Business

Apple Fired Its Black Diversity Chief After She Said Whites Can Be Diverse

Business | Grace Carr
Apple tech store (Shutterstock/Sorbis)

‘Diversity is the human experience’

Environmentalists Are Perpetuating Poverty In Native Communities, Leader Says

Energy | David Krayden
Thomas Terry, a St'at'imc Bear Dancer from Xwisten First Nation, dances before a march protesting against the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

‘That is how worried I am’

Utility Chief Responsible For Shady Puerto Rico Utility Deal Resigns

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

‘Distraction’

Vox Is Unionizing Just Weeks After A Move Like This Closed Down Two Newsrooms

Business | Tim Pearce
FILE PHOTO: Audience members line up as striking Writers Guild of America members picket in front of NBC studios in Burbank, California, U.S. on January 2, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/File Photo

‘Making it harder for the business to be financially successful’

Alternative Technology Is Wrecking The Global Cigarette Market

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 01, 2017 : Marlboro and Philip Morris IQOS, which can be described as a hybrid between analog and electronic cigarettes. (Shutterstock/KOKTARO)

‘Far more rational public health approach’

EA CAVES To Raging Star Wars Nerds, Pulls In-Game Purchases From Battlefront II

Business | Anders Hagstrom
Gaming fans play "Star Wars Battlefront II" from EA Sports at the Los Angeles Convention Center on day one of E3 2017, the three day Electronic Entertainment Expo, one of the biggest events in the gaming industry calendar, on June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘This was never our intention’

FCC Takes Steps To Speed Ahead In Race To 5G

Tech | Eric Lieberman
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 08: Students participating in Pacific Gas and Electric's PowerPathway Pole Climbing Capstone course climb utility poles at the pole climbing training facility on June 8, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘A critical component of economic growth, job creation’

Countries That Don't Use Much Coal Sign A Pledge To Ban It

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Demonstration under the banner "Protect the climate - stop coal" two days before the start of the COP 23 UN Climate Change Conference hosted by Fiji but held in Bonn

None of the world’s top coal countries joined

Amazon Pins Blame On USPS For Grocery Delivery Mess

Business | Eric Lieberman
INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 27: An Amazon Fresh truck arrives at a warehouse. AmazonFresh lets you order groceries and have them delivered on the same day. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

They did it!

FDA Approves New Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

Health | Nick Givas
A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey - RC140981E7A0

31 percent reduction in symptoms

The US's Last Denim Plant Is About To Close

US | Nick Givas
The clothing tag on a pair of jeans by Wal-Mart's brand Faded Glory, which is made in Bangladesh, is shown after purchase from a Walmart store in Encinitas, California, May 14, 2013. Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that it would conduct in-depth safety inspections at all 279 Bangladesh factories with which it works and publicly release the names and inspection information, as pressure mounts on retailers to ensure worker safety after April's deadly building collapse. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - GM1E95F0GAA01

‘National tragedy’

Facebook Starts Building Wind Farm That Will Totally Run Its New Data Center

Tech | Eric Lieberman
The world's largest offshore wind farm, Middelgrunden Windmill Farm, located in the Oeresund, three km from Copenhagen harbour. French companies EDF and Alstom secured the tender to install hundreds of offshore wind turbines along the french coast, on April 6, 2012. (Photo: SOEREN BIDSTRUP/AFP/Getty Images)

‘One step closer’

Amazon Sells Portion Of Business For $300 Million Because Of Chinese Law

Business | Eric Lieberman
Shanghai, CHINA: The founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos talks to the press during a news conference in Shanghai, 07 June 2007. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Chinese law forbids non-Chinese companies’

Papa Johns Grovels Before NFL After Criticism Anthem Protests

Sports | Anders Hagstrom
Houston Texans v Seattle Seahawks

‘Definitely not our intention’

Uber Hit With Another Sexual Assault Lawsuit After Women Claim Drivers Raped Them

Business | Eric Lieberman
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Protesters stand outside of a Manhattan court as former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn exits the court on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The Manhattan District Attorney's office has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against Strauss-Kahn by Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘We take them very seriously’

