Planned Titanic Replica, Office Depot Merger, NASA's procurement contract, The 40-Shot Starbucks Drink

The real news is people still want to take cruises after the Carnival fiasco

Take “Titanic” the cultural phenomenon. Then add an eccentric Australian billionaire, a Chinese shipyard and 40,000 people willing to pay up to $1 million for a ticket, and you have Titanic II, the planned replica ship that will sail from Southampton in 2016.

Does anyone shop at either of these places anymore?

Office Depot will buy OfficeMax in a $1.17 billion stock transfer, according to a joint statement released this morning. The hope is that the merged company will better compete against Staples and online retailers such as Amazon.

NASA procures crew transportation and rescue services

NASA intends to sign a contract with Roscosmos for various services including launch, return and rescue of U.S. or U.S.-designated astronauts.

Now for some news to make Afternoon Coffee really proud

The Quadriginoctuple Frap recently took the dubious honor of being the most expensive Starbucks drink at $47.30. If your local baristas are not hip enough to know how to make one, just tell them it’s a “venti 40-shot mocha Frappuccino soy mocha drizzle matcha powder protein powder caramel brulee topping with strawberry, two bananas, caramel drizzle Frappuccino chips and vanilla bean.” Enjoy.

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