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Time editor defends crying migrant girl cover: 'She became the face of this story'

The top editor at Time, Edward Felsenthal, on Sunday defended the magazine's controversial cover about the situation at the US-Mexico border. More>>

Fox News commentator apologizes for racist remark

Fox News is distancing itself from a racist remark made by one of its paid commentators on Sunday. More>>

Glenn Beck walks off CNN interview over questions about his media company

Glenn Beck walked out of a live interview on CNN when questioned about reported troubles at his media company. More>>

The weird reason that mighty Amazon isn't in the Dow

1. Amazon is too expensive for the Dow: Amazon and Jeff Bezos might be conquering the world, but there's at least one exclusive club they haven't gained entry to: The Dow Jones Industrial Average. More>>

What's behind Tom Arnold's bizarre anti-Trump media blitz

If Tom Arnold knows one thing, it's how to get attention. More>>

Toyota updates the Century, car of choice for Japan's elites

The Toyota Century, a car of choice for Japan's elites, just received a rare redesign. More>>

Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards

Apple is promising free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards after waves of complaints about malfunctions. More>>

Xiaomi wants to raise over $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Xiaomi, one of the world's leading smartphone makers, is hoping to raise more than $6 billion by selling shares for a stock market listing in Hong Kong next month. More>>

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' has big opening day amid a surging box office

Superheroes have come to the rescue of the US box office. More>>

Time cover backlash: Magazine stands by illustration of crying girl next to Trump

An image that appears in this week's Time magazine cover became a rallying cry for an end to the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents after they are apprehended at the US border. More>>

Crying migrant girl: What the iconic photo says about press access

Getty photographer John Moore took a photo that has become the symbol of the immigration debate in America. More>>

A top Netflix executive is out after using the N-word

A top Netflix executive has left the company after he used the N-word in front of colleagues on more than one occasion. More>>

Chanel reveals earnings for the first time in its 108-year history

We all know a Chanel handbag can cost more than $5,000. But now, for the first time in its century-long history, we know exactly how much money the luxury French fashion house makes. More>>

ZTE pays $1 billion fine to US over sanctions violations

China's ZTE, which the US government has accused of repeated sanctions violations, has paid a $1 billion fine, a US Commerce Department official said Friday. More>>

Etsy sellers confront unknowns after Supreme Court ruling

Lauren Boggs Meslar has been selling patterned paper straws, hemp gift cords and other lifestyle goods on Etsy since 2012, relying on sales from the Etsy shop and her own e-commerce website to "help pay the bills" for her... More>>

Tariffs on European cars would hurt US auto jobs

Tariffs on European automakers could hurt companies responsible for tens of thousands of American jobs. More>>

Can Chipotle keep momentum with quesadillas and milkshakes?

Chipotle has a new CEO. A new ad campaign focusing on the fresh ingredients. And coming soon, Chipotle may have a bunch of new items on its menu, including quesadillas, tostadas and a milkshake. More>>

What higher wages means for Domino's and McDonald's

Americans are finally getting paid more - and that's creating challenges for nearly all of your favorite restaurants. More>>

Why GE may need to stop paying its dividend after 119 years

General Electric has paid a dividend for 119 consecutive years, including during the Great Depression and the 2008 financial meltdown. Goldman Sachs thinks that streak needs to come to an end. More>>

This group is getting ahead in America

The American Dream remains alive for one particular group of folks. More>>

Uber operator in fatal self-driving vehicle crash was likely streaming 'The Voice'

The person behind the wheel of the Uber self-driving Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona was likely streaming "The Voice" on a cellphone at the time of the incident. More>>

Two years in, Brexit is hurting the UK

Britain's economy is stalling. Investment is dropping. Big businesses say they may be forced to leave and take thousands of jobs with them. More>>

India spares Harley-Davidson as it hits back at US tariffs

India is giving Harley-Davidson a pass as it hits back against US tariffs on steel and aluminum. More>>

Take that, America. Europe's tariffs take effect

Tariffs on more than $3 billion worth of American exports to Europe took effect on Friday. More>>