10-Year-Old Kid Proves Yet Another Defect In Apple's Technology

Tech | Eric Lieberman

More bad news for Apple

Trump's New Labor Prosecutor Could Undo Obama-Era Union Wins In A Big Way

Business | Tim Pearce
President Barack Obama greets President Donald Trump after his inauguration in January 2017. Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

‘Rights of workers and job creators before powerful special interests’

Reddit CEO Says He Wants To Go Public, Says Report

Business | Eric Lieberman
Reddit mascots are displayed at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California April 15, 2014. Reddit, a website with a retro-'90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity "ask me anything," is going after more eyeballs, and advertising, by allowing members of its passionate community to post their own news more quickly and easily. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Do you support it?

Energy Company Charged $319 An Hour To Fix Puerto Rico's Busted Grid

US | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

‘Linemen cost $60 … But $300 an hour? No way’

Progressives Unveil Plans For Anti-Trump Hotel In The Heart Of DC

US | Grace Carr
An anti-Trump protester holds his protest sign in front of mounted police outside a rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

Appealing to a ‘woke’ crowd

Lawsuit Claims Tesla Is Low On The Model 3s But Heavy On The Racism

Business | Chris White
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

‘Hotbed for racist behavior’

EA's Explanation For Why You Have To Pay $80 More To Play As Vader Made History For Its Reddit Beat Down

Tech | Rob Shimshock
Darth Vader stands in front of some Storm Troopers in Madame Tussauds Berlin wax museum (Shutterstock/Anton_Ivanov)

‘It’s a perversion of gaming’

Bill Gates Bought Nearly 25,000 Acres To Build His Own City

Tech | Eric Lieberman
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Microsoft founder Bill Gates (C) and his wife Melinda Gates (L), who have donated billions of dollars globally to promote health and fight poverty, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Transform a raw, blank slate’

How GOP's Tax Deal Could End Gov Brown's Anti-Fossil Fuel Fantasies

Politics | Chris White
FILE PHOTO - California Governor Jerry Brown speaks in Sacramento, California, U.S. on January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Max Whittaker/File Photo

Reports show the bill could destroy the push

TPP Countries Agree on 'Core Elements' After Trudeau Skips Meeting

World | David Krayden
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kham

‘Trudeau’s walk-out is deeply embarrassing’

There Are At Least 7 Things Wrong With Apple's Newer Software Update

Tech | Eric Lieberman
A cracked smartphone lying on the ground. [Shutterstock - Rokas Tenys]

‘Cracklinggate’

TripAdvisor Is Flagging Hotels With Reports Of Sexual Assault

Business | Eric Lieberman
A shattered glass panel featuring a traditional female symbol. [Shutterstock - Ron Zmiri]

‘Made aware of recent media reports’

DOE Disputes Reports Coal Giant Injected Ideas Into Electric Grid Study

Energy | Chris White
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 7, 2014: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Editorial credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

‘Added nothing new to the conversation’

Cities Continue To Ignore Science By Treating Vaping Like Smoking

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

Man creates a vape cloud. Losev Artyom/Shutterstock.

‘Same chemicals in electronic smoke’

Popular Women's Retailer Opens Fitting Rooms To All Genders After Social Media Outrage

Business | Jena Greene
FILE PHOTO -- A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access adorns the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Photo

Is this smart?

Top Three Richest Big Wigs Wealthier Than Poorest Half Of America

Business | Eric Lieberman
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and business magnate Warren Buffett are as wealthy as the bottom half of the U.S. population combined. Left: Jeff Bezos (Photo: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images) Center: Bill Gates (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) Right: Warren Buffett (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

‘We’re living better than Rockefeller’

Trudeau Warns Canada Won't Be Forced Into TPP

World | David Krayden
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc (not pictured) at the Government Office in Hanoi, Vietnam November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Kham

‘Canada will not be rushed into a deal…’

Marlboro Makers Invest In Largest US Vape Retailer

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

Packs of Marlboro cigarettes are displayed for sale at a convenience store in Somerville, Massachusetts July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘We have learned a great deal’

France Realized It's A Really Bad Idea To Ditch Nuclear Power

Energy | Michael Bastasch
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a visit to The School of Application to the Trades of Public Works (EATP), which is devoted to apprenticeship and vocational training in Egletons, France, October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool

‘Another pro-nuclear victory!’

One-Third Of US Cities And Companies Like Uber Just Aren't Getting Along

Business | Eric Lieberman
The public sector and the private sector battling it out over business and regulatory arrangements. [Shutterstock - Brian A Jackson]

‘Very poor’ relationship

Puerto Rico Government Blames Jones Act For Island's Slow Recovery

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

‘It is an additional cost for the island’

Senator Grills Yahoo Exec On How The Company Still Hasn't Figured Out Why It Was Hacked

Politics | Eric Lieberman
Senator John Thune (R-SD) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator John Barrasso (L) listens during a media briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

‘Obvious question’

Opioid Lawsuits Target Alleged Root Cause Of The Addiction Epidemic

US | Steve Birr
A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Killing a generation’

Two High Profile Engineers Have Bailed On Tesla Over The Last Three Months

Business | Chris White
A Tesla charging station is seen in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. September 28, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Could hamper production ability

Twitter Is Doubling Its Character Count For (Almost) All Users

Tech | Eric Lieberman
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

‘New and novel’

New Jersey's Democrat Candidate For Gov Wants To Cut Off Natural Gas Energy

Energy | Tim Pearce
New Jersey Democrat candidate for governor Phil Murphy

‘[Natural gas] is the backbone of energy production’

Uber Drops $5 Million On Sexual Assault Prevention After Company Has Problems Of Its Own

Business | Eric Lieberman
A female employee pushing a male colleague's hand away from her thigh. [Shutterstock - Dmitri Ma]

‘The ripple effects can last a lifetime’

Papa Johns Orders Neo-Nazis To Stop Ordering Their Pizza

Business | Amber Randall
The Papa John's store in Westminster, Colorado, U.S. August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

‘Condemn racism in all its forms’

Researchers Say iPhone X Is The Most Breakable

Business | Eric Lieberman
A cracked smartphone lying on the ground. [Shutterstock - Rokas Tenys]

‘worth the risk?’

FDA Shift On Vaping Is Bringing Optimism Back To The Industry

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

T-shirts on display at the Vape Summit 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada May 2, 2015. New research provided to Reuters has found that performing tricks is one of the top two reasons young users say they consider the devices cool. REUTERS/David Becker

‘It’s not the nicotine that kills’

Apple Used An Obscure Island To Avoid Billions In Taxes, Says Report

Business | Eric Lieberman
ST HELIER, JERSEY - APRIL 13: The sun begins to set over Corbiere Lighthouse on April 13, 2017 near St Helier, Jersey. Jersey, which is not a member of the European Union, is one of the top worldwide offshore financial centres, described by some as a tax haven, as it attracts deposits from customers outside of the island who seek the advantages of reduced tax burdens. In 2008 Jersey's gross national income per capita was among the highest in the world. However, its taxation laws have been widely criticised by various people and groups including the EU. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

‘Tremendous opportunity’

This Is Why Trump Wants Saudi Arabia To List Its Oil Company On The New York Stock Exchange

Energy | Tim Pearce
Trump delivers remarks to reporters after meeting with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh

‘Aramco’s IPO will be just about the biggest ever’

Marijuana Company Developing Smokeless Products To Help With Pain And Anxiety

US | Nick Givas
Marijuana plants are examined under a magnifying glass at Ganja Farms marijuana store in Bogota, Colombia January 7, 2016. To match COLOMBIA-CANNABIS/MEDICAL REUTERS/John Vizcaino

‘Very similar onset to smoking’

This Standing Desk Riser Goes Up And Down, But Your Productivity And Health Will Only Go Up

Daily Dealer | Jack Kocsis
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And this code will get you 30 percent off

Commerce Dept.: Ross Had No Influence On Company That Dealt With Russians

Politics | David Krayden

‘Secretary Ross misled me, the Senate Commerce Committee, and the American people’