Five eye-opening figures from the U.S. Education Department’s latest civil rights data dump

The U.S. Education Department on Tuesday released a trove of data drawn from surveys of nearly every single one of the nation’s 95,000 public schools. This latest installment of the Civil Rights Data Collection, from the 2013-2014 school year, offers…
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Goldman Sachs Sells Stakes in Five Hedge Funds for $800 Million

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is selling minority stakes in five hedge funds to Affiliated Managers Group Inc. for about $800 million. AMG will acquire holdings in Winton Capital Group Ltd., Capula Investment Management LLP, Partner Fund Management LP, Mount Lucas…
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What Was the First Spacecraft to Land on Another Planet?

The Soviet Union was the first country on Earth to land a spacecraft on another planet, and the first to transmit data back home. In December 1970, the probe Venera 7 crash-landed on Venus and, for just a few minutes,…
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Burberry CEO’s pay cut 75% after profit falls

Burberry Group PLC Chief Executive Christopher Bailey has received a 75% pay cut for fiscal 2016, following a year in which the trench-coat maker turned in disappointing results. Mr. Bailey will receive GBP1.89 million ($2.74 million), down from GBP7.51 million…
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American Airlines Strikes WiFi Deal With ViaSat: Gogo Stock Suffers

Internet service provider Gogo's stock declined around 16 percent on Friday as American Airlines ditched the firm for rival ViaSat Inc. to provide satellite-powered WiFi to aircrafts. Worried by the poor performance of Gogo, its current provider, American Airlines filed…
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Google’s art machine just wrote its first song

Today, Google's newest machine learning project released its first piece of generated art,a 90-second piano melody created through a trained neural network, provided with just four notes up front. The drums and orchestration weren't generated by the algorithm, but added…
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Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and was among the most famous and beloved athletes on the planet, died Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, a family spokesman said. Ali, 74, had been at a Phoenix hospital since Thursday…
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Prince died of ‘fentanyl toxicity,’ an overdose of a painkiller

Prompted by leaks, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota released the long-awaited autopsy report on Prince Thursday, declaring the cause was accidental fentanyl toxicity. Fentanyl is a powerful painkiller. The official cause of death thus bolsters previous reports that…
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