Business

Government Clears Amazon's $13 Billion Purchase Of Whole Foods

US | Thomas Phippen
Organic vegetables are shown at a Whole Foods Market in LaJolla, California in this May 13, 2008 file photo. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Bezos expands empire to retail stores

Trump Tower Starbucks Makes 33 Percent More Than Typical Location

Business | Kerry Picket
The Trump Tower logo is pictured in New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
100 cups of coffee per hour at peak periods

Dakota Pipeline Developer Sues Enviros For Using Misinformation Against Pipeline

Energy | Chris White
A protestor holds a Resist sign as indigenous activists and supporters hold a protest march and rally in opposition to the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTS12C70

‘[T]he attacks were calculated and thoroughly irresponsible’

Uber Sued At Least 435 Times In 2017, Says Report

Business | Eric Lieberman
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

‘Belligerent corporate stance’

Apple Made 'Missteps' With Driverless Cars, Might Ditch The Plan All Together

Business | Eric Lieberman
Apple CEO Tim Cook looking happily at a self-driving car. Left: [STEPHEN LAM/Getty Images] Right: [ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images]

‘Titan’

Brexit Could Decimate Britain's Commercial Aviation Industry

US | Ted Goodman
British Airways plane lands at Heathrow Airport. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

‘Potentially detrimental consequences for UK competitiveness’

Here's How The Hashtag Has Dominated Twitter For 10 Years

Business | Eric Lieberman
The Twitter Inc. logo is shown with the U.S. flag during the company's IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, November 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

#Birthday

Google, Walmart Team Up To Trump Amazon

Business | Eric Lieberman
Walmart just purchased e-retailer Jet.com REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Corporations are making alliances and enemies

Goldman Sachs Schemes To Take Out Key Obama-Era Rule

Business | Robert Donachie
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) at his side in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Hated unanimously by major banks

Tobacco Behemoth Heaps Praise On FDA's Friendlier Stance To Vaping

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

A man uses a Philip Morris iQOS e-cigarette in Tokyo, Japan May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

‘Best articulated positions in many years’

Investors Are Beginning To Realize Tesla Is Standing On Shaky Ground

Business | Chris White
Indianapolis - Circa April 2017: Tesla Service Center. Tesla designs and manufactures the Model S electric sedan IV (Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com)

‘It’s not a level I’m willing to step into yet.’

Bans On Vaping Are 'Likely Illegal' Under Global Trade Law

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

Man creates a vape cloud. Losev Artyom/Shutterstock.

‘Discrimination’

Lithuania Buys First Shipments Of US Natural Gas In Stance Against Russia

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with journalists following a live nationwide broadcast call-in in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

‘We want to cement our relationship with the United States’

Netflix To Customers During Eclipse: 'I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR YOU'

Business | Eric Lieberman
U.S. President Donald Trump watches the solar eclipse with first Lady Melania Trump and son Barron from the Truman Balcony at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTS1CPAK

‘Well played, Moon’

Top Drug Manufacturer To Florida: Don't Use Our Drugs For Executions

US | Anders Hagstrom
JARRATT, VA - UNDATED: In this undated handout photo from the Virginia Department of Corrections, shows the gurney in which convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad will be put to death at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia. Muhammad, 48, is set to die by lethal injection in Greensville Correctional Center tonight, seven years after he and his teenage accomplice terrorized the area in and around the nation's capital for three weeks. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

May feel pain …

Dems Float 'Public Option' As Solution To Obamacare Woes

Politics | Robert Donachie
(Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX32FLD)

‘Agnostic what that may do to the private insurance market’

First McDonald's, Now Walmart Is Teaming Up With Uber

Business | Eric Lieberman
Left: Walmart app on a smartphone. [Shutterstock - Vdovichenko Denis] Right: Uber app on a smartphone. [Shutterstock - Jirapong Manustrong]

‘What in the world are we going to have for dinner?’

Pennsylvania Energy Company Opens Second Coal Mine During Trump-Era

Energy | Chris White
A dirty coalminer displays a lump of coal as a power and energy source. Shutterstock/Joe Belanger

‘I think it’’s a direct link.’

