, which rolls along with Game 6 in Pittsburgh on Monday. Sidney Crosby returned just five days after suffering a concussion in Game 3 and was involved 65
May 7, 2017 2:16 AM NHL playoffs: Penguins vs. Capitals Game 5 pictures
Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals checks Ron Hainsey #65 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 6, 2017 in Washington. Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the Washington Capitals trips up Tom Kuhnhackl #34 of the Pittsburgh 168