Enlarge / Scene from The Last Day of Pompeii (circa 1830) by Karl Brullov, who visited Pompeii in 1828. (credit: Karl Brulluv/Public domain) Modern visitors to the ruins of the two main cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD are usually" /> Enlarge / Scene from The Last Day of Pompeii (circa 1830) by Karl Brullov, who visited Pompeii in 1828. (credit: Karl Brulluv/Public domain) Modern visitors to the ruins of the two main cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD are usually" />

There’s new evidence for what happened to people who survived Vesuvius

The Last Day of Pompeii (circa 1830) by Karl Brullov, who visited Pompeii in 1828.”> Enlarge / Scene from The Last Day of Pompeii (circa 1830) by Karl Brullov, who visited Pompeii in 1828. (credit: Karl Brulluv/Public domain) Modern visitors to the ruins of the two main cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius …

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Soon, hundreds of tourists will go to space. What should we call them?

Enlarge / Virgin Galactic’s Beth Moses, chief astronaut instructor, is not a pilot. But as a member of the crew on the company’s second flight to space, she earned the “commercial astronaut” designation from the FAA. (credit: Virgin Galactic) Perhaps within a matter of a months, a handful of customers will board a spacecraft and …

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Trump Grants 30-Day Waiver for Companies Doing Business in Cuba

The Trump administration extended a waiver to legislation that would allow U.S. lawsuits over property confiscated during the 1959 Cuban revolution, providing a brief reprieve to companies that feared they might face punishment for doing business with that country’s government. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo enacted a 30-day suspension of Title III of the 1996 …

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Disney Cuts Iger’s Future Compensation by $13.5 Million a Year

Walt Disney Co. cut tens of millions of dollars of future potential earnings for Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger days before its annual meeting, where investors are set to vote on the entertainment giant’s executive pay program. Iger’s target annual compensation will be $35 million after the deal with Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. …

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PepsiCo Names Narasimhan a Top Deputy as Chief Builds Ranks

PepsiCo Inc. has promoted Laxman Narasimhan to the newly created position of chief commercial officer, giving Chief Executive Officer Ramon Laguarta a top deputy as he tries to ignite faster growth at the beverage and snack giant. Narasimhan, who joined PepsiCo in 2012 from McKinsey & Co. and has been running the consumer company’s operations …

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House Democrats’ Trump Probe Expands With Sweeping Demands for Documents

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler escalated Democrats’ investigations of Donald Trump with sweeping demands Monday for information from scores of people on topics including the administration’s activities, the president’s business and his potential ties to Russia. The New York City congressman’s probe includes allegations of obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power …

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