These Big Name Tech Companies Shout Progressivism While Selling Out To China

World | Eric Lieberman and Ryan Pickrell
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium in this August 8, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/Files

‘If they are not going to be the ones to stand up to China, who is?’

Is The US Approaching Peak Solar Power?

Energy | Michael Bastasch
FILE PHOTO: Solar electric panels on residential bulding in down town Los Angeles

‘California seems to have reached it already’

Old Oil Wells Are The Next Big Producers

Energy | Tim Pearce
FILE PHOTO - Pumpjacks taken out of production temporarily stand idle at a Hess site while new wells are fracked near Williston

‘The opportunity is tremendous’

California GOP Calls Out Enviro Billionaire's Supposed Hypocrisy On Tesla Subsidies

Business | Chris White
(Editorial credit: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com)

‘Literally a gift of tax funds to the billionaires’

Big Labor Donates To SPLC Following Charlottesville

US | Ted Goodman
AFSCME sign: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

‘Condemns the hate and intolerance of the alt-right’

Big Pharma Company Pays Woman $417 Million In Baby Powder Case

US | Eric Lieberman
Talcum powder for babies. [Shutterstock - namtipStudio]

‘Might cause cancer in the ovaries’

Restaurant Shamed For Serving Gay Couple Ice Cream In Two Bowls

Business | Grace Carr
Chocolate-dipped, sprinkle-covered ice cream cones are seen on a tray at Sundaes and Cones ice cream shop in New York July 15, 2012. The third Sunday of every July is National Ice Cream Day in the United States. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

‘We were speechless’

McDonald's Set To Close 169 Locations, Jeopardizing Thousands Of Jobs

World | Gabrielle Okun

A ‘huge shock’

California's Green Policies Could Pay A Coal Mine To Burn Off Natural Gas As Part Of A Plan Even Environmentalists Call A 'Scam'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘We are giving you an economic incentive’

Google May Lose Its Own Name Because It's So Well Known

Business | Eric Lieberman
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 26: A visitor uses a cell phone in front of the Google logo on September 26, 2012 at the official opening party of the Google offices in Berlin, Germany. Although the American company holds 95% of the German search engine market share and already has offices in Hamburg and Munich, its new offices on the prestigious Unter den Linden avenue are its first in the German capital. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

‘googledonaldtrump.com’

Farmers Sue Over 'Unrealistic' Pesticide Instructions

US | Tim Pearce
Monsanto logo is displayed on a screen where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S. on May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan

‘When farmers and applicators follow these instructions, [dicambra] works.’

JP Morgan To Donate To SPLC And ADL After Charlottesville

Business | Robert Donachie
JP Morgan Chase and Company CEO Jamie Dimon answers a question at the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, June 13, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo

‘Stands in support of all those who reject racism and violence’

Musk, More Than Hundred Tech Leaders Are Super Worried About Killer Robots

Business | Eric Lieberman
A robot army ready for deployment. [Shutterstock - Tatiana Shepeleva]

‘See robots going down the street killing people’

Following Charlottesville, Companies Are Laying Down The Hammer. But Where Does It End?

Business | Eric Lieberman
People gather for a vigil in response to the death of a counter-demonstrator at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, outside the White House in Washington, U.S. August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Deeply uncomfortable’

Mnuchin Answers Calls For His Resignation: 'I Am Proud To Serve My Country'

Politics | Robert Donachie
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) at his side in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Nor do they have any defense from the President or this administration’

Goldman Sachs Now Has A Vested Interest In Saudi Arabia

Business | Robert Donachie
Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is shown in this July 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

Goldman has been operating in the kingdom since 2009

How The Daily Stormer Went From GoDaddy To The Shadows Of The Dark Web

Business | Eric Lieberman
Hooded computer hacker stealing information with laptop. [Shutterstock - PORTRAIT IMAGES ASIA BY NONWARIT]

‘Moving to the dark web isn’t illegal’

