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Technology

Apple-Shazam Merger Put On Hold Pending European Union Investigation

Global tech giant Apple hit a snag in its latest acquisition, with European antitrust regulators opening an investigation Monday into the company's purchase of Shazam in December. A press release from the EU’s European Commission explained concerns abo

Politics

‘It Was Very Natural.’ The Story Behind the Viral Photo of 4 Former Presidents and First Ladies

Among the images that emerged from the private funeral of Barbara Bush, the former First Lady to the 41st President and the mother of the 43rd, on April 21 is this now-viral grouping of four former commanders-in-chief and First Ladies. The picture was lat

Business

Aging Demographics: A Threat To The Economy And To Finance

The aging population trend in the United States will impose a shortage of trained workers, forcing the nation to find substitutes of one kind or another or face a significant growth shortfall.

Finance

Larry Summers just obliterated the Fed's bank stress tests with a single sentence

The Federal Reserve’s sees bank stress tests as a key pillar of its post-crisis regulation of large banks. Lawrence Summers, the former US Treasury Secretary and former economic advisor to President Barack Obama, said the idea that all major US

United States

Why Amazon is obsessed with getting inside our homes

It's how it will get more data on us and sell us more goods and services.

Health

Vaping tied to higher risk that teens will try marijuana

(Reuters Health) - Teens who use e-cigarettes may be twice as likely to smoke pot as their peers who never try vaping, a U.S. study suggests.

Investing

A Closer Look At China Mobile's Q1 Results, Q2 Outlook

China Mobile, the largest of the three Chinese wireless carriers, published its Q1 2018 results on Friday, April 20, reporting modest growth in its earnings, driven by slightly higher operating margins and an expanding subscriber base.

World

Remnants of Mexico migrant caravan closer to US border

The remnants of a caravan of Central American migrants are protesting in northern Mexico as they once again draw angry tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Finance

Netflix sinks after saying its going to issue $1.5 billion of junk bonds (NFLX)

Shares of Netflix sank more than 3% Monday after the company announced a new $1.5 billion debt offering. This latest round of junk bond offerings will add to Netflix's total accrued debt of $6.5 billion disclosed on its latest quarterly filing last week.

Startups

Indian lending platform Capital Float raises $22M Series C extension from Amazon

Capital Float, the fintech startup that says it is India’s largest online lender, announced today that it has raised $22 million in new funding from Amazon. At the end of last year, reports surfaced that Amazon was considering an investment in Capital F

Investing

Key Takeaways From Schlumberger's Q1 Results

Schlumberger, the largest oilfield services contractor, posted a stronger than expected set of Q1 2018 results, driven primarily by higher activity in the North American market.... Although the company remains optimistic....

Life & Style

Meet French first lady Brigitte Macron: President Emmanuel Macron's former schoolteacher turned wife who's visiting the Trumps with him

Glamorous former high school teacher Brigitte Trogneux is France's first first lady in five years, and it's caused some adjustments. She and her husband French President Emmanuel Macron — whose popularity has experienced ups and downs in his first y

Politics

Trump's first state dinner held in honor of French President Macron: What to know

Tuesday night will be an affair to remember as the White House hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for President Trump’s first state dinner.

Technology

Tech VC Bill Gurley: Silicon Valley now thinks it's 'cool' to go public again

Gurley has seen several of his own investments hit the public markets in recent months.

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