GM's new Chevy Blazer will be built in Mexico

General Motors' hot new SUV will be made in Mexico. More>>

GM is bringing back the Chevy Blazer, an SUV classic

A classic name in SUVs is coming back. More>>

Airbus: Brexit chaos threatens our future in UK

Airbus has issued a stark warning to the United Kingdom over Brexit. More>>

OPEC meeting; Airbus Brexit warning; Stress test results

1. OPEC meets: OPEC members are meeting Friday in Vienna to consider a potential production increase. More>>

SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket lands $130 million military launch contract

The most powerful rocket in operation just landed another launch contract. More>>

'The Conners' is happening, without Roseanne Barr, ABC says

Just a few weeks after canceling "Roseanne" after the show's star Roseanne Barr posted racist and bizarre tweets, ABC says it is keeping the show alive -- without Barr. More>>

Goldman Sachs: Buckle up. Trade war fears will likely get worse

Fears of a trade war have handed the Dow its longest losing streak in 15 months. Goldman Sachs thinks these worries will get even worse. More>>

Charles Krauthammer, legendary conservative intellectual, dies at 68

Legendary conservative intellectual Charles Krauthammer, whose columns and commentary shaped American politics for generations, has died. He was 68. More>>

Federal judge rules that CFPB's structure is unconstitutional

A federal judge says the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. More>>

Wall Street banks are healthier than ever

Wall Street banks are strong enough to withstand the next severe economic downturn. More>>

Kroger's online sales up 66%. Amazon and Walmart have a real competitor

People are increasingly buying groceries online. And many retail experts believe the digital supermarket battle will come down to Amazon versus Walmart. More>>

Instagram's new long-form video hub IGTV takes on YouTube

Prepare to spend a lot more time on Instagram. More>>

Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don't have a physical presence in the state. More>>

Corey Lewandowski dropped by speakers bureau

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been dropped by his speakers bureau after dismissing the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the... More>>

Intel CEO resigns after 'past consensual relationship' with employee

Intel says CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned after the company learned of a "past consensual relationship with an Intel employee." More>>

American media keeps falling for Russian trolls

Russian trolls posing as an American college student tweeted about divisive social, political and cultural issues using an account that amassed thousands of followers -- and appeared in dozens of news stories published by... More>>

Thousands of electric scooters to hit Paris streets

Paris has art, fashion, food, romance and now ... electric scooters. More>>

Can Starbucks be fixed?

Drinks no one wants, too many stores, not enough innovation. More>>

When is it okay to splurge?

Question: When is it okay to splurge? We want to buy a car for $50,000 but it feels excessive. Me and my husband are under 30, paid off all debt except mortgage and saving well for retirement. We have no other car... More>>

Make $100,000? Here's where you're likely to get the biggest tax cut

What was true of the old tax code is still true of the new one: Two people who make the same income could still have very different federal tax bills. More>>

3 Ways to recover from a late start on retirement planning

I haven't made the best decisions when it comes to retirement planning. As a result, my wife and I are in our early 50s and have next to nothing saved for retirement. Do we have any hope of a secure retirement?-John More>>

The health care industry needs workers. So it's turning to former factory and retail workers

Connie Ellis had been working at railroad operator CSX Corp. for seven years when she accepted a buyout package and left the company. More>>

Saudi Arabia: Deal can be done this week to boost oil supply

Saudi Arabia wants OPEC to boost oil supply to keep its customers satisfied. And it thinks other producers will agree. More>>

Turkey hits United States with retaliatory tariffs

Turkey just became the latest country to hit back at the United States for its tariffs on steel and aluminum. More>>

Turkey's currency crash puts economy at heart of election

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is asking Turkish voters for another term as president. They may say no because of a feeble currency and runaway price hikes. More>>

Toys 'R' Us is shutting down in Australia, too

The world is losing dozens more Toys "R" Us stores. More>>

Bank stress tests; Trade war victim; Bank of England decision

1. Stress tests: The US Federal Reserve will release its annual assessment of big banks on Thursday. More>>

Daimler warns US-China trade war will hit its profits

German automaker Daimler says its profits will fall this year, blaming the emerging trade war between the United States and China. More>>

Report: Prosecutors subpoena National Enquirer records in Michael Cohen investigation

Federal prosecutors subpoenaed records from the National Enquirer as part of a probe into President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. More>>

This is why there are so few pictures of migrant children

We're still not seeing the full story of President Trump's so-called "zero tolerance" immigration policy. More>>

Tinder parent company buys majority stake in dating app Hinge

Match Group, the company that owns a number of dating websites and apps, now owns a 51% stake in millennial-focused, long-term dating app Hinge. More>>

Tesla sues ex-employee for hacking and theft. But he says he's a whistleblower

Tesla Wednesday sued an ex-employee accused of hacking its manufacturing operating system and stealing company data. More>>

Gun sales plunge for Smith & Wesson

American Outdoor Brands, the gun maker that owns the iconic Smith & Wesson line of firearms, reported plunging sales on Wednesday. More>>

'Stranger Things' caused an Eggo boom. Now sales are waffling

Americans aren't binge-watching Netflix's "Stranger Things" right now. That means they're not bingeing on Eggo waffles. More>>

Disney raises its bid for Fox to $71 billion

Disney just raised the stakes in the fight for 21st Century Fox. More>>

Airlines ask the government not to fly separated children on their planes

US airlines on Wednesday spoke out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their families. More>>

Apple partners with Sesame Workshop for children's programming

Apple is teaming up with Sesame Workshop for a brand new slate of children's programming, the tech giant announced on Wednesday. More>>

Walmart 'disturbed' its former building is migrant shelter for kids

Walmart says it is disturbed that one of its former stores in Texas has been turned into a shelter for migrant children separated from their parents at the border. More>>

Iran: OPEC should stick to its production limits

Iran says that OPEC and other major oil producers should stick with an agreement that curbs output. More>>

Hate on Facebook all you want. The stock's at an all-time high

So much for this being a rough year for Facebook. More>>

Why investors should bet on individual stocks

Investors looking for value should forego indexes in favor of individual stocks, says Lindsey Bell, an investment strategist with CFRA Research More>>

Elon Musk: Tesla worker admitted to sabotage

Tesla's attempt to ramp up Model 3 production may have hit a new stumbling block --- employee sabotage. More>>

AMC Theatres' $20 monthly subscription plan rivals MoviePass

The largest movie chain in America is creating a service that will rival subscription-based ticketing company MoviePass. More>>

Europe could force Google to pay for news

Europe is one step closer to passing new copyright legislation that has been criticized by major tech companies and internet pioneers. More>>

Is Manhattan's rental market finally cooling off?

Renting in Manhattan is notoriously expensive. But lately it's becoming just a little bit more affordable ... a little. More>>

India's $12 billion privatization plan at risk after airline flop

India's government was hoping to raise billions selling the national airline to a private buyer. Now it's likely to have to spend billions instead to keep it flying after being forced to shelve the sale. More>>

The Microsoft of retail? Ocado's shares are up 153% this year

Could a young UK grocery delivery company once shunned by investors become a global tech giant? More>>

Corey Lewandowski returns to Fox News with no apologies

Fox News anchor Sandra Smith gave Corey Lewandowski multiple opportunities Wednesday morning to apologize for his dismissive comments about a 10-year-old with Down Syndrome separated from her parents at the border. But... More>>

Microsoft urges Trump administration to change its policy separating families at border

Microsoft is calling on the Trump administration to change a "zero tolerance" immigration policy that is separating families at the US-Mexico border. More>>

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan announce CEO of their health care company

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the leader of their new health care company. More>>

How office design can isolate women

Tearing down cubicle walls doesn't always open up conversation. More>>

CEOs call out Trump's 'heartless, cruel' border policy

CEOs are speaking out against the separation of children from their families at the US border. More>>

Europe will hit US products with tariffs starting Friday

European Union tariffs on products from the United States will go into effect on Friday. More>>

China's economy shows signs of slowing. A trade war won't help

The start of a trade war between the United States and China comes at an inconvenient time for the Chinese economy. More>>

European companies are worried about China's tech ambitions, too

It's not just the United States - European companies are worried about China's high-tech ambitions, too. More>>

Ford and Volkswagen may develop vehicles together

Two of the world's top carmakers are looking to team up. More>>

Top bitcoin exchange says over $30 million in cryptocurrencies stolen

One of the world's biggest bitcoin exchanges on Wednesday said that more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies have been stolen from it. More>>

Xiaomi makes its mark among dream employers for Chinese students

The rising profile of one of China's top smartphone makers has helped make it a dream employer for Chinese students. More>>

Shale exec: US will be the world's biggest oil producer by the fall

The United States will be the world's top oil producer in just a matter of months. More>>

Rachel Maddow breaks down in tears while discussing border crisis

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow ended the night in tears. So did many of her viewers. More>>

Chinese investment in the United States has plummeted 92% this year

Chinese investment in the United States nosedived in the first five months of 2018 amid mounting tensions between the world's two largest economies. More>>

Nearly a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings

How would you rate your emergency fund? More>>

GE booted from the Dow; Auto alliance; Oil in focus

1. GE booted from the Dow: General Electric is losing its spot in the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. More>>

Australian telecom giant Telstra is slashing 8,000 jobs

Australia's biggest telecom operator is cutting 8,000 jobs in a dramatic bid to bring down costs. More>>

Wells Fargo's ethics hotline calls are on the rise

Wells Fargo's quest to clean up its act requires workers to shine a light on shady activity when they see it. More>>

Telecom companies say they won't share your location data anymore

In a small victory for your privacy, the nation's four largest telecom companies announced Tuesday that they will stop providing customer location information to companies that aggregate data on their customers. More>>

Pete Docter, Jennifer Lee take over Pixar, Disney Animation after Lasseter exit

Disney Animation and Pixar have found its replacements for John Lasseter. More>>

Starbucks says it will close 150 stores next year

Starbucks will close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores next year, about three times as many as it typically closes. More>>

Trump's media allies struggle to defend his immigration policy

President Donald Trump's top allies in the media have struggled this week to formulate a coherent defense of his administration's immigration crackdown, oscillating between talking points to provide the president cover for... More>>

General Electric gets booted from the Dow

For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. More>>

Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow and other Fox talent slam Fox News' border coverage

Hollywood and creative talent from 21st Century Fox are condemning the company over its news division's coverage of the crisis at the southern US border, where parents are being separated from their children when families... More>>

Chill? Netflix stock up even as market plunges

Netflix investors are shrugging off the drama in the broader market as well as the consolidation in the media world More>>

Dow falls 287 points as trade war fears escalate

Wall Street has tried to ignore warning signs about a trade war for months. It can't any longer. More>>

World Cup ratings are in: Fox is missing the US men's team

Fox drew big ratings this weekend for a pair of World Cup matches that thrilled and shocked soccer fans. More>>

What you need to know about Trump's new trade threat

President Donald Trump is escalating his trade fight with China. Here's what you need to know. More>>

Trade fears are curbing the market's potential

Fears of a trade war are preventing the market from reaching its full potential. More>>

Trump threatens China with new tariffs on another $200 billion of goods

President Donald Trump just raised the stakes in the fight with China over trade. More>>

Device to trick Tesla Autopilot banned from sale in US

Autopilot Buddy, a simple device designed to fool Tesla's Autopilot into thinking the drivers' hands are on the wheel, is unsafe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday. More>>

CVS Pharmacy will now deliver your prescription

CVS Pharmacy is fixing one of the most annoying parts of getting a prescription filled: picking it up. More>>

Audi names new leader after CEO arrested

Audi has tapped its top sales executive to lead the company temporarily after the CEO was arrested. More>>

California is creating one big online community college

There's going to be a new way for workers to advance their careers in California. More>>

Where to invest in a trade war

Let's make something perfectly clear. There are no winners in a trade war. That's why global stock markets were nosediving Tuesday. More>>

'Alexa, order me room service.' Amazon's voice assistant checks in to Marriott hotels

Next time you check in to a Marriott hotel, you might find an unexpected guest in your room: Alexa. More>>

How women over 50 can reinvent their careers

Lesley Jane Seymour saw the writing on the wall as editor-in-chief of the now defunct More magazine, a magazine for women 40 and older. More>>

KPMG slammed over 'unacceptable' decline in work quality

KPMG was slammed Tuesday by a UK regulator over an "unacceptable decline" in the quality of its accounting work. More>>

Tiffany is giving cool a try. And it's working

Tiffany is rebranding as a company for the young and hip. And actually pulling it off. More>>

Global stocks sink as Trump ups the stakes in China trade fight

Global stock markets fell sharply on Tuesday as the trade clash between Washington and Beijing intensified. More>>

ZTE stock drops 25% after US Senate pushes to keep ban

Shares in Chinese tech firm ZTE plummeted more than 25% Tuesday after US lawmakers sought to uphold a ban that prevents the company from buying crucial American parts. More>>

Fujifilm is suing Xerox for more than $1 billion over failed merger

Fujifilm wants more than $1 billion from Xerox for backing out of a merger between the two companies. More>>

$200 Billion trade threat; Markets hit; Volkswagen trouble

1. More trade threats: The White House is threatening even more tariffs on China. More>>

Tesla spontaneously catches fire with no crash

A Tesla Model S being driven by the husband of actor Mary McCormack caught fire on a Los Angeles street last week, McCormack tweeted Friday night. More>>

PACIFIC • Google takes on Amazon ... in China

What's Next: How Google's China investment explains the future: Google's $550 million investment in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, which will enable both companies to sell goods online across Southeast Asia, the United... More>>

Fed official: Trade fears are hurting business optimism

Escalating trade tensions have all but wiped out the optimism that businesses felt because of tax cuts, a Federal Reserve official says. More>>

Why the market is so worried

Can anyone win a trade war? Investors have the answer. And it's a resounding no. More>>

Comcast will become one of the world's most indebted companies if it buys Fox

Comcast is on the verge of maxing out its credit card to win 21st Century Fox. More>>

Brexit dividend? New reports show UK will suffer for years

Two new reports show just how much economic pain Britain's exit from the European Union is causing. More>>

L.A. Times is under local ownership for the first time in nearly 20 years

Biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong took control of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, bringing the newspaper back under local ownership for the first time in nearly two decades. More>>

The media surges to the border as family separation crisis grows

The separation of migrant families at the US border is becoming a bigger story by the day. More>>

The world's biggest advertiser wants women to produce half of its ads

The world's biggest advertiser is pushing for gender equality in the ad business. More>>

It's time for corporate boards to tackle #MeToo

Even at the very top of American business, people hesitate to openly discuss sexual harassment. More>>

Ikea was shut out of India for years. Now it's going big

Before moving to India, John Achillea managed an Ikea store in St. Louis, Missouri, that got 1.6 million visitors a year. More>>

Amazon shareholders call for halt of facial recognition sales to police

Nearly 20 groups of Amazon shareholders are pressuring the tech company to stop selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement. More>>

Experts say algae is the food of the future. Here's why.

I have commitment issues -- with my diet. More>>

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany

The CEO of luxury automaker Audi has been arrested in Germany as part of an investigation into emissions cheating. More>>

Drought woes? This tech can literally make it rain

Don't call them the weather gods, but this company can actually make it rain. More>>

Supreme Court ruling helps silence worker lawsuits. But these law students are fighting back

When a law student got an offer from one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious law firms last fall, she wasn't about to quibble over the stack of documents they asked her to sign. More>>

IPhones will share your exact location with 911

Your smartphone knows your location well enough to send a car to where you're standing in a busy city, map a morning run through the woods, or navigate inside an airport. More>>

Ford to remake Detroit's most famous ruin

If you've ever been to Detroit, you've probably seen Michigan Central Station. And you've probably wondered why someone didn't just tear it down. More>>

American businesses brace for pain from trade fight with China

President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods are intended to help American companies that have been hurt by Beijing's industrial policies. More>>

Huawei to Australia: We're not a security risk for 5G

Chinese tech firm Huawei is fighting back in Australia following reports that authorities could ban it from any involvement in building 5G mobile networks in the country. More>>

Google bets $550 million on Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

Google is buying a $550 million stake in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com as part of a strategic partnership between the two companies. More>>

Oil slides; Google bets on China; Internet tax decision

1. Oil slides continues: US crude futures continued to drop on Monday, falling 1.6% to trade at $64 per barrel. More>>

Bitcoin could 'bring the internet to a halt,' banking group warns

Don't bet on bitcoin ever replacing the dollar or other traditional currencies as everyday money. More>>

The resurrection of Alex Rodriguez

It's hard to believe, but not too long ago Alex Rodriguez was one of the most unpopular figures in sports, and maybe America. More>>

'Incredibles 2' shatters animation box office record

"Incredibles 2" flexed its muscles at the box office this weekend. More>>

India moves ahead with tariffs on US goods

India is moving forward with plans to hit back at the United States over trade. More>>

Wall Street is winning big from merger mania

1. Merger mania: Judge Richard Leon might be the new MVP of Wall Street. More>>

Nike drops clothing line after US Naval Academy claims trademark infringement

Nike is ditching a clothing line that featured a logo many claimed was a ripoff of the US Naval Academy's coat of arms. More>>

From 'Solo' to 'Incredibles 2': How Disney moves on from a box office setback

After a rare box-office setback with "Solo: A Star Wars Story," Disney is banking on a superhero family to save the day. More>>

The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes

Theranos went from one of the most lauded "unicorn" tech startups in Silicon Valley to a company crippled by scandal. More>>

Elizabeth Holmes indicted on wire fraud charges, steps down from Theranos

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been indicted on federal wire fraud charges, the office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California announced Friday. More>>

George Lakoff says this is how Trump uses words to con the public

President Donald Trump has "turned words into weapons" -- and journalists are providing additional ammunition. More>>

Google has a hard time holding onto its black employees

Google's employee attrition rates are highest for black and Hispanic employees. More>>

New Time Warner head John Stankey: CNN has 'special social responsibility'

The new head of Time Warner, John Stankey, said Friday that he recognizes CNN has a "special social responsibility" to democracy, and he will lead the company accordingly. More>>

Time Warner unveils its new name: WarnerMedia

One day after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T announced a new name for the media company: WarnerMedia. More>>

Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

President Donald Trump is sharply escalating a confrontation with China over trade. More>>

Citibank fined $100 million for interest rate manipulation

Citibank will pay a huge fine for manipulating an important interest rate. More>>

China: 'The US has launched a trade war'

The world's two biggest economies are now at war over trade. More>>

Oprah strikes deal with Apple as new Hollywood content wars heat up

Apple has signed Oprah Winfrey to a multiyear deal for new original programs. More>>

Trade war: America risks killing the global growth it needs

It's been a bad week for the global economy, and the United States just made it even worse. More>>

How to put an end to vacation shaming

You've planned the perfect vacation: got good deals on the hotels and airfare, created a jammed-packed itinerary and bought some new luggage. More>>

Amid immigration crackdown, this avocado farmer is struggling to find workers

Rick Shade navigates through the rows of trees, seamlessly disappearing into the branches, rummaging through the leaves, before finally turning around with a look of triumph. More>>

MLB hopes Yankees-Red Sox will spark a baseball craze in UK

Major League Baseball is bringing its marquee rivalry to London in 2019. But will that be enough to win over cricket-obsessed Brits? More>>

Can Air India survive its botched privatization?

India may have to completely let go of its national airline if it wants to save it. More>>

He wanted to help kids learn. Now, his startup serves 90% of classrooms

When Matthew Gross saw his second-grade son struggling to read, he knew he wanted to do something to make learning more engaging and fun. More>>

New Zealand is going to start taxing tourists (except Australians)

New Zealand is planning to start taxing the millions of foreign visitors who flock to its shores every year. More>>

McDonald's to scrap plastic straws in UK and Ireland

McDonald's has joined the fight against plastic pollution by switching to paper straws at its restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland. More>>

US tariffs; Euro tumbles; Upbeat Rolls-Royce

1. US tariffs confirmed: President Donald Trump has given his approval for the United States to put tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese exports, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. More>>

China's Didi launches in Australia, expanding battle with Uber

Didi Chuxing, China's biggest ride-hailing company, is headed Down Under as it escalates its global challenge to Uber. More>>

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T announced Thursday evening that it has completed the acquisition of Time Warner. The announcement comes two days after a judge ruled that the deal does not violate antitrust laws. More>>

Top White House communications aide has history of rhetoric strongly critical of Trump

Mercedes Schlapp, the White House's director of strategic communications, posted a number of tweets in 2015 strongly critical of Donald Trump and his agenda, assailing the then-presidential candidate for his hardline... More>>