Nevada Flooded With 'Very Fishy' Requests For Oil Speculation

Energy | Tim Pearce
A pump jack is seen at the Ashalchinskoye oil field owned by Russia's oil producer Tatneft near Almetyevsk

‘A complete sham’

Most Of 'Nonpartisan' Kaiser Foundation’s Board Donates To Democrats Exclusively

US | Thomas Phippen
Health care- stethoscope on a pile of money (Photo: Shutterstock/By Helder Almeida)

And Kathleen Sebelius is a trustee

EU Makes It Illegal For The UK To Promote Vaping Over Smoking

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

Ufa, Russia, South Vape Shop, 5 April, 2016: E-liquid (e-juice) "High vape" for electronic cigarette (vaping device), on the counter in smoke (vapor) in vape bar in bottles. (Aleksandr Pogudin/Shutterstock)

‘Absurd state of affairs’

Media Twists Study To Push False Narrative On Teen Vaping

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

Jerred Marsh (R) samples flavored vape juice from Nancy Reyes at the Vape Summit 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada May 2, 2015. According to new research provided to Reuters, youngsters say that the flavors of the vaping liquids is one of the top two reasons they began using e-cigarette. REUTERS/David Becker

‘An all-time low’

Companies Will Lose $694 Million When Employees Stop Work To Watch Solar Eclipse

US | Gabrielle Okun

Companies will lose a great deal of productivity

US Fracking Keeps Pushing Oil Price Forecasts Down

Energy | Tim Pearce
A natural gas well is drilled near Canton, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania January 8, 2012. Bradford County is currently ground zero for fracking the Marcellus shale in the Northeastern United States. Shale gas production has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to advances in fracking, which involves injecting a cocktail of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to extract fuel. Picture taken January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone

‘Oil prices will not rise above $60 a barrel’

Harvard Writers Don't Think Tesla Is Anywhere Near As 'Disruptive' As Apple

Business | Chris White
(Editorial credit: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com)

‘The company has is a powerful brand’

Economic Analyst Says NY's Clean Energy Policy Is A Trillion Dollar Nightmare

Energy | Chris White
Solar Panels - Background (Shutterstock/ Lightboxx)

‘It’s simple economics’

Coal Miners Aren't Having Much Luck Finding Jobs In Fracking

Business | Ted Goodman
Coal mining boots are shown above miners' lockers before the start of an afternoon shift at a coal mine near Gilbert, West Virginia May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith.

‘If there was a War on Coal, it was really declared by natural gas’

IRS Can't Be Forced To Release Trump Tax Records, Judge Rules

Politics | Kevin Daley
Protestors call for President Trump to release his tax returns. (YouTube screenshot/ABC News)

‘Although those returns happen to belong to President Trump…’

Apple's Tim Cook May Receive A Roughly $90 Million Bonus As iPhone Price Is Expected To Skyrocket

Business | Eric Lieberman
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 21: Apple CEO Timothy Cook delivers opening remarks while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Investigations Subcommittee about the company's offshore profit shifting and tax avoidance in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. A Congressional report released yesterday said that Apple, America's most profitable technology company, used a complex system of international subsidiaries and tax avoidance efforts to shift at least $74 billion out of the reach of the Internal Revenue Service between 2009 and 2012. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘The high end model at $1,300 or 1,400’

Trump Moves Ahead With 150 Million Barrel Oil Drilling Project

Energy | Tim Pearce
Offshore oil rig drilling platform. (Credit: Kanok Sulaiman/Shutterstock)

‘Great oil and gas potential’

Activists Want To Illegally Cut Off Millions From Trains Carrying Fossil Fuels

Energy | Tim Pearce
FILE PHOTO: A CSX coal train (R) moves past an idling CSX engine at the switchyard in Brunswick, Maryland October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo

‘it’s about climate change’

Trump Cooks Up Deal To Send Bacon To Argentina

US | Thomas Phippen
Pig on a truck (Shutterstock/Iryna Hromotska)

For the first time in a quarter century