Hawaii receives ‘false alarm’ about ballistic-missile threat that sends residents scrambling for shelter

A scary message on Saturday warning Hawaiian citizens to seek shelter due to threat of inbound ballistic missile was a false alarm, according to officials. Hawaii residents received a message: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” spurring panic. The false warning comes as the U.S. and North Korean leaders have been exchanging tough, which has threatened to erupt into a nuclear conflict. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza said the initial warning was a false alarm and that the agency is attempting to determine the cause of the unintentional alert. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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Legendary sportscaster Jackson of ‘whoa, Nellie’ fame dies at 89

Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who coined the phrase “granddaddy of them all” and peppered his lively commentary covering college football with “whoa, Nellie”, has died. He was 89, according to USA Today. Jackson spent much of his broadcasting career with ABC. Kirk Herbstreit, a popular ESPN analyst, tweeted that he could close his eyes “and think of so many of his special calls. Thank you Kieth for all the memories and the grace in which you provided them. RIP Keith.” Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to exit Disney board

Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will exit the Walt Disney Co. [:s dis] board of directors, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday. Both Sandberg and Dorsey are not standing for re-election due to conflicts relating to matters before the board, Disney said. “Given our evolving business and the businesses Ms. Sandberg and Mr. Dorsey are in, it has become increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to Board matters, and they are not standing for re-election,” a company spokesman wrote in an email. Board memebers Robert Matschullat and Orin Smith are also not standing for re-election. “Mr. Matschullat and Mr. Smith will be departing pursuant to Company policies that limit Board service to 15 years and set the retirement age at 74, respectively,” the spokesman wrote. “The Board will take up the matter of filling Mr. Smith’s role as independent Lead Director when it meets after the annual meeting.” Disney stock is down a fraction to $112.42 in late trading.

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