Breakfast Buzz: Samsung Stock Down After Pulling Note 7


Shares of Samsung Electronics have dropped to a one-month low, due to concerns about the firm’s prospects, after it scrapped its Galaxy Note 7. That story tops this morning’s Breakfast Buzz.

The world’s top smartphone maker said on Tuesday it permanently halted sales of the smartphone, in what could be one of the most expensive product safety failures in tech history. Shares of Samsung were down 2.9%  in early Wednesday trading, after touching a one-month low of $1,340.

If you love the smell of your local Apple store, now you can bring it home. There are now soy candles that are supposed to smell like a new Mac computer. The candles by 12 South have notes of mint, peach, basil, lavender, mandarin and sage. When they went on sale, the candles sold out in just two hours.

BMW says it has invented the motorcycle of the future. The company unveiled a new concept motorcycle in California Tuesday. It will have self-balancing wheels, so that a kickstand is needed only when the motorcycle is shut down. It will have an “electronic safety cage” that communicates with other vehicles and road sensors to help it automatically avoid crashes. BMW is so confident, it won’t even sell helmets along with the bike. it will sell goggles and insulated road suits.

Creepy clown sightings across the country continue, and now one famous clown is keeping a low profile. McDonald’s says Ronald McDonald is going to be more thoughtful about appearances he makes, at least for the time being. The burger chain did not provide any other details about how often Ronald will make appearances.

Covergirl now has it’s first cover-guy. 17-year-old social media celebrity, James Charles, was introduced Tuesday as the cosmetics giant’s first male ambassador. Covergirl describes Charles as a “makeup artist and boundary breaker,” and pledges he’ll be the first of what they call “boundary breaking” representatives. Charles says his role with Covergirl includes appearing in a TV commercial for the brand. The teen is a popular beauty blogger with nearly half a million followers on Instagram and more than 70,000 subscribers on You-Tube